Back by popular demand, we are delighted to announce our return to the USA for our second Summer School in July 2020.


USA Summer School 2020 — Class Previews

We’re excited to start previewing the classes that will be available during the RSN USA Summer School in 2020. We have some returning Tutors and some new ones coming to the USA this summer, and we are excited to share with you over the coming weeks and months the classes that they will be offering.


Three Day Silk and Goldwork Class

This design by Deborah Wilding is based on a 1600s man’s gauntlet glove embroidered with design of fruits and flower-head, a phoenix rising from the ashes and a masked face worked in coloured silks and threads, edged with long metal thread fringing.  The glove features in the exhibition A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at the Fashion Museum Bath and are part of The Glove Collection of the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London.  The techniques covered will include padded satin stitch, stem stitch, long and short shading as well as metal thread work including couching, cutwork and the application of pearl purl, spangles and chips.

Three-day Silk and Goldwork class by Deborah Wilding


Five Day Silk and Goldwork Class

Helen Richman’s class is inspired by the knot designs on a 14th century cope from Ely Cathedral. Helen was commissioned to replicate these for the For Worship & Glory exhibition, which featured many ecclesiastical pieces.  Students of this class will create the piece, which demonstrates what the embroidery would have looked like when it was first made.

Five-day Silk and Goldwork class by Helen Richman

Two Day Ribbonwork Class

This class is a  great introduction to the art of Ribbon Embroidery, a technique which can lend itself to creating images as well as decorating clothing and accessories. On this  two day class, Heather Lewis will take you through the steps to create this wonderful personalised monogram surrounded by a ring of silk flowers.

Two-day Ribbonwork class by Heather Lewis


Look out for more USA Summer School 2020 class previews, coming soon!