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New Fashion Exhibition Opens this September

08-09-2017

Our new exhibition Embellishment in Fashion opens at Hampton Court Palace at the end of September. Throughout the years, both professional and amateur dressmakers have used embroidery and beading to embellish garments and accessories. This exciting new display from the RSN’s unique Tex ...
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New Collection Cards

08-09-2017

We have launched a range of limited edition Greetings Cards. Celebrating our history and featuring inspiring images from our Archive & Textile Collection, there are 5 cards in a pack and 5 different selections to choose from.  Each pack costs £8.50.   The striking images r ...
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Last Minute Day Class Spaces

25-08-2017

With the summer holidays over and the children back at school, it’s a great time to treat yourself and take a Day Class.  We have classes for all levels and a range of techniques so whether you are a complete beginner or want to challenge yourself, we have something for everyone.  ...
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Returning to Williamsburg

24-08-2017

We are delighted to announce 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. The Day Class Tutor is Auburn Claire Lucas who trained with the RSN on our three year Future Tutor Course and ...
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A Summer of Stitching

23-08-2017

We have continued to welcome students over the summer with the combination of our Short Courses running alongside our Certificate & Diploma Summer Intensives.  Many schools close during the summer months, but we remain open and as busy as ever becoming a retreat for many of our inter ...
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Embroidered at the Palace Exhibition Success

20-08-2017

We are delighted to announce that over 5,000 visitors came to our special Embroidered at the Palace exhibition at Hampton Court Palace.  Thank you to everyone who attended the exhibition to celebrate the RSN being based at the Palace for the last 30 years.  And a special t ...
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Anniversary Tea Party Feedback

20-08-2017

Thank you for the huge response we received to attend our Anniversary Tea Party.   To those of you who were unable to attend and would like to buy the limited edition RSN Commemorative Book please click here.  The book is full of photos highlighting our last 30 years based at H ...
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Role Research at the RSN

20-08-2017

We were delighted to welcome award winning soprano and actress Michelle Todd to the RSN over the summer.  Michelle is rehearsing for a new theatre production called ‘Bess the Commoner Queen’ which is a one-woman show mixing theatre with film.  She is playing Bess Hardwick, w ...
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RSN Durham Open Day

14-08-2017

We will be holding an Open Day at RSN Durham on Saturday 30 September, from 10am to 3pm.   Entrance is free. We have been teaching our Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery in Durham since 2003 and from October will be launching a series of Day Classes.  So fo ...
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RSN Degree Graduates

27-07-2017

Our BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art Graduates have been very busy over the last few months.   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 ou ...
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New Items at RSN Shop

21-07-2017

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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RSN Durham Open Day

14-07-2017

Discover the Art of Hand Embroidery at RSN Durham’s Open Day We will be holding an Open Day at RSN Durham on Saturday 30 September, from 10am to 3pm.   Entrance is free. We have been teaching our Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery in Durham since 2003 an ...
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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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Embroidered at the Palace Exhibition

01-07-2017

Come and see Embroidered at the Palace. Open all week until 13 August at Hampton Court Palace, our latest exhibition showcases work from our students and Embroidery Studio, and celebrates the 30 year anniversary of the RSN at the Palace. This special exhibition features a wide range ...
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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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