New Starters: Your Jacobean starter kit will be waiting for you when you arrive with everything you need to get started, including your 24″ or 18″ slate frame.

Returning Students: Please select below your documents for your next module. Don’t forget to bring your slate frame or alternatively you can purchase one from the RSN Online Shop.


Tracy A Franklin Studio,
3 Fowlers Yard,
Back Silver Street,

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The teaching day is from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Please arrive by 9.45am to ensure a prompt 10.00am start. Lunchtime is from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.


Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning. It is recommended to have a break and stretch your legs and we advise students not to work through their lunch breaks.

We recommend that you bring lunch with you.  Fowlers Yard is located in the city centre and there are plenty of local cafes and supermarkets if you need to buy lunch.

No food or drink is permitted in the classrooms.

Essential Information and Course Documents

All the information that you need to join the Certificate & Diploma course in Durham are in the documents below:

You may also wish to bring

A general sewing kit including scissors, a notebook, tape measure and small ruler is always useful but not essential.

If you require a light or magnifier, please bring this with you or alternatively these will be available with a refundable deposit.

Assessment Process

Our assessment process is carried out upon completion of each of your embroidery techniques. This is done three times a year during the Easter, Summer and Christmas breaks. Completed pieces of work must be submitted with all associated paperwork including stitch plans, tonal drawings, design source, original photographs and any other relevant paperwork you feel will help the Assessor understand your choices. Please keep these documents safe in your student folder throughout your tuition and your piece must be clearly named including the paperwork.

Please note: Failure to include all relevant paperwork could result in loss of marks and possible postponement until the next planned Assessment.

If you have any questions please contact the Education Team:

E: [email protected] T: 0203 166 6928