Join the RSN in it’s Anniversary Year and be part of the celebrations. Feel part of something bigger, meet with new people onsite or online, have an enjoyable few days to do something you love and join us for the RSN International Summer School 2022

Important Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We strongly recommend that you read this page carefully before booking for the RSN International Summer School 2022.

Where is the RSN International Summer School being held?

A mixture of live classes are being held onsite at Hampton Court Palace and online, via Zoom.

Are any classes being held in person?

This year we are delighted to be able to have students back for some on-site classes.  Eight, 5-Day Classes are being held at Hampton Court Palace in the UK, one per week throughout July and August 2022.

When is the RSN International Summer School being held?

The Summer School is taking place in July and August 2022. There are separate itineraries and sessions across different International time zones:

  • 5-Day Onsite Classes at Hampton Court Palace, London, UK.
    Monday 4 July to Friday 26 August, 10am-4pm UK BST.

    Eight 5-day classes will be available onsite at Hampton Court Palace, one per week, across eight weeks from Monday 4 July to Friday 26 August.
  • 5-Day Online Classes (all timezones)
    Monday 11 July to Friday 22 July, 3pm-9pm UK BST
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    A choice of 5-day classes will be available online, via Zoom, across two weeks from Monday 11 July to Friday 22 July. These classes will be run from 3pm-9pm UK BST to suit people across UK/Europe and the Americas.
  • Online Classes (UK & Europe)
    Monday 18 to Friday 22 July, 10am-4pm UK BST.
    Five days of online classes (six hours each day) comprising a choice of one 2-day class and one 3-day class. The 2-day classes will be held on Monday and Tuesday, and the 3-day classes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Online Classes (The Americas)
    Monday 11 to Saturday 16 July, 3pm-9pm UK BST.
    Five days of online classes (6 hours each day, with a one-day break) comprising a choice of one 2-day class and one 3-day class. The 2-day classes will be held on Monday and Tuesday, and the 3-day classes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (there will be no class on Wednesday).
  • Online Classes (Australia, New Zealand and Asia)
    Sunday 3 to Saturday 9 July, 7:30am-11am UK BST.
    Seven days of online classes (4 hours each day) comprising a choice of one 3-day class and one 4-day class. The 3-day classes will be held on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and the 4-day classes on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You can choose to follow the option 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.

Can I book with a US or other International credit card? What currency will I be charged in?

Yes, you can use a US or other International credit card but please note that all pricing is in UK Pounds Sterling (UK£). If you use a credit card to book then your card will be charged in UK£ which your card provider will translate to your local currency at their prevailing rates at the time of booking.

IMPORTANT — If using a non-UK credit-card we very strongly recommend that you inform your bank or card provider of your intention to book with us in advance of booking to ensure a smooth international transaction.

An alternative is to use Paypal — setting up a Paypal account is quick and easy (although we would recommend setting up any new account well in advance to be ready!)

Please note: processing your booking can take a little time (30-60 seconds). In the checkout, please only press the button to place your booking ONCE to avoid issues. Thank you.

What classes are available?

Please see our full class list here.

What Level: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced?

  • Beginners – for complete embroidery beginners, or if you are a little ‘rusty’, or if you just prefer to start at the beginning again (which is a very good place to start!).
  • Mixed Ability – suitable for all abilities together as this design can be adapted to meet your level of experience.
  • Intermediate – perfect for students who have already attended an ‘Introduction’ or ‘Mixed Ability’ class.
  • Advanced – for those with experience in the technique and looking to develop.

How are the sessions structured?

The Onsite 5-Day class schedule at Hampton Court runs over eight weeks, with one class per week, five days, Monday to Friday from the 4 July to 26 August, 10am-4pm UK BST time. Each day is six hours, including one hour for a break.

The Online 5-Day class schedule will be available, via Zoom, across two weeks from Monday 11 July to Friday 22 July. These classes will be run from 3pm-9pm UK BST to suit people across UK/Europe and the Americas. Each day is six hours, including one hour for a break.

For UK and Europe, the Online 2- and 3-day class schedule is five teaching days Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July. Classes will run from 3pm-9pm UK BST. Each day is six hours, including one hour for a break. Attendees can choose a combination of one 2-day and one 3-day class from the list of classes available.

For The Americas, the Online 2- and 3-day class schedule is five teaching days but they are spread over six actual days, Monday 11 July to Saturday 16 July but excluding Wednesday. Classes will run from 3pm-9pm UK BST. Each day is six hours, including one hour for a break. Attendees can choose a combination of one 2-day and one 3-day class from the list of classes available.

For Australia/NZ/Asia, the Online 3- and 4-day class schedule class schedule consists of seven teaching days, Sunday to Saturday, with each day being a single 3.5 hours session from 3 – 9 July, 7am-10:30am UK BST. Attendees can choose a combination of one 4-day and one 3-day class from the list of classes available.

Please note: All classes are scheduled in UK local time. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com.

Can I book classes across schedules/time zones?

The two-class combinations (i.e. 2+3 day for UK/Europe and the Americas; 4+3 day for Australia, New Zealand, and Asia) must be booked within a single time zone schedule. You cannot mix classes in a 2+3 or 4+3 combination across different time zones. You cannot, for example, book one class in a two-class combination in the UK/Europe schedule and the other in the Americas schedule.

You can, however, make completely separate bookings in different time zone schedules if you wish to attend more classes than just one or two. For example, you could book a 2+3 day class combination (i.e. two classes) in the Americas schedule AND a separate combination (i.e. two more classes) in the UK/Europe schedules, as each schedule runs on different days/times.

Can I book an individual class from the 2-, 3- or 4-day classes listed?

The 2- and 3-day classes (3- and 4-day classes for Aus/NZ/A) will initially be available to purchase in a 5-day ‘bundle’ of two classes covering an entire week in your preferred time zone. You can choose which 2-day and which 3-day classes (or 3-day and 4-day classes for Aus/NZ/A) you wish to attend.

Individual classes from these sessions will be available to book from 15:00 UK BST (3pm UK BST) on Monday 4th April.

How are the classes being delivered?

Onsite: The classes will be taught face-to-face in the classroom at Hampton Court Palace

Online: We are using Zoom.  You will need a computer (Windows or Mac) or and iPad/Tablet (IOS or Android to take part. Whilst possible, we do not recommend joining classes on a phone due to the small screen size. For more details please see our Online instructions page.

Are all materials and kits included in the cost?

Yes, for all classes a kit with the required materials is included in the cost. For online classes, this kit will be shipped to you in advance of the event.

You will be informed of what other items (such as scissors or frames) you need to have at hand.

 

What other talks or events are included?

There will be an Online Welcome Reception event for each time zone group, plus additional live Online Talks during the Summer School – you are invited to join all of them, no matter how many classes you are taking. For the UK/Europe schedule there will be three evening talks. For the Americas schedule there will a day of talks on the Wednesday. For those following the Australia/New Zealand/Asia schedule they will be able to follow the lectures at a time to suit them.

Recordings of the exclusive International Summer School talks will be made available for all attendees to re-watch until 31st August 2022. These can be found on the ISS Talks page within 48 hours of the live talk. You will see a ‘Watch Now’ link next to each talk once available.

In order to watch, please ensure that you are signed in using the account used to purchase your attendee place. If you are not signed in you will not see the ‘Watch Now’ links. If you are an ISS attendee and are signed in and you still cannot see the ‘Watch Now’ links please contact [email protected]. Thank you.

Can I reserve a class (or classes) and pay later?

No, it is not possible to reserve classes for later payment. Classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be paid for at the time of booking. You place is confirmed once your booking and payment is complete.

What is the refund policy?

All bookings are non-refundable.

Do I need to be registered on the website to book?

Yes, you do.  There are options on the site checkout page to either register (a new account) or sign in (to an existing account) however we strongly recommend that you register and/or sign in to your account PRIOR to checkout.

Registration only requires your name, email address and for you to add a password. We do not require any further information for basic registration, although we hope you also consider signing up for our regular eNews newsletter.

I want to include a friend or another family member, can I book more than one place?

Yes, you can, but please note that if you book multiple places on one booking then all the places on that booking will be for the same schedule, session and classes. If you wish to attend different classes (or an entirely different time zone schedule) then separate bookings MUST be made.

If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected]. Thank you.