The module is a 70 hours+ project; 40 hours of which is tuition and 30 hours is personal study. The intensive courses are hard work as a result, but students find it very rewarding to study among-st like-minded embroiderers in the environment of Hampton Court Palace and with access to the RSN libra
On tuition days, classes take place from 10.00 to 16.00 at Hampton Court Palace. On non-tuition days the classroom is open to students between the same times for personal study, but there will be no tutors on site. (Except for Sundays when there is no access)
If you have not attend the RSN before, then you will need to be security cleared, so please book in advance to make sure that you have your HCP security pass to be allowed access unsupervised.
Equipment and Materials
All equipment, materials and threads will be available to purchase or borrow. A slate frame is only provided for the first module (Jacobean), so please bring one with you for the other three modules.
For those of you who are new to the RSN, there will be a Starter Kit for some of the modules, which will include everything that you need to get started.
A general sewing kit which should include scissors and thimbles, if you use them. A notebook, pencil, tape measure and small ruler are always useful.
If you require or normally use an additional light and magnifier please bring this with you or alternatively, these will be available with a deposit which will be returned on the return of the equipment.
Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and at break times. We highly recommend that you take breaks and stretch your legs during the day and advise students not to work through their lunch breaks. It is possible to purchase lunch at any of the Palace restaurants and cafés or you may wish to bring your own lunch.
No food or drink is permitted in the classrooms.
Tips from Our Tutors
Our experienced and supportive tutors will encourage you to develop your skills to a very high standard. Here are some tips from our tutors for you to consider. It is important to heed the advice from the tutors as they want to ensure that you learn each of the techniques to the best of your ability.
The design is a vehicle to give you the most technical knowledge. The tutor will have source material for you to look at but feel free to bring some ideas along with you to create your own original design.
Keep on top of the homework by completing it on the day it is set.
If attending all four modules, do not allow one technique to run into another by the end of the session.
Keep it simple but do it well.
If you are already a registered C&D Student you can book via Bookeo here.
If you would like more information about joining the C&D Programme, then you can: