SS24LEX513 Loving Letter Case: the 18th Century Treasure from the Royal School of Needlework Collection - EXCLUSIVE -...

The RSN provides a range of embroidery classes for all levels and techniques.


Royal School of Needlework, England
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This course is available on the Royal School of Needlework website.


This class is part of the RSN International Summer School 2024

This is an in person  class and takes place at The Sayre School, Lexington, Kentucky, USA  The class runs over three days  from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 July 2024: 10am - 4pm (EST).

Join us for an educational and creative experience in the world of 18th century needlework! In this class, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice traditional techniques used to decorate purses, wallets, and letter cases. These personal items, once practical for holding important papers and letters, also served as decorative items and symbols of the owner's status and taste.

Under the guidance of our experienced tutor, you will create unique embroidery based on the 18th century letter case from the Royal School of Needlework Collection. The design features beautiful silk roses, cornflowers, and a dove, and is thought be used for keeping love letters.

During the class you will learn how to work with silk and gold threads using historical techniques. Your kit includes everything you need to finish the embroidery.

Whether you are an experienced embroiderer or a beginner, this class is an excellent opportunity to enhance your skills and craft a beautiful and meaningful keepsake!

You can explore many more stitches on the RSN Stitch Bank.


  • If using a non-UK credit-card we very strongly recommend that you inform your bank or card provider of your intention to book with us in advance of booking to ensure a smooth international transaction.
  • If you wish to book multiple places then please note that all places on one booking will be for the same session and classes.

About Royal School of Needlework

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The Royal School of Needlework is the international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery and offers a range of courses for beginners through to advanced. Founded in 1872, the RSN is steeped in history with unrivalled expertise in the techniques of hand embroidery.

We are based at the magnificent Hampton Court Palace in south west London. In addition, we teach across the UK in Bristol, Rugby, Durham and Glasgow, and internationally in North America and Japan. We teach a variety of Online Day & Evening Classes.

The Royal School of Needlework also offers Embroidery Services at its Studio in Hampton Court Palace creating beautiful bespoke commissions for the future as well as restoring historical textiles and bringing heirlooms back to life.

Diplomas, certificates, a degree course and private tuition are also available. Visit the RSN website to discover more!

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