The RSN is a registered charity devoted to keeping the art of hand embroidery alive around the world. We manage, curate and display a collection of historical pieces, as well as teaching the traditional techniques and conserving and restoring pieces. Marrying the historical techniques with modern design is a key focus of our degree course.

Public Benefit

The work of our staff and students can be seen throughout the country whether in community, commemorative or religious projects. We loan pieces of our historical collection for public exhibitions and our the restoration work done by our studio team can be seen by thousands of people every year at locations such as Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Buckfast Abbey.

RSN Work on Display

Numerous embroideries created by the RSN are on display throughout the UK in stately homes, churches, private homes and public collections. Here we’ve listed some of the pieces on public display.


Our Board of Trustees is run by Chairman Andrew Palmer. The trustees are: Caroline de Guitaut, Elizabeth Braakenburg Dyce, Samantha Hoe-Richardson, Deborah Lamb, Christopher Stooke, Sharan Wicks, Morgan Fowles, Nicola Clarke, John Miles and Stephanie Wright.

All correspondence for the Trustees should go to Jane Hitchinson at T: +44(0)20 3166 6936

Annual Report

Download our latest annual report.