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Introduction to Embroidery Classes

04-01-2018

NEW YEAR NEW HOBBY Our Introduction to Embroidery classes are perfect for beginners. These are some of our upcoming classes. 11 February in Bristol and 11 March in Hampton Court Palace:  Introduction to Embroidery: 'Japanese Cherry Blossom'   17 February ...
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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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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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New Dublin Day Classes

19-12-2017

We are delighted to announce that we are returning to Dublin 6 - 12 July 2018 for the third time to teach a new series of five Day Classes and will launch bookings on Monday 15 January.  Please bear in mind that there are only 12 places per class so book early to avoid disappointment. P ...
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The Duchesses of Cornwall and Gloucester Visit

06-12-2017

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, our Patron, visited us on 22 November for the first time since taking over the patronage from Her Majesty The Queen in January 2017.  The Duchess of Cornwall visited us at Hampton Court Palace with The Duchess of Gloucester, our President. ...
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Embroidery on the Silver Screen

01-12-2017

Two of our Degree graduates worked as Costume Embroiderers for the 2017 Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express. Laura Baverstock and Hattie McGill, who graduated from the course in 2016, embroidered the 1930s era costumes, designed by Academy Award winning Costume Designer Alex ...
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Last Minute Day Class Spaces

01-12-2017

We have Day Classes for all levels in a range of techniques.  Here are the classes which have a few last minute spaces. 21 January: Introduction to Goldwork: 'Acorns', Hampton Court Palace - Get to grips with this traditional technique through a variety of stitches. 27 & ...
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The Perfect Christmas Gift

17-11-2017

If you are struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift, a Royal School of Needlework Christmas Gift Voucher,  could be the answer.  Whether the gift voucher pays for an RSN Embroidery Class, Exhibition Tour or book, the recipient can truly immerse themselves in the world of hand e ...
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Visit our Embellishment in Fashion Exhibition

17-11-2017

We are delighted to open the doors of our latest exhibition Embellishment in Fashion at Hampton Court Palace.  The exhibition has been featured in a wide range of embroidery & craft publications - the one above is from the current issue of Sewing World magazine as 'Exhibition of ...
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Degree Students Win

15-11-2017

RSN Degree Students Win Prizes in International Embroidery Competition RSN Degree Graduate, Elena Thornton (left), swept the board at the recent Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery Ceremony, winning three major awards!  She won first prize in the Textile Art Student Category, the Wors ...
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USA Summer School in Lexington, Kentucky

01-11-2017

Our first ever USA Summer School in Lexington, Kentucky will run from 8 - 21 July 2018.    The Summer School will run for two, one-week programmes of activities.  Each week long programme will include evening events and a wide choice of two, three and five-Day Classes for beg ...
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Work from our Degree Students

01-11-2017

Our Degree Students are often visited by special guest Tutors and recently we were delighted to welcome Lisa Salama (left), a freelance embroidery consultant who has worked for fashion designer Mary Katrantzou.  Our 2nd Year Students and new 1st Years were tasked with embellishing vintag ...
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Future Tutors Open Day

31-10-2017

Teach what you love...  If hand embroidery is your passion and you dream of teaching it to others, our Future Tutors programme gives you the strongest start.   To find out more, come to our Open Day at Hampton Court Palace at 10.30am or 1pm on Saturday 11 November. Our Futu ...
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Christmas-themed Day Classes

22-10-2017

To get you in the festive mood, we have a series of Christmas-themed Day Classes coming up this November at Hampton Court Palace and our satellite school in Rugby. These hand embroidered samples make lovely gifts for your friends and family or charming decorations for your home. 11 Novem ...
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Forthcoming Events & Exhibitions

20-10-2017

Knitting & Stitching Shows - Congratulations goes to Mr Marrs of Peterborough who won our competition on our stand at Knitting & Stitching London and good luck to those of you visiting Knitting & Stitching in Dublin (9-12 November) and Harrogate (23 - 26 November).  We have a ...
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Return to the V&A Museum

15-10-2017

Following our sell-out Balenciaga Brooch class taught by RSN Tutor Sara Meanwell at the V&A, London, in July, we are delighted to announce that we are running it again next year on 3 - 4 February.  You will gain an introduction to techniques used in haute couture such as Metalwork Em ...
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New C&D Open Days

10-10-2017

Have you often thought about taking the RSN Certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery, but were not sure if it was for you?  Well come along to our next C&D Open Days: 2pm on Thursday 30 November 2017 11am & 2pm on Saturday 3 February 2018   We ...
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Important Information to Return

25-09-2017

We sent a mailing to our UK based supporters in June and an email to our international supporters in September with a very important ‘Keeping in Touch’ form.  Thank you to all who have returned your forms.  If you’ve not returned your forms yet, please may we r ...
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Last Remaining Class Spaces in Williamsburg

25-09-2017

We are delighted that we will be back at Williamsburg School of Needlework in Virginia, USA from 12 – 23 October.  Come and join us for one of our Day Classes - we have a few remaining spaces. We have a choice of one day Introduction Classes, perfect if you are a beginner. &n ...
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Work from our Degree Students

20-09-2017

All our Degree Students are now back and were busy stitching over the summer.   Our First Years were tasked with creating their own pincushions with a ‘postcard from home’ theme.  They are all so different using a variety of designs, shapes and colours (see abo ...
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