basket

Royal School of Needlework

Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework The International Centre
of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery

Home >

News

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

RSN Midlands Exhibition

07-02-2017

RSN Midlands will be exhibiting a wide range of pieces from its Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery Course.    The exhibition will feature a variety of techniques including Jacobean Crewelwork, Silk Shading, Blackwork and Goldwork as well as sketchbooks and d ...
Read more

Classes in Fashion Museum Bath

07-02-2017

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding four bespoke embroidery classes at the Fashion Museum Bath, one a month this summer. Each class will feature a different technique and design inspired by clothing pieces in the Museum’s exhibition ‘A History of Fashion in 100 ...
Read more

Men Do Embroidery Too!

06-02-2017

  We are on a mission to cast aside the misconception that embroidery is only done by women to encourage more men to take up this traditional skill and art. Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework said:  “The art of hand embroi ...
Read more

Stories in Stitch Exhibition Extended

01-02-2017

Due to popular demand we have extended our Stories in Stitch exhibition until August.  So if you haven’t had a chance to come and see it yet, click here for all our Talk & Tour dates.  There are different options to suit all interests including Talk & Tours; Family Tou ...
Read more

New Royal Patron

30-01-2017

We are delighted to announce that The Duchess of Cornwall will be the new Patron of the Royal School of Needlework. At the end of 2016, Buckingham Palace announced that Her Majesty The Queen would be stepping down as Patron from a number of charities, including the RSN.  The Queen became ...
Read more

Last Minute Class Spaces

29-01-2017

We are have a range of classes to choose from for all levels.  For beginners click on our Introduction to Embroidery Day Classes.  Alternatively for stitchers with a bit more exprience, be inspired by the stunning Hampton Court Palace Chimneys or Ecclesiastical Goldwork and Silk Shading ...
Read more

Restored Altar Frontal for St Mary’s Church

29-01-2017

The RSN Studio has the privilege of working on a great variety of projects; large, small, old or new there is always something fascinating to see.   Our Embroidery Studio recently restored an altar frontal from St Mary’s Church in Oatlands, Weybridge.   The piece wa ...
Read more

Open Day at RSN Bristol

27-01-2017

We will be holding an Open Day at RSN Bristol on Saturday 28 January, from 10am to 4pm.   Entrance is free.  Visitors will be able to explore the beautiful hand embroideries on display created by our students and find out more about the courses on offer. There will also be liv ...
Read more

New Educational Platform for British Fashion

19-12-2016

The Royal School of Needlework is delighted to be part of a collaboration between the British Fashion Council and Google.  Unveiled at The Fashion Awards 2016, the project is an exciting digital educational platform that brings to life the creativity, heritage and craftsmanship of British fa ...
Read more

The Ultimate Christmas Gift

07-12-2016

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves embroidery but not sure what to buy?  Look no further!   Why not treat your friend or relative to a Royal School of Needlework Experience with a Christmas gift voucher.  We have hundreds of beautiful items ava ...
Read more

RSN Christmas Cards

06-12-2016

Don’t miss our new Christmas card collection which is now available to buy in our shop at Hampton Court Palace and online.  We have two designs: • The word WHITE comprises beautiful individual Whitework letters embroidered by five of our 2nd Year Degree Students. &bu ...
Read more

Burberry and The New Craftsmen Christmas Collaboration

06-12-2016

The RSN recently demonstrated its hand embroidery skills at Burberry’s London flagship store in partnership with The New Craftsmen.   The collaboration celebrated British craft and creativity through a weekly programme featuring some of Britain's finest makers.  Expe ...
Read more

100 Hearts for 100 Years at Salisbury Cathedral

06-12-2016

The Royal School of Needlework teamed up with the armed forces charity, SSAFA Wiltshire, to help create ‘100 Hearts for 100 Years’.   The ‘sweetheart’ pincushions were created to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme and were on display ...
Read more

News from the RSN Embroidery Studio

06-12-2016

The RSN Embroidery Studio recently had the pleasure to work on a wonderful Cross Stitch sampler which records the life of the lady that embroidered it.  Lynda Pickering just turned 70 and created this detailed sampler of her own life story to give to one of her grandsons.  Our Embroider ...
Read more

New Year, New Day Classes

06-12-2016

When all the excitement and busyness of Christmas has passed, the new year is the perfect time to treat yourself and enjoy an RSN Day Class.  This January, we have a number of classes to choose from at Hampton Court Palace. Choose our unique Three Part Mixed Stitches Class with Jen G ...
Read more

Visit by HRH The Duchess of Gloucester

14-11-2016

The RSN and Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers were delighted to welcome The Duchess of Gloucester to the RSN Embroidery Studios at Hampton Court Palace.  The Duchess was greeted by Mrs Gillian Norton, Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London; Michael Day, Chief Exe ...
Read more

Degree Graduate Becomes Youngest Trade Freeman

13-11-2016

Massive congratulations to RSN Degree Graduate, Laura Baverstock who has been admitted as a Trade Freeman to the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers.  At the age of just 24, she is the youngest person to join as a Trade Freeman in the company’s over 300 year history! ...
Read more

Game of Thrones Embroidery Returns to London

09-11-2016

The epic Game of Thrones embroidery that the Royal School of Needlework helped to create earlier this year is returning to London.  It will be on display in the Game of Thrones Art Gallery with a huge range of artwork inspired by the popular TV show. Celebrating the release of Season 6, ...
Read more

Last Minute Class Spaces

01-11-2016

     It’s official, the nights are drawing in and what better way to while away the time than cosying up with a beautiful piece of embroidery? We have a vast selection of classes and techniques to choose from, beginners can try their hand at an embroidered heart or d ...
Read more

An Insight into Stories in Stitch Tours

01-11-2016

We welcomed a full class to October’s Stories in Stitch Tour & Taster.  Commencing in our Embroidery Studio at Hampton Court Palace, a member of staff gave a short talk about the RSN, our services and techniques, followed by a Tour of all the fantastic pieces by RSN students and fr ...
Read more

		

Keep in touch


News

View all news >


Latest Tweets

  • The RSN is thrilled to be part of the Itch to Stitch education area at this year's @CHSIstitches Trade Show… https://t.co/PggoRCRXMO18/02/2017
  • Have a wonderful weekend everybody! Blackwork by RSN Certificate Student Penny McMahon #blackwork #handembroidery… https://t.co/u7O0LmoAD617/02/2017