Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework The International Centre
of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery
Dating back over 1000 years, with its roots in religious and royal embroidery, goldwork has a luxurious and opulent quality. The RSN is renowned for its teaching of goldwork and the traditional methods are used in churchwork, livery and royal commissions. Today, in addition to ecclesiastical, ceremonial and military applications, contemporary goldwork designs are used in the fashion industry and interior design. Goldwork embroidery uses a wide variety of metal threads including gilt copper and silver and can be combined with other techniques such as silk shading to produce sumptuous effects.
Keep in touch
- Learn Blackwork with Sarah Smith at K&S Dublin this Sunday! Sarah created this beautiful piece for her Future Tutor… https://t.co/eEctrNUPFe21/10/2016
- Join us at K&S Harrogate, 24-27 November, on Stand C290 and see some of the amazing work produced by students from… https://t.co/7BZJgF1h7X20/10/2016
- Visit us on Stand TG8 at The Knitting & Stitching Show in Dublin from 20-23 October! See stunning work produced by our students.19/10/2016