Classes & Courses

Day Classes at Hampton Court Palace

We offer embroidery classes for everyone in the beautiful surroundings of Hampton Court Palace.

In small, friendly class groups with highly skilled and experienced tutors you will learn to work traditional techniques and discover the subtlety of embroidery and its potential as an art form. The classes are all practical “hands-on” stitching – no written work is involved.

One, two or three day Classes are held regularly throughout the year at weekends and on week days during the Easter and summer vacations. Classes cover a wide range of techniques including design and painting.

Class Times: 10.00 am to 4.00pm; Lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Refreshments: Morning coffee break at about 11.10am. Tea, coffee and soft drinks provided. Bring your own lunch to eat at the RSN or in fine weather picnic in the gardens. The Palace Coffee Shop and Tiltyard Restaurant are available for meals and snacks.

Materials: Designs and packs of materials are provided for all classes. The cost of these kits is additional to the class fee and varies depending on the technique. Kit costs range from approximately £12.00 to £35.00 and the more expensive kits contain metal threads.

Equipment: Needlework frames and other equipment will be available for sale in the class. Some items will be available to loan.

Class key:     
NE – no stitching experience necessary
E  - some stitching experience preferred but not necessarily in the technique
EE – some experience of the technique required

Certificated Course
This course is for students who wish to raise their technical skills to a high standard and offers intensive study of technique and embroidery practice.
With flexible attendance options you can work towards gaining an RSN Certificate.
Venues for Certificated Course: Hampton Court Palace; Durham City; Iowa USA

For further information on day classes please contact

For further information on the Certificated Course please contact