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Royal School of Needlework

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

Tutors: Sarah Homfray

Sarah completed the RSN Apprenticeship in 2006 and went on to teach RSN Apprentices and on the Certificate and Diploma course as well as undertaking freelance teaching and commissions. Sarah worked as part of the RSN team which created the embellishment for the wedding dress of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, and has worked on a variety of private commissions including making the replica Standard of the 105th Regiment for the Battle of Waterloo 200 Year commemorations in 2015.

Sarah has travelled extensively and lived in Cyprus for one year where she gained a Diploma in Fine Art. Inspiration from her travels often appears in her work and she strongly believes in drawing and observation, embroidery design being a particular area of interest for her.

Sarah holds a Certificate in Education from the University of Greenwich, has taught in the USA and Cyprus and currently works freelance from her studio in Nottinghamshire teaching, running her online shop and making YouTube videos.

Sarah has been published in magazines and has written Silk-Shading - RSN Essential Stitch Guide (2011) and contributed several projects to the new book ‘Embroidery: A Maker’s Guide’  by the Victoria & Albert Museum (2017).