The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) has been an international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery since 1872. Based in Hampton Court Palace, they offer a range of hand embroidery courses for beginners through to advanced, across all techniques, both Online and at Hampton Court Palace, Bristol, Rugby, Durham, Glasgow and internationally in the USA and Japan.
The RSN Embroidery Studio creates beautiful bespoke commissions for fashion, art and royalty, as well as restores and conserves historical textiles. The Studio was honoured to work on several pieces for the Coronation of HM King Charles III, including the conservation of The King’s Robe of State and the stunning hand embroidery on Queen Camilla’s Robe of Estate.
The RSN award is only open to entrants in the Student categories. Given RSN students are able to enter the Prize, to avoid bias this award will be chosen by an independent expert judge. The judge will be looking for a close observance of the brief, an innovative use of traditional hand embroidery processes, technical excellence, clear (mentor led) development from the second round to the final. Please note: Embellishment in the form of beads, sequins, buttons etc. must not make up more than 25% of the final design. At the 1st stage submission, you will need to check this criteria and confirm that your entry is eligible for this award.
The winner of the Royal School of Needlework Associate Award for Innovation and Technical Excellence in Hand Embroidery will receive £1000 and an RSN Online or Onsite Day or Evening Class up to £150.
The Royal School of Needlework has been an international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery since 1872.
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