Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Studio

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is the international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery. Founded in 1872, it is steeped in history with unrivalled expertise in this traditional craft.

The RSN Embroidery Studio has customers from all over the world, from interior designers, architects and fashion designers to places of worship, private individuals and the Royal Family. The specialist team create beautiful bespoke commissions for the future as well as bring historical textiles back to life by conserving or restoring them.

From large commissions, such as hand embroidering bespoke lace on to the iconic wedding dress of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge to smaller requests to conserve a precious sampler that has become a family heirloom, the highly trained, RSN expert stitchers use the finest hand embroidery techniques for each and every commission.

It is an exciting time to be in the world of embroidery because there is scope to take it in many different directions.