“The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is the international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery, offering a range of courses for beginners through to advanced.
Steeped in history with unrivalled expertise in the techniques of hand embroidery, the RSN has taken this captivating, traditional art and made it relevant today. Students can choose to study Day Classes, the Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery, BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art or the RSN’s Future Tutors programme.
Students learn different techniques, including Crewelwork, Blackwork, Silk Shading and Goldwork. Tuition is delivered in small, friendly classes with expert RSN Tutors bringing a wealth of experience, technical knowledge and enthusiasm to each student.
The RSN is based at Hampton Court Palace, London, and also teaches in Exeter, Bristol, Rugby, Durham and Glasgow.
The RSN Embroidery Studio creates beautiful bespoke commissions for the future as well as restoring historical textiles and bringing heirlooms back to life. Customers come from all over the world, including fashion designers, Oscar nominees, cathedrals, private individuals and the Royal Family. The RSN’s close links with royalty started when it was founded in 1872, and still continue today with Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, as Patron.”