Visit to the Royal School of Needlework - 13 June 2023
The School of Art Needlework was founded in 1872, with Queen Victoria’s third daughter – Princess Helena as President. The Broderers relationship with the school goes back to 1899, so we are rightly proud of our long association with what became The Royal School of Needlework in 1903.
The Broderers Charitable Trust (BCT) continues to be a regular supporter of the Royal School – most recently in respect of HM Charles III Coronation. The BCT contributed to the cost and many Broderers were part of the team that created regalia for the Coronation ceremony, including the Anointing Screen, all of which was seen on TV by millions, around the world.
It was a delight that 16 Broderers were invited to visit the School – to see the 2023 degree student show and meet some of those who had worked so hard for the Coronation. As ever, the work produced by the students was stunning.
Our visit to the Royal School was thoroughly enjoyable. The enthusiasm of the staff and students is infectious and we left, knowing that our long standing relationship with the School will continue for many years to come.