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New Animals in Embroidery Exhibition Opens 18 April

We will be bringing a menagerie of animals to our base at Hampton Court Palace from 18 April until December 2018.

From a wild tiger and flamboyant flamingo to cute dogs and a peckish chipmunk, it will be a zoo showcase!  But don’t worry, although all the animals look amazingly realistic, they have been brought to life with the art of hand embroidery!

The brand new exhibition, Animals in Embroidery, will feature a ‘parade’ of over 80 different hand embroidered animals, showcasing a ‘flock’ of different techniques from Silk Shading and Blackwork to Goldwork and Jacobean Crewelwork.  Tours start from £16 per person. 

Book your place now to view the RSN’s ‘roaring’ new Animals in Embroidery exhibition.

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The exhibition is in the RSN’s Embroidery Studios at Hampton Court Palace and only open on set days, so pre-booking is essential.

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    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 at Hampton Court Palace. Or order online.
    Open : Weekdays - 1pm to 4.15pm Weekends and Bank Holidays 12 Noon to 4.15pm

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