Rebecca Bissonnet

Creativity and fun is at the heart of Rebecca’s embroidery designs, and she is focused on working with all abilities to share the craft of embroidery.

After completing her apprenticeship at the Royal School of Needlework, Rebecca went on to study a Masters of Art in Textile Conservation, graduating in 2004. Since graduation she has worked on a variety of textiles such as Bagpuss, tapestries, dresses and furnishings.

She has been working on short term contracts and on a freelance basis for 11 years, before securing a permanent position as Textile Treatment Supervisor, at Historic Royal Palaces. Rebecca now leads a team of conservators, taking care of the state beds and throne canopies at Hampton Court and Kensington Palace.

Rebecca has kept her embroidery skills up to date teaching local classes, creating pieces to sell at craft fairs and delivering talks on her time at the Royal School of Needlework. She was also part of the embroidery team who worked on the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.