By July we will all be ready to do something different, even if it is from home.  Feel part of something bigger, meet with new people virtually, have an enjoyable few days to do something you love and join us for the RSN Online International Summer School 2021 – the place to be for your home from home holiday.

Introduction    Class Details    Talks    Pricing & Booking    Important Information (FAQ)


  • Bookings for North America and Australia, New Zealand & East Asia are now closed.
  • Bookings for UK & Europe will close on Monday 14 June at midnight UK BST.  

Please note that we are unable to guarantee kit delivery for bookings made after these dates and whilst we will endeavour to ensure they arrive in time we would very strongly suggest booking prior to the date noted for your region.


The RSN International Summer School is being held online in July 2021. There are separate itineraries and sessions for three different International time zones:

  • UK and Europe: Monday 19 – Friday 23 July 10am-4pm UK BST – choose either one 5-day class or a combination of a 2-day and a 3-day class
  • North America: Monday 12 – Saturday 17 July (excluding Wednesday*) 3pm-9pm UK BST – choose either one 5-day class or a combination of a 2-day and a 3-day class
  • Australia, New Zealand and East Asia: Sunday 11- Saturday 17 July 7am-10.30am UK BST —choose a combination of a 4-day and a 3-day class

You can choose to follow the time zone that suits you best, wherever you are in the world. When booking you will be able to select which classes you wish to attend from those available for your chosen time zone.

All sessions are open to everyone.  You just might have to get up early or go to bed late!

We will create a stitch party so there will be a Welcome Reception for each group and Exclusive Talks with Guests Speakers – with each Talk available to all those booked on the Summer School regardless of which week you have booked.

You will enjoy Talks about the British Royal Collection of Decorative Arts; Overlord Embroidery which the RSN made;  The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I; RSN Graduate Erica Wilson and Princess Helena, Queen Victoria’s daughter who was our first President and active supporter for 50 years.  Read more details here.

To celebrate being part of something truly international and special, every participant will receive a goody bag, including some exclusive items.

Let’s make this a real international party for stitch!


Classes and Tutors

RSN Tutors teaching during the RSN International Summer School are:  Angela Bishop, Anita Harrison, Tracy Franklin, Deborah Wilding, Jen Goodwin, Auburn Claire Lucas, Chrissie Juno Mann, Heather Lewis, Helen McCook, Helen Richman, Jen Goodwin, Jessica Ingram, Kate Barlow, Kate Cross, Sara Rickards, Sarah de Rousset-Hall and Sonja Galsworthy.

View the full list of classes

Please note that the following classes are now SOLD OUT — Blackwork Colour Wheel (all schedules) ; Flying Flame Or Nué Dragon (UK/Europe and North America); Raised Embroidery Flamingo (UK/Europe and North America); Winterthur Birds (North America); Goldwork & Silk Shading ‘Ely Knot‘ (North America).