Royal School Needlework

The International Centre of Excellence for the Art of Hand Embroidery since 1872.

Based at the magnificent Hampton Court Palace the Royal School of Needlework offers a thriving education programme for every level.

Royal School of Needlework classes and courses are renowned for the level of teaching expertise, covering a full range of embroidery techniques. Tuition is delivered in small, friendly classes with expert tutors bringing a wealth of experience, technical knowledge and enthusiasm to each student.




Art Deco Goldwork Brooch at the Royal School of Needlework, Glasgow – 29th June – 30th June 2019

This class is aimed people with a good understanding of basic embroidery stitches but is a good introduction to Goldwork.

Inspired by the Art Deco period, with this glamorous brooch you will learn a series of goldwork techniques such as felt padding, Pearl purl outlines and chipwork and how to stitch down passing. You will also learn how to make the brooch up.


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Whitework Brooch at the Royal School of Needlework, Rugby – 26th July – 28th July

Aimed at intermediate stitchers.

Inspired by the Balenciaga Exhibition that recently showed at the V&A Museum, this Stumpwork brooch kit enables you to create a flower brooch using Whitework techniques, Stumpwork methods and beading. Two separate layers of petals are worked in Pulled work and the other in Satin stitch block honeycomb filling. With a French knot and beaded centre.

Whitework brooch photo

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Advanced Jacobean; Contemporary Floral Motif at the Royal School of Needlework – 12th August – 16th August

This class is aimed at people with a basic knowledge of embroidery.

Worked in a paired down palette of pink and grey with a yellow accent, this Crewelwork embroidery is a modern twist on the traditional Jacobean style.

You will learn a full range of Jacobean crewelwork stitches, including, raised stem band, raised chain band, padded satin, long and short, stem stitch, French knots, trellis, chain stitch, fishbone, closed fly stitch, bullion knots, Vandyke, whipped wheel, woven wheel, heavy chain, coral stitch among others.

Each embroidery kit has been lovingly packed in a beautiful presentation box by Sara and includes all the materials you will need to complete the embroidery. It also includes a detailed instruction booklet to help guide you, so you can finish the piece at home.

Finished size of the embroidery is 17 x 15cm.

IMG_4075Jacobean Crewelwork

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