The RSN’s Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery (C&D) is taught at our base at Hampton Court Palace in south west London, as well as at our UK satellite centres in BristolRugbyDurham and Glasgow and internationally in Japan and the USA.

To become a student either Registersign up for an Open Day, or contact the Education Team to discuss your options:

E: education@royal-needlework.org.uk  T: 0203 166 6928

If you are already a student you can go straight through to book by using the purple Log in or Book Courses link above.

The Certificate concentrates on core techniques and the Diploma develops these skills, taking them to the next level. The programme offers a flexible structure throughout the academic year so are perfect for anyone with family or work commitments. You can choose dates to suit you and can also join Intensive Courses during the summer at most RSN centres.

You don’t need any previous experience to join our C&D Programme. Just enthusiasm and consistency. Consistency is the key to developing your ability. These courses enable you to develop solid skills and become part of a long tradition of maintaining the highest standards in hand embroidery. Our C&D students have use their skills to work on private and public commissions including community textile projects, work for churches, cathedrals and religious buildings, as designer/makers, and in fashion.

Click the links below to see full details of each element of the C&D Course.

I enrolled on the course because I was planning my early retirement. The course is rich, creative and inspirational and it’s just amazing what you can achieve.
Ann Howden