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.

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The remaining Summer School places on classes across all three time zones are now available to purchase individually; so if you are unable to commit to a full week this may be the perfect way for you to join our international stitch party. The good news is that, along with your class, you will still receive a goody bag, plus access to Exclusive Talks by Guests Speakers across the two weeks and Welcome Reception. Our full-week class options are still available to those able to attend the whole event (subject to individual class availability).


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 want to create a bit of a party so there will be a reception for each group and there will be lectures – with each lecture available to all those booked on the Summer School regardless of which week you have booked.

We have already secured talks about the British Royal Collection of Decorative Arts, the Overlord Embroidery which the RSN made, and Princess Helena, Queen Victoria’s daughter who was our first President and active supporter for 50 years. More are still to be announced.

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 already signed up include, Tracy Franklin, Deborah Wilding, Jen Goodwin, Kate Barlow and Helen McCook.

You can see preview details of all the available classes here:

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).