The Royal School of Needlework

The Royal School of Needlework

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) offers the only specialist Hand Embroidery degree course in Europe. We accredit this course and are proud to offer it as part of our course portfolio.

RSN is known as an international centre for excellence in the art of hand embroidery. Its skills are very much in demand today by couture fashion houses and for individual and public commissions. During your studies you may well be invited to work on high-profile embroidered pieces for clients.

Located in Hampton Court Palace in south-west London, you’ll study this course in dedicated studios with up-to-the-minute facilities. Based in apartments designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the rooms have fantastic views of Hampton Court's Privy Garden and the river Thames beyond.

Nearby towns include Kingston-upon-Thames, Walton-on-Thames, Hampton and Esher. London Waterloo is only 30 minutes away by train.



Academic facilities

By studying at the RSN, you’ll take advantage of some excellent and inspirational facilities and resources, including creative studio spaces, excellent lighting, an IT suite, a specialist library with over 4,000 titles and a handling collection of antique textiles.

Useful information

We don’t offer campus accommodation for this course, but we can support you to find private accommodation in the area.

The Royal School of Needlework is an exciting forward-looking charity dedicated to teaching, practising and promoting the art of hand embroidery in the 21st century.

Check out Molesey Life for more information about the area, including local culture, shopping and places to eat and drink.

Finding us

Apartment 12a
Hampton Court Palace

Studying with the RSN is a unique experience. At the RSN, we believe in keeping the art of hand embroidery alive by moving it into contemporary contexts built on art and design practice.

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