Royal School of Needlework

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

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Join us in the art of hand embroidery.

From hand embroidering HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, an epic 6m x 4m, 3D Game of Thrones embroidery and a designer dress embellished with over 200,000 ostrich feathers, the Royal School of Needlework has worked on a wide array of exciting projects and is a fantastic place to learn. 

To find out more and see behind the scenes, click on the video above. 

The Royal School of Needlework was founded in 1872 and continues to teach this beautiful skill and develop its relevance for today.  The RSN offers a range of courses, for beginners through to advanced.   Students can choose to study Day Classes, a Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery, a Degree in Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art or the RSN’s Future Tutors programme which trains the teachers of tomorrow.

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  • 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 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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