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RSN Bristol Open Day

20-03-2018

We will be holding an Open Day at RSN Bristol on Sunday 13 May from 10.00am – 4.00pm.      Students at RSN Bristol can take Day Classes in a variety of hand embroidery techniques or, if you wish to develop your skills further and gain a qualificati ...
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Classes at Fashion Museum, Bath

20-03-2018

We are delighted to be teaching a series of bespoke embroidery classes at the Fashion Museum Bath, from 5 May – 15 September. Each class features a different technique and design inspired by clothing pieces in two of the exhibitions currently open at the Museum -  ‘A History ...
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Day Classes in Dublin

18-03-2018

We have a few last remaining spaces on two of our July classes in Dublin: One day Introduction to Goldwork Flower on Saturday 7 July and Two day Intermediate Stumpwork Strawberry design on Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 July.  RSN Tutor Pippa Foulds will be teaching these popular ...
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USA Summer School

11-03-2018

                     RSN Tutors have been busy finishing their stunning embroidery designs for our USA Summer School taking place in July in Lexington, Kentucky. You can see all the class images on our webs ...
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Meet one of our Certificate & Diploma Students

02-03-2018

Sarah Lane has completed the RSN’s Certificate and is currently studying the Diploma. What motivated you to enrol on the C&D course? Before I signed up for the C&D course I spoke to students and staff about expectations, workload and also how I could combine it with my worki ...
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USA Summer School Tutor Spotlight

01-03-2018

Meet RSN Tutor Kate Barlow who graduated from our Future Tutors programme with distinction in 2016. She now teaches with us at Hampton Court Palace, RSN Bristol and Bath Fashion Museum.  Kate will also teach at our USA Summer School in Lexington, Kentucky.   Kate created a seri ...
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Calling all Durham Students

01-03-2018

  We have just launched a week-long Creative Goldwork series of classes in RSN Durham which take place from Monday 18 – Friday 22 June.  There is a three day class with RSN Tutor Pippa Foulds which gives students an overview of how to use and handle metal threads in a var ...
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Future Tutor Graduate Opens Exhibition

01-03-2018

Congratulations to Sara Dennis who graduated from our Future Tutors programme in 2017 and now teaches for the RSN.  Sara Dennis is holding her first one woman exhibition in the north of England at Sedbergh's Farfield Mill, Farfield. The exhibition is on now and runs until 21 May. The ...
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Last Minute Day Class Spaces

20-02-2018

We have Day Classes for all levels in a range of techniques.  Here are the classes which have a few last minute spaces. 13 May: Introduction to Blackwork: 'Whale Tail': Hampton Court - Learn how to work simple patterns and shading in Blackwork. 19 & 20 May: Inte ...
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See Inside the RSN

20-02-2018

Join us in the art of hand embroidery. From hand embroidering HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, an epic 6m x 4m, 3D Game of Thrones embroidery and a designer dress embellished with over 200,000 ostrich feathers, the Royal School of Needlework has worked on a wide array ...
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Spotlight on our Tutors

17-02-2018

We have an exciting programme of Day Classes for the spring and summer time.  Meet a couple of our new wonderful Tutors who have completed the Future Tutors programme – Helen Jones and Auburn Claire Lucas. Helen Jones - While practising as a solicitor, embroidery was Helen’s ...
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New Exhibition Bookings Open

20-01-2018

Our new exhibition Animals in Embroidery at Hampton Court Palace opens on 18 April and bookings are now open. From a wild tiger and flamboyant flamingo to cute dogs and a peckish chipmunk, it will be a zoo showcase!   Visitors will be able to view a ‘parade’ of over 80 d ...
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Go Wild for new Animals in Embroidery Exhibition

16-01-2018

We have over 80 pieces ready to be displayed in our Embroidery Studio at Hampton Court Palace.  The new exhibition features a wide range of animals from the familiar to the fantastical!  Don’t miss these wonderful life-like embroidered animals and book your Talk & Tour for Ani ...
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Bookings Now Open for USA Summer School

15-01-2018

Bookings opened last week and we’ve already sold more than half the places with a number of courses already sold out. So, if you’ve booked, then congratulations and we are really looking forward to seeing you in July.  If you have not yet booked, due to popular demand we have ...
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Course Open Days

03-01-2018

If you love embroidery and also love teaching, then the RSN’s Future Tutors programme could be for you.  Like the Degree programme, this is a full time three year course at Hampton Court Palace.  Applications are due 24 March.  Book onto our Future Tutors Open Day on S ...
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We’ve Got Mother’s Day All Sewn Up!

01-01-2018

Does your mother have a passion for embroidery?  Why not treat her to a day at the Royal School of Needlework?  Whether you choose from our wide range of Day Classes, a Tour & Taster workshop, gift from our the RSN Shop or RSN Gift Vouchers, we have the perfect options. ...
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Spotlight on Future Tutor Graduate

01-01-2018

Meet Amy Burt who graduated from the RSN Future Tutors programme in 2017 and read about her love for hand embroidery, the Future Tutors course and what she has done since graduating.   Many of you may already be familiar with Amy’s beautiful work, especially Felipe the Flamingo ...
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Friends' Open Day Sat 10 March

01-01-2018

We are holding a special Open Day for Friends in the RSN's Embroidery Studio and very much hope you can join us.  You will have the opportunity to meet some of the staff, including our Chief Executive Dr Susan Kay-Williams who will give a special talk at 11.15am and 2.15pm, highlighting ...
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Studio Rescues Ancient Bible

22-12-2017

We are never sure how our embroidery skills are going to be used from day to day in the Studio.  The following Studio story relates to an interesting application of those skills, showing just how important it is for the RSN to keep the art of hand embroidery alive. Sokol Books Ltd are an ...
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Forthcoming Introduction Classes

20-12-2017

Our Introduction classes are perfect for beginners. These are some of our latest upcoming classes, covering a range of techniques. 10 February: Introduction to Ribbonwork: 'Spring Flowers', Hampton Court Palace - Using hand-dyed ribbons, learn this technique of applying ...
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