Royal School of Needlework

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

Tutors: Lisa Bilby


Lisa teaches on the RSN Certificate & Diploma and Degree programmes as well as working on a variety of commissions for the RSN Studio.  Before coming to the Royal School of Needlework as an Apprentice in 2001, she completed a degree in Costume Design and Production.

Graduating from the RSN Apprenticeship, Lisa won several prizes including the Hilda Watson prize for Silk Shading and the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers prize for Goldwork.

She was privileged to be part of the embroidery team who worked on HRH The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress in 2011, an Oscar dress for Naomie Harris in 2013, a wedding dress for the late L’Wren Scott and more recently in 2015 for Cornelia Parker, ‘Magna Carta (an Embroidery)’ which was exhibited in the British Library.


Upcoming courses by Lisa Bilby

Date Course Title
07/07/2018 Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by 1830s Shawl Collar - Fashion Museum Bath View
21/07/2018 Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by Queen Mary's Bow Shoes (1935) - Fashion Museum Bath View