Take an embroidery class at Hampton Court Palace this summer

PUBLISHED: 12:27 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:27 08 June 2017


The summer is a great time to indulge yourself in a little ‘me’ time, so join the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) for one of their day classes between now and August. When most schools close over the summer holidays, the RSN offers a wide variety of classes for all levels of hand embroidery.

Based in the magnificent Hampton Court Palace, students can enjoy the splendour of the Palace and learn the traditional skills of hand embroidery.

Steeped in history with unrivalled expertise, the Royal School of Needlework has taken this captivating, traditional art and made it relevant today. It offers a range of day classes for all levels. From beginners through to advanced, there is a choice of different techniques including crewelwork, stumpwork, blackwork, silk shading and goldwork.

If you are a complete beginner book onto an Introduction to Embroidery Day Class or if you have some experience already, stretch your skills in a masterclass - there is something for everyone.

Tuition is delivered in small, friendly classes with expert RSN Tutors bringing a wealth of experience, technical knowledge and enthusiasm to each student.

Additional courses offered at the Royal School of Needlework include a Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery, BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art and the RSN’s Future Tutors programme which trains Tutors for the next generation.

The RSN also hosts embroidery exhibitions throughout the year. The current exhibition Stories in Stitch brings all your favourite stories to life with the Art of Hand Embroidery. There are different tours available to suit all interests including Talk & Tours, Family Tours with an embroidery Taster for children; Tour & Taster embroidery session for adults; as well as Curator’s Tours that include rare insights to additional pieces from the RSN’s Textile Collection. Entrance to the exhibition must be pre-booked. Stories in Stitch runs until August 2017 and tours start from £16.

The Royal School of Needlework is steeped in history and was founded in 1872. It has close links with the royal family and has worked on a number of royal projects including the Robe of State for Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II and the wedding dress of Kate Middleton, now HRH Duchess of Cambridge.

Click here for more information on our summer classes or call 020 3166 6932.

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