Educational institutes

Educational institutes

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is a British hand embroidery school founded in 1872. It was originally called the Kensington School of Needlework, and thereafter the Royal School of Art Needlework. The word ‘Art’ was dropped in 1922. 

The Stanhope Adult Education Institute, Queen Square, London, was an adult education institute that was in operation from the mid-twentieth century until 1981. 

The Textile Research Centre Leiden (TRC) is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to the study of textiles and dress. The TRC was set up in December 1991. For many years it was housed in the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands. Since 2009 it is housed in its own premises in the historic centre of Leiden, at Hogewoerd 164.

The Royal Hellenic School of Needlework and Laces, Athens, was an industrial school set up in 1897 for the production of textiles, and especially that of embroidery.

Tree of Needlework is an educational institution in The Netherlands run by Ms Majo van der Woude. It focuses on all aspects of embroidery and other forms of needlework. It organises workshops and courses, both in Utrecht and in Amsterdam (in the Afstap or in the Weldraad). The address in Utrecht is Zaagmolenkade 34bis, 3515 AD Utrecht. Tel. +31 (0)30-8776580.

ULITA Archive of International Textiles is housed in St Wilfred’s Chapel, on the Western Campus of the University of Leeds, England. The purpose of the archive is to collect, preserve and document textiles and related items from many of the textile producing areas of the world for the benefit of scholars, researchers and the general public.

The Wemyss School of Needlework was a hand embroidery school based in Wemyss Castle, Fife, Scotland. It was founded in 1877 by Dora Wemyss, who was inspired by the Kensington School of Art Needlework, later known as the Royal School of Needlework.

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