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 at the venue.

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V&A, London

From time to time we teach bespoke hand embroidery classes at the V&A Museum in London.

Look out for class dates soon.


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.


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.

RSN Tutor, Helen Stevens will be teaching a bespoke Silk Shading embroidery class at The D-Day Story  on Friday 24 September 2021. The class is suitable for all levels with beginners welcome.

She is also teaching a stunning Anemone design at the museum on Friday 22 October.  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.

Silk Shaded Daisy

Appliqué Anemone de Caen

Historic Royal Palaces

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. Look out for future collaborations.

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 in November marking their acclaimed  exhibition, Making Paradise (29 April-30 September). The exhibition featured a selection of Masako’s unique flowers and RSN tutor, Jung Byun’s award-winning embroidered Peacock mirror.