Thursday 30 March 2023

Apply now for our Royal School of Needlework Sponsorship Scheme

Since 2019 the Guild of St Clare has offered an annual award of sponsorship through the prestigious Certificate Course at the Royal School of Needlework: the scheme continues, and we invite candidates to submit their applications by 23rd June 2023.

Burse-Making, March 2020: our annual Guild of St Clare workshop at the RSN, Hampton Court Palace

The Royal School of Needlework is an international centre of excellence for hand embroidery, and the skills it teaches are essential to the work of vestment making and repairs. The Certificate Course is a flexible course which can be completed at a pace to suit each student. It teaches four core techniques: Jacobean Crewelwork, Silk Shading, Goldwork and a choice of either Canvaswork or Blackwork. It is taught in various locations across the UK: at the main teaching apartments at Hampton Court Palace and also at satellites in Bristol, Durham, Rugby and Glasgow.

Jacobean Crewelwork, completed by James Sharpe, our first sponsorship winner

With the assistance of the Latin Mass Society and also a private benefactor, the Guild of St Clare offers sponsorship which contributes 50% of the fees. For more information, including how to apply, click here.

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