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New Items at RSN Shop


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


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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New Stories in Stitch Family Tour


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


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


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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Kick Start the Summer with an Embroidery Class


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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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Studio Administrator Vacancy


We are seeking a dynamic, customer-facing Studio Administrator to support the Studio and Project Managers. The Studio handles a variety of commissions, from individual clients through to cathedrals and larger organisations. The successful candidate will act as the first point of contact, liaising ...
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IT Project Manager Vacancy


The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is seeking an experienced Project Manager to oversee the regeneration of the RSN website. We are looking for someone to help source the most appropriate technologies once informed of our needs and to oversee their implementation across the RSN. We are look ...
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Viewings of the RSN Textile Collection


If you would like the opportunity to see more of the RSN’s unique Collection, we open our doors on selected dates throughout the year to showcase some of the items.   Our current Stories in Stitch Exhibition at Hampton Court Palace has been extended until August.  At the ...
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Grand Opening of RSN Midlands Exhibition


Join us on Tuesday 25 April at Rugby School's Lewis Gallery for grand opening of the RSN Midlands Certificate & Diploma Exhibition.  Featuring a wonderful variety of techniques as well as sketchbooks and design drawings from our Certificate & Diploma Students.  The ...
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Forthcoming Spring Classes


Spring is in full swing at the Royal School of Needlework. With new Day Classes blossoming across the country and even further afield, now is a perfect time to be stitching.   8 April: Introduction to Beadwork, Exeter   Step into summer with this stunning desert ...
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Fuse Embroidery with History


Founded in 1872, the RSN is certainly steeped in history.   If you love history, then why not fuse it with your passion for embroidery and join us for a number of classes taking place around the UK.    RSN Tutor Helen Jones will be teaching a two Day Class in April, May an ...
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Stories in Stitch Exhibition Extended


Due to popular demand we have extended our Stories in Stitch exhibition until August.  So if you haven’t had a chance to come and see it yet, click here for all our Talk & Tour dates.  There are different options to suit all interests including Talk & Tours; Family Tou ...
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Join our Certificate & Diploma


Students achieve the highest standard in the art of hand embroidery with the RSN’s Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery. Whether you wish to study hand embroidery for your career, have always wanted to learn and now have the time, or simply want to keep an active mind, ...
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