Graduate Degree Show 2019, Royal School of Needlework


The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) invites you to its Graduate Showcase 2019, BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art, at Hampton Court Palace.  Be inspired by the variety of hand embroidery on display and the contemporary approach to this traditional craft, and meet the Graduates behind the work, in Palace apartments otherwise closed to the public.

 The RSN Degree is a world-renowned course delivered by the RSN at Hampton Court Palace and validated by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).  Students immerse themselves in contemporary and traditional hand embroidery practice and explore creative approaches to research, utilising the RSN’s specialist art library and Textile Collection.

 The specialist course has been designed to provide a dynamic learning experience that connects individual creative practice with textile and design theory.  The RSN has long-established and international industry links which provide opportunities to engage with live projects, as well as industry insight from an extensive guest lecturer and professional development programme.

 Our connections have included work with Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen for the wedding dress of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge; the 2013 Oscar dress worn by actress Naomie Harris; Ralph & Russo and Hussein Chalayan for Paris Fashion Week; Patrick Grant and Jasper Conran for London Fashion Week; Game of Thrones Hardhome piece for HBO.

 Hand Embroidery is both a diverse and specialist subject but it opens up a wide range of career opportunities.  RSN Degree Graduates have progressed to roles such as embroidery artisans for couture and fashion, studio embroiderers for film and TV costume, freelance embroidery designers, studio designers for interior design companies, and independent designer-makers, and our 2019 Graduates would love to show you their own Graduation Collection this year.


Friday 7- Saturday 15 June 2019 (closed Sunday 9 June).

Booking at 11am and 2pm, except Tuesday 11 June, at 12.30pm