The Royal School of Needlework teaches bespoke live and online hand embroidery classes with a number of museums and partners around the UK including the V&A and Fashion & Textile museums in London and the D-Day Story in Portsmouth.  Each class is inspired by a current exhibition or object on display at the venue.

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V&A, London

We are delighted to be partnering with the  V&A Museum in London to teach a bespoke online embroidery class inspired by their acclaimed exhibition Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser

RSN tutor, Zinaida Kazban will be teaching “Embellishing Alice” on Saturday 27 November 2021. Please book on the V&A website HERE

Fashion & Textile Museum, London

We teach bespoke hand embroidery classes at the Fashion & Textile Museum with special designs inspired by their exhibitions. Classes include exhibition entry.

Look out for some fabulous bespoke classes celebrating our upcoming exhibition,  150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk to be held at the museum from April 2022.

 

D-Day Story, Portsmouth

We have partnered with The D-Day Story to teach classes to celebrate the Overlord Embroidery which was made by the RSN from 1968 to 1974.

Following a sold out class in Portsmouth in October, RSN Tutor, Helen Stevens  will be teaching her stunning Appliqué Anemone de Caen design online on Friday 26 November 2021. All classes include a presentation by the museum’s curator.

Vibrant layers of deep lilac and fuchsia silk dupion appliqued with couching stitches are used in combination with straight stitches to create the highlights and depths of the Anemone is the same way as used in the large Overlord Embroidery panels.

The class is suitable for all levels with beginners welcome.  Please book on our website HERE

 

Historic Royal Palaces

In October 2021 we staged an exclusive  Coronation Goldwork class inspired by embroidery stitched by the Royal School of Needlework for the 1937 coronation gown of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, consort of King George VI.  A rare, surviving toile is currently on display at the  acclaimed exhibition, Royal Style in the Making at Kensington Palace, London and we were delighted to be invited to collaborate with the curators on this special show.

In 2019/20 we partnered with Hampton Court Palace to offer four unique and exclusive events to view the Lost Dress of Elizabeth I exhibition with the Curator and stitch beautiful motifs inspired by the Bacton Altar Cloth.

Aga Khan Centre, Kings Cross London

We are delighted to continue our partnership with the  Aga Khan Centre in London’s vibrant King’s Cross. Join RSN Studio Embroiderer, Masako Newton, to stitch a stunning Flower Pin Brooch. You will learn Silk Shading and Stumpwork techniques to create a beautiful pink Hellebore flower which you will make up as a lapel pin. The online embroidery class will take place on 26 November marking their acclaimed  exhibition, Making Paradise The exhibition featured a selection of Masako’s unique flowers and RSN tutor, Jung Byun’s award-winning embroidered Peacock mirror.

Please book your place on our Flower Brooch online class HERE