The Royal School of Needlework (RSN), famous worldwide for its expertise in hand embroidery, teaches in Bristol. The school offers a range of embroidery courses for beginners through to the advanced, in everything from stunning goldwork and silk shading to traditional Jacobean and blackwork. Students can choose to study day classes and the certificate and diploma in technical hand embroidery. The RSN’s close links with royalty started when it was founded in 1872, and still continue to today with its skilled embroiderers and tutors stitching the wedding dress of the Duchess of Cambridge and The Queen’s coronation robe.

8 Old School House, Kingswood Estate, Bristol BS15 8DB;
020 3166 6938; royal-needlework.org.uk