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2017 exhibition news

NEWSFLASH: Devon Guild Charity Funding Boost (April 2017)

NEW EXHIBITION: Off the Surface - contemporary needlework  ( 20 May - 9 July 2017)  

RSN Newsflash - Off the Surface exhibition.         Launch event 19 May 6-8pm

Royal School of Needlework logoThe Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is the international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery, offering a range of courses for beginners through to advanced.  Steeped in history with unrivalled expertise in the techniques of hand embroidery, the Royal School of Needlework has taken this captivating, traditional art and made it relevant today.  Students can choose to study short courses, a Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery, BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art or the RSN’s Future Tutors programme which trains its own teachers for the next generation.  The RSN is based at the magnificent Hampton Court Palace in south west London.  In addition, the school teaches across the UK in Exeter, Bristol, Rugby, Durham and Glasgow, and internationally in Ireland, North America and Japan. For more information visit or call +44 (0) 20 3166 6932.

Of the Surface exhibition_RSN 2nd yr student embroidering

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Click (right) to download hi-res images for the 'Off the Surface' exhibition at Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Image credits: (top, left to right) RSN 2nd yr degree student embroidering for Off the Surface exhibition, incl detail: Oriental embroidery from RSN 

Royal Schoo of Needlework student embroidering flowers-Off the Surface exhibition

Collection at Hampton Court.; RSN student working on embroidery, with sketchbook and designs based on archival textile of flowers for Off The Surface


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