Updated 6 August. Hampton Court Palace and gardens (including The Magic Garden) is open 7 days a week through August until 6 September. Entry to the Magic Garden requires a palace admission ticket for non members. The Maze remains closed. Please read our visit information
View spectacular works of hand embroidery in the online exhibition
This annual summer exhibition showcases the work of the 28 ‘Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery’ students.
These stunning creations will be displayed online in 2020, due to Coronavirus (see link below).
Be inspired by the variety of techniques and the contemporary approach to this traditional craft.
From 8 July, 12.00 noon.
You can also view the ‘Class of 2020 Spotlights’ of RSN Degree Graduates and Future Tutors Graduates.(see links below)View the RSN 2020 C&D graduates online exhibition View the RSN Degree graduates online exhibition View the RSN Future Tutors graduates online exhibition
Work by Julia Jackson, Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery, 2020.
Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery
The Royal School of Needlework’s Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery concentrates on four core techniques: Jacobean Crewelwork, Silk Shading, Basic Goldwork and either Canvas Stitches or Blackwork. Students are part of a long tradition of maintaining the highest standard in the beautiful art of hand embroidery.
These courses offer a flexible structure. Students can enrol throughout the year and choose days that suit them, so perfect for anyone with family or work constraints. Intensive courses during the summer are popular with International Students.
Future Tutors Programme – the Royal School of Needlework’s Teacher Training Course
Designed to train future teachers of hand embroidery, this three-year full-time course at Hampton Court Palace is the Royal School of Needlework’s own professional qualification and includes a teaching qualification to City & Guilds Level 3.
Students learn a wide variety of hand embroidery techniques and teaching theory, in addition to practical and commercial experience. No previous experience in hand embroidery is necessary.Learn more