Royal School of Needlework

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of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery

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Embroidery Studio


Our Embroidery Studio is thrilled to have embroidered the goldwork crown for Magna Carta (An Embroidery) by renowned artist Cornelia Parker recently nominated for a Sky Arts Award

See step by step images of some of the recent work we have carried out for customers

The Royal School of Needlework features a specialist Embroidery Studio that creates beautiful bespoke commissions for the future as well as bringing historical textiles back to life by conserving or restoring them.

Renowned for its highly-skilled professional RSN hand embroiderers, customers come from all over the world, including fashion designers, Oscar nominees, cathedrals, private individuals and the Royal Family.

The RSN’s Embroidery Services Studio is based at Hampton Court Palace, south west London.

Our services include:
Bespoke commissions

How to contact us
Please contact us with photographs where possible. Initially we will provide you with an approximate cost. Once we see the the actual piece (or final artwork), we will then produce a formal estimate. We are always happy to discuss you budget and the choice of techniques to help you realise your ideas. We would ask for an indication of your timescale, especially if your piece is for a special event.

Please note visits to our Embroidery Studio are by appointment only.
Find out how our Embroidery Studio can help you - Download our PDF Brochure

New embroidery commissions: care of textiles

Royal Wedding

The RSN is proud to have helped Sarah Burton create The Duchess of Cambridge's beautiful Wedding Dress which was displayed at Buckingham Palace in summer 2011 and attracted over 626,000 visitors.  

Hugo Burnand - Photographer   © St James's Palace

Contact details

Contact the RSN Embroidery Studio
T: +44 (0)20 3166 6940 or Email
All visits by appointment only


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