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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: Sophie Long

Sophie Long graduated from the RSN Apprenticeship in 2008 and is now completing her Certificate in Education.  She currently divides her time between working in the RSN Studio and teaching the RSN Certificate and Day Classes. She has taught for the RSN in both the UK and the United States as well as at the RSN satellite centre in Exeter. Sophie has exhibited at a range of embroidery shows around the UK and had her first solo exhibition in 2014.

Sophie was one of the RSN Studio team commissioned by English Heritage to embroider a set of wall hangings for Dover Castle in the style of the 12th century. The culmination of Sophie’s hard work came in 2011, when she was invited to be part of the team to work on The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. She currently works for the award winning dress designer Louise Selby, hand finishing and embroidering clothing.

Sophie is the author of Mastering the art of hand embroidery and is in the process of writing a new book on Ribbon Embroidery to be published in 2017.
 

Upcoming courses by Sophie Long

Date Course Title
30/09/2017 Silk Shaded Penguin - Hampton Court View
21/10/2017 Silk Shading & Ribbon Embroidery - Hampton Court View
25/11/2017 Introduction to Blackwork - Hampton Court View
24/02/2018 Monogram on Denim - Hampton Court View
24/03/2018 Ribbonwork:'Beetle Car' - Hampton Court View
05/07/2018 HCP Flower Show - Ribbonwork & Surface Stitches: 'Garden' - Hampton Court - 'Hampton Court View