New International Summer School

9th February, 2021

The Sew Must Go On!

Whether you are inspired to pick up a needle and thread by seeing embroidery on popular TV Shows such as Bridgerton or reading about George Clooney sewing his children’s clothes, there is no doubt that stitch is enjoying an increased popularity.  People are discovering and re-discovering ways to pass the time whilst they are stuck indoors.

As a result, the Royal School of Needlework is launching its first Live Online International Summer School.  Taking place from Sunday 11 July to Friday 23 July, stitch lovers from around the world can now come together to share their passion and enjoy the RSN’s world-renowned tuition, wherever they live.

Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework explains the thinking behind the new venture:

“By July, we will all be ready to do something different, even if it is from home.  Teaching Live Online Classes has been the biggest development of the year for us and now we want to create the feeling of a stitch party online.  Attendees will be treated to a reception, expert tuition and exclusive lectures over the two weeks.  And the best part is that we will deliver all this at times to suit different time zones and even ‘stitch’ body clocks!”

The RSN Summer School will take place over a two week period at the following times*:

• For Australia, New Zealand and East Asia (or early birds!): 7am – 10.30am, Sunday 11 July – Saturday 17 July

• For North America (or night owls!): 3pm – 9pm, Monday 12 July – Saturday 17 July

• For UK and Europe:  10am – 4pm, Monday 19 July – Friday 23 July

* NB: Class times listed above are UK British Summer Time

There is a stunning range of different class designs to choose, from a Tudor Rose and Goldwork border inspired by historic clothing to creatures of beauty including a magnificent mythical dragon and tropical flamingo.

View the full list of classes available. 

Bookings to the RSN Summer School 2021 open at 9am (UK GMT) on Monday 1 March.