Finding talent at the Royal School of Needlework
The RSN Degree, BA(Hons) Hand Embroidery, is renowned for the hand embroidery expertise of its students and graduates. Many RSN Degree students secure prestigious roles during their industry placements with fashion houses, designers and galleries. All have an ability to work to industry standards with the skill level and pace demanded by the industry.
Staff, students and graduates from the RSN Degree are proud to collaborate with many contemporary and traditional designers and fashion houses.
The RSN Studio produces bespoke hand embroidery for private and public commission. RSN Degree students have been selected to work on a number of high profile commissions whilst on placement with the RSN Studio. Recent clients have included:
- Embroidered Oscar dress for ‘Red Carpet Green Dress’ worn by the actress Naomie Harris
- Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen for work on the wedding dress of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
To see more of our work please download our brochure
E.Tautz for London Men’s Fashion Week SS19
Signature pieces from the latest E. Tautz Collection were hand embroidered by RSN Degree Students and launched at London Fashion Week Men’s as part of their Spring Summer 2019 Collection. The new Collection, ‘Give Me a Future’, was a modern day demonstration of the labour movements in British history, featuring symbols and slogans.
Game of Thrones 2016
RSN Degree Students collaborated to created an epic 6m x 4m embroidery for one of the world’s biggest TV shows, Game of Thrones. The three dimensional project depicted one of the most intense battle scenes in TV history – the massacre of Hardhome. Featuring intricate skills of hand embroidery including Appliqué, Raised Embroidery and Beading, the RSN Degree Students also used custom made fabrics to add depth, texture and gravitas.
Nicholas Oakwell and ‘GREAT British Dress’ 2015
RSN Degree Students worked with designer Nicholas Oakwell to create the one-off ‘GREAT British Dress’ comprising 90 metres of silk organza and 200,000 dyed ostrich feathers. The dress was worn by X Factor judge Cheryl at the Final of the UK X Factor 2015
Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors: Miniature doll’s house 2015
RSN Degree students collaborated with Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors on a miniature dolls’ house project initiated by the V&A Museum of Childhood.
As part of the V&A Museum of Childhood’s Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House exhibition, Emma Mawston, Head of Design, Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors, invited our Degree students to help create their Library room as part of the Dream House, a dramatic and miniature dolls’ house installation.
Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors designed the domestic interior furnishings of the library within a 30cm x 30cm box space applying the company’s classic designs and invited a number of makers to contribute including RSN Degree students.