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New Fashion Exhibition Opens this September

20-07-2017

We are delighted to announce that our new exhibition Embellishment in Fashion opens at Hampton Court Palace this September. Throughout the years, both professional and amateur dressmakers have used embroidery and beading to embellish garments and accessories. This exciting new display from th ...
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Employment Vacancies

13-07-2017

We currently have two vacancies as follows: Part-time Education Financial Administrator - We are seeking a financial admininstrator for our Courses, especially the Certificate & Diploma, ncluding student bookings, teacher hours, orders and expenses and stock checking. To find out m ...
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New C&D Open Days

10-07-2017

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 on Sat 5 August.  We know how difficult it can be to juggle diaries so hopefully one of these dates will ...
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Last Minute Spaces in July Day Classes

03-07-2017

Join us in July for one of our Embroidery Day Classes at Hampton Court Palace.  We have a few remaining spaces for all levels including Introductions, Developing Classes and a Masterclass for the more Advanced stitchers. 15 & 16 July: Developing Goldwork: ‘Flower’  L ...
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New: Embroidered at the Palace Exhibition

29-06-2017

New exhibition, Embroidered at the Palace, opens for a limited time, from 12 July – 13 August at Hampton Court Palace.  Showcasing work from our students and Embroidery Studio, it celebrates the 30 year anniversary of the RSN at the Palace. This special exhibition features a w ...
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RSN Degree Graduates

27-06-2017

Our BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art Graduates have been very busy over the last month.   In June, they hosted our Degree Graduation Show which featured their final project work and designs. This was the first year that the Graduation Show was held at our Deg ...
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New Items at RSN Shop

16-06-2017

We are delighted to introduce exclusive new products at our shop at Hampton Court Palace and on line. Now available are the following: Made exclusively for the RSN, these two Bone China Mugs featuring images from the RSN Collection.  Each mug costs £12.95 100% Cotton T ...
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Workshops at the V&A Museum

16-06-2017

We are delighted to be teaching two Workshops at the V&A this summer.  We will be teaching a Workshop for the Balenciaga exhibition at the V&A Summer School on 20 - 21 July.  Inspired by Balenciaga, this practical workshop will give students an Introduction to Metalwork Embr ...
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Future Tutor Graduates and their New Day Classes

14-06-2017

Congratulations to our Students graduating this year from our Future Tutors programme.  They have all achieved such amazing work and we are thrilled that they have already started teaching Introduction Classes at Hampton Court Palace this summer.    Join us w/c 10 J ...
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New Stories in Stitch Family Tour

09-06-2017

We are delighted to announce that we will be running a bespoke Family Tour of our Stories in Stitch exhibition on Wednesday 9th August at Hampton Court Palace.  This is an ideal opportunity to introduce children or grandchildren to the art of hand embroidery with a visit to our popular ...
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Degree Award Winners & Exhibitions

02-06-2017

The first of our two Degree Award Events was held on 25 May.  Congratulations to our Degree Student winners pictured left who were acknowledged for their outstanding work and achievements this year.    We are very proud of all our Degree Students as their stunning crea ...
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Embroidery Studio Scores in Football

30-05-2017

Our Embroidery Studio was recently commissioned, with permission from Queens Park Rangers (QPR) Football Club, to create a one off bespoke hand embroidered badge. Our client, mother of an avid life-long QPR supporter, was eager to surprise her son with this special gift. The family’s love o ...
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C&D Summer Exhibition

28-05-2017

If you would like to see some of the fantastic work our C&D Students create then don’t miss our annual Summer Exhibition.   Taking place from Tuesday 4 – Sunday 9 July at Hampton Court Palace, the exhibition features Hand Embroidery by our Certificate & Diploma a ...
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Kick Start the Summer with an Embroidery Class

25-05-2017

We have a few last minute spaces coming up.  Join us for a Day Class and kick start your summer. 10 & 11 June: Introduction to Appliqué & Goldwork - Crown at Hampton Court Palace Learn to stitch this stunning Crown design using a mixture of Appliqué and basic Gol ...
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Artist Philip Colbert and the RSN go POP!

18-05-2017

Globally established Neo POP artist Philip Colbert is excited to collaborate with the Royal School of Needlework, to create a series of NUDES for London Craft Week 2017. Working on a range of five new artworks, this unique collaboration fuses traditional and contemporary art, revisiting the ...
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Marketing Assistant Vacancy

18-05-2017

We are seeking a highly motivated person who will thrive in a busy working environment as part of a small team.  The post is based at Hampton Court Palace.  This is a full time, junior level post that will support the Marketing Department.  The role will include using and developin ...
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Degree Students Win Prizes

17-05-2017

RSN Degree Students have attained national recognition in two prestigious design competitions. Jasmine Dawson, 2nd Year Degree Student, was awarded Third Prize in the regional London heat of the Society of Dyers and Colourists International Design Competition, designing for a ‘circula ...
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Day Classes coming up in May

02-05-2017

Join the RSN this May - we have a few last minute spaces in our summer-inspired classes across the UK.  Click on the images to find out more.    We hope to see you soon! 14 May: Crewelwork Flower: Blueflower, RSN Rugby A perfect day class for beginners. Learn a dozen ...
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New RSN Book Coming Soon

01-05-2017

The latest title in the Royal School of Needlework Guides series will be released this July. Raised Embroidery - Techniques, Projects & Pure Inspiration by RSN Tutor, Kelley Aldridge, is a practical, instruction guide that offers a complete grounding in the techniques you need for Raised ...
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Degree Exhibition in Devon

01-05-2017

Our Second Year Degree Students have been busy working on a new collaboration with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.  Inspired by our unique Collection, the students have taken influences from this extensive source, from different countries and cultures, which capture the passion for embroidery ...
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