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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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 taught her stunning Appliqué Anemone de Caen design online on Friday 26 November 2021. All classes included 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.
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 was recently 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.