Royal School of Needlework: Tradition. Quality. Innovation.

The International Centre of Excellence for the Art of Hand Embroidery since 1872, celebrating our 150th Anniversary. Join us at onsite and online events this year!

Based at the magnificent Hampton Court Palace, south-west London, we offer a thriving education programme for everyone from beginner to degree level. We teach Online and Onsite at venues across the UK in Hampton Court Palace (London), Portsmouth, Bristol, Rugby, Durham and Glasgow as well as internationally in America and Japan. We also host an annual International Summer School.

Our renowned Embroidery Studio creates stunning bespoke embroidery for fashion, art and royalty, as well as expertly restoring and conserving valuable and historical embroidered pieces.