Royal School of Needlework

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

Tutors: Sara-Jane Dennis

After a career in nursing and the Forces, Sara-Jane gained a degree in Art History and Museum Studies from Lancaster University. She graduated from the RSN Future Tutor programme in 2017 with an Outstanding Acheivement Award. Having led a peripatetic life, she has collected many experiences and influences on her travels. Now settling in Lancaster, she remains drawn towards the ethnic and eclectic.

Sara-Jane has worked on several high-profile RSN commissions: a Nicholas Oakwell Couture evening gown for the GREAT Britain Campaign, 'Magna Carta (An Embroidery)' designed by artist Cornelia Parker for the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Game of Thrones 'Hardhome Embroidery' and Burberry's 'Maker's House', in partnership with The New Craftsmen. 

As well as Day Classes, the Certificate & Diploma courses, Summer Intensive and Degree modules at Hampton Court Palace, Sara-Jane has also taught at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Library and the Royal Free Hospital. She is currently volunteering for Combat Stress and SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity.

Upcoming courses by Sara-Jane Dennis

Date Course Title
23/06/2018 Introduction to Surface Stitches: 'Quilted Needlecase' - Hampton Court View
24/06/2018 Introduction to Appliqué: 'Eye Mask' - Hampton Court View
06/07/2018 Introduction to Silk Shading: 'Flower' - Hampton Court View
01/08/2018 Intermediate Silk Shading: 'Royal Corgi' - Hampton Court View