I happened to catch this on CBS’s Sunday Morning while trekking on my tredmill – a very nice piece on the Royal School of Needlework, located in the Hampton Court Palace:
The RSN is the international centre for teaching, practicing and promoting hand embroidery across a wide range of techniques.
We offer hand embroidery courses for all levels; conservation and restoration of historic needlework or creation of new embroideries in our Studio; tours to see some of our needlework Collection and more. [you can schedule private tours to see pieces in the collection that are not viewable to the general public]
There are various books offered in the shop – here are two examples:
You can order the whitework sampler kit celebrating the upcoming royal wedding of William and Kate for £30:
You can view the CBS video here:
[Hampton Court Palace: image from Evan Evans Tours]
Embroidery images from the RSN website; you can join their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-School-of-Needlework/185840784788771