The Royal School of Needlework teaches bespoke Day Classes at a number of museums and partners around the UK including the V&A and Fashion & Textile museums in London, Fashion Museum in Bath and the D-Day Story in Portsmouth.  Each class is inspired by a current exhibition at the museum.

For more information email: [email protected]

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.

Please join us for Sarah Smith’s one day workshop influenced by the museum’s exhibition Out of the Blue: 50 years of Designers Guild     inspired by the iconic Designer’s Guild fabric and wallpaper design ‘Issoria’, soon. This one-day class will introduce you to the popular technique of Silk Shading or ‘painting with a needle’.

Thursday 4 February 2021

Fashion Museum, Bath

RSN Day Classes are held at the Fashion Museum Bath.  All day classes include a ticket to the Museum, valid for a month from the date of the class.

Look out for class dates soon.


D-Day Story, Portsmouth

We have partnered with The D-Day Story Museum to teach a series of classes to celebrate the Overlord Embroidery which was made by the RSN from 1968 to 1974. Classes are held at The D-Day Story in Portsmouth. Classes meet all Covid-19 guidelines and include exhibition entry.

NEW! Forthcoming Classes:

Friday 6 November 2020

Friday 27 November 2020

Friday 26 February 2021

Historic Royal Palaces

We recently 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 announce our partnership with the  Aga Khan Centre in London’s vibrant King’s Cross and will be staging a one-day hand embroidery class there soon to teach students how to embellish vintage fabrics and create their own unique textile motif.

The class date will be announced on our website as soon as possible.