basket

Royal School of Needlework

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

Home >

New Fashion Exhibition Opens in September

We are delighted to announce that our new exhibition Embellishment in Fashion opens at Hampton Court Palace this September.

Throughout the years, both professional and amateur dressmakers have used embroidery and beading to embellish garments and accessories. This exciting new display from the RSN’s unique Textile Collection captures the style and versatility of embroidery and embellishment from the 18th to 20th centuries.  It will showcase a wide range of pieces from blouses and men’s waistcoats to purses, gloves and shoes.  

Bookings are now open. There are different Tour options to suit all interests including Talk & Tours, Tour & Taster workshops; as well as Curator’s Tours that include rare insights to additional pieces from the RSN Collection.  We also offer bespoke Group Tours.  Tours start from £16 per person and the exhibition runs until March 2018.  

To view a diverse range of fashion pieces spanning 200 years, to book your place click here or contact Natalie Thew on +44 (0)20 3166 6939.   The exhibition is in the RSN’s Embroidery Studio at Hampton Court Palace and only open on set days, so pre-booking is essential.

  • Learn


    We offer a thriving education programme for every level including a range of courses for beginners through to advanced. Students can choose to study Day Classes, a Certificate & Diploma, Future Tutors and Degree, as well as attend exhibitions, study and tour days.

  • Embroidery Studio

      
    We restore embroidered family heirlooms, home furnishings and items from places of worship.  We create bespoke embroidery for special occasions for individuals, organisations and corporate companies.

  • Shop


    We sell embroidery kits, specialist books, needlework equipment, gifts & exclusive RSN products.  We ship worldwide and welcome customers to our shop based at Hampton Court Palace.
    Open daily: 1pm to 4.15pm

Keep in touch


News

View all news >


Latest Tweets

  • Pete Gardner from @SurreyLife Magazine came to experience an RSN class with tutor Owen Davies and here's what he th… https://t.co/aSQj1dKzRM17/08/2017
  • Best of luck to everyone receiving their results today! Looking forward to welcoming our new students in September! #alevelresultsday17/08/2017
  • Afternoon Tea Week, 14-20 August, is the perfect excuse to treat yourself! We celebrate with… https://t.co/CTaDpMT3y514/08/2017