Royal School of Needlework qualified Hand Embroidery Tutor

Sara Dennis - RSN Tutor

During three years of training at the Royal School of Needlework on the Future Tutor's Programme not only did I become expert in all Hand Embroidery techniques but I also taught a wide variety of classes, undertook commissions and exhibited my work. I really enjoy teaching and have taught embroidery at The Victoria and Albert Museum, The British Library and the Royal Free Hospital in London. Currently I have classes programmed at the Royal School of Needlework in London, Reticule Fabrics and the Brewery Arts in Kendal. 

I like to be busy teaching and my programme is always changing so why not bookmark my Events Page to keep up, or visit my facebook page for updates about upcoming courses and classes. If there isn’t something there to suit you I am very flexible so if you have an idea for a commission, or you need some help with a restoration (even if you’re just stuck!), or would like me to run an event then drop me a line and I will be glad to help

Sara-Jane is a breath of fresh air taking traditional techniques and adding her own unique twist with designs for kits that have you looking twice astounded at her unique creative approach. Her relaxed teaching style instantly makes students feel relaxed and her passion for hand embroidery is evident in all she does.

Education Administrator Royal School of Needlework

Noleen Wyatt-Jones

I just cannot believe this is done by a human hand. It is almost mystical. Why is this not valued as much as a Van Gogh painting?

Farfield Exhibition


I enjoyed all the variety of wonderful pieces

Beautiful work, beautiful designs

Inspirational work, beautiful! As a beginner embroiderer it has inspired me to try silk shading and tapestry shading as such beautiful results. I hope to take a course or workshop with you soon so will keep an eye out for dates.

I absolutely loved this class Sara! Your instruction was excellent and the kit is beautiful. I have attempted this technique before, but you really made it click for me. Many thanks, I hope I will be able to take another class from you again soon. Mary USA

Student on Silk Shading Viola Course at Hampton Court

Mary Robinson Cohen