Royal School of Needlework

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

Tutors: Amy Burt

Since graduating with Merit from the Future Tutor (FT) Program in July 2017 Amy is now a full time Embroiderer. Amy teaches RSN Day Classes and on the RSN BA (Hons) Degree as well as teaching on the Certificate & Diploma Summer Intensive Programme at Hampton Court.  From April to August 2018, she will teach the ‘Tour & Taster’ workshops during the ‘Animals in Embroidery’ exhibition at HCP.

During her FT studies at the RSN, Amy worked on ‘Magna Carta (An Embroidery)’, designed by Cornelia Parker, the Nicholas Oakwell Couture ostrich feathered gown for the GREAT Britain Campaign, the ‘Nude Series’ for NEO Pop Artist Philip Colbert and the ‘Whitewalker’ for HBO’s Game of Thrones. 

A number of Amy’s embroideries have been exhibited by the RSN at The Knitting & Stitch Shows, Fashion & Embroidery and during the RSN’s ’30 Years at the Palace’ exhibition in 2017.  Her Stumpwork ‘Freddie Mercury’ piece was exhibited during the popular ‘Stories in Stitch’ exhibition in 2017 and her final project ‘Bird of Paradise’ embroidered suede bomber jacket is on show at the ‘Embellishment in Fashion’ exhibition until March 2018 – both held in the RSN Embroidery Studios at HCP.

Amy also works as a Senior Embroiderer at the British Haute Couture fashion house Ralph & Russo. She has worked on dresses for Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle and Penelope Cruz to name but a few!  She teaches in London and now travels regularly to Berlin where she embroiders for a textile conservation and restoration company specialising in historical textiles.


Upcoming courses by Amy Burt

Date Course Title
11/07/2018 Tour & Taster - Flamingo - Inspired by RSN Animals Exhibition View
12/07/2018 Blackwork: '70's Flower' - Hampton Court View
13/07/2018 Blackwork in Colour: '70's Flower' - Hampton Court View
14/08/2018 Tour & Taster - Flamingo - Inspired by RSN Animals Exhibition View
15/08/2018 Tour & Taster - Squirrel - Inspired by RSN Animals Exhibition View
15/09/2018 Introduction to Embroidery: 'Vintage Diver' - Hampton Court View
16/09/2018 Introduction to Jacobean Crewelwork: 'Stork' - Bristol View
29/09/2018 Introduction to Jacobean Crewelwork: 'Stork' - Hampton Court View
06/10/2018 Raised Embroidery Apple Tree - Rugby View
09/12/2018 Introduction to Raised Embroidery: 'Mistletoe Sprig' - Hampton Court View