Royal School of Needlework

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

Tutors: Flo Collingwood


Flo graduated from the RSN three year Apprenticeship and on completion of the course she worked full-time as a Studio embroiderer and teacher, whilst completing a two year Certificate in Education from Greenwich University.

Flo continues to teach RSN Day Classes as well as Bespoke Classes as well as on the RSN Degree Programme.  Flo was also part of the team that work on The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress and veil in 2011and returns to the RSN Studio to work on large projects, such as the 2013 Oscar dress worn by Naomie Harris. 

Flo especially enjoys the design stage before starting any embroidery and loves quilts and coverlets, combining silk shaded work with pretty fabrics and contemporary ideas.  Examples of Flo’s work can be seen in Tracy A Franklin's and Nicola Jarvis’s book, Contemporary Whitework.