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Events & Exhibitions

Embellishment in Fashion Exhibition, Hampton Court Palace, Closes March

This exciting display from the RSN’s unique Textile Collection captures the style and versatility of embroidery and embellishment from the 18th to 21st centuries.  Book here      Final few spaces

Certificate & Diploma Open Days, Hampton Court Palace on 23 April and 8 June. For more details and to book your place.

Open Day at RSN Glasgow on Friday 23 March from 10.30am - 12.30pm

Open Day at RSN Bristol on Sunday 13 May, from 10am to 4pm

Animals in Embroidery Exhibition, Hampton Court Palace, April - December 2018    This new exhibition will showcase work by current and recent RSN students along with examples from the RSN’s Collection of animals worked in all techniques but especially Silk Shading which focuses on achieving the most life-like rendition.  To see all Tour dates, please visit our booking pages. For more information, please contact: by email or call +44 (0)20 3166 6939.


External Exhibitions & Workshops

The Spring Knitting & Sitching Show, London Olympia, 1 - 4 March 2018

Our Degree students will be stitching on the Mr X Stitch stand at Olympia and you will be able to see our C&D and Degree students work at the NEC.  

Learning Curve Workshops, 11.45am

Duration: 1.5 hours; Price: £18 + Show Entry

Stylised Bird, Friday 2 March & Sunday 4 March

Goldwork Acorns, Thursday 1 March & Saturday 3 March

Fashion and Embroidery, NEC Birmingham, 15 - 18 March 2018

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2018, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, 16-18 March 2018

Workshops: £20.50 each, or £38 when booked together (includes entry to the Fair)

Saturday 17 March, 2.00 - 3.40 pm - Stylised Bird Taster

Sunday 18 March, 1.30 - 3.00pm - Jacobean Crewelwork Sampler Taster


1953 Coronation Robe sampler

Contact details

To discuss events, exhibitions and the loan of RSN Collection pieces contact:

E: Jane Hitchinson
T: +44(0)20 3166 6936


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