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Copyright Statement

We support and encourage users to enjoy the RSN’s Collection resource.

Content is for personal or private use.

This website and its contents are owned and operated by the Royal School of Needlework. All elements of the website and all rights therein, including but not limited to the content and general design, are protected by copyright. Some content displayed may also be subject to third-party rights.

The items within the Royal School of Needlework collection and archive, of which the Royal School of Needlework owns copyright, may be used free of charge for non-commercial use. The Royal School of Needlework considers non-commercial use to be any use that is not intended for monetary gain. Non-commercial use includes non-commercial research or private study.

The items presented in this online catalogue may not be used as the inspiration for embroidery or embroidery kits produced for financial gain without written permission from the Royal School of Needlework. More broadly, no images may be reproduced, shared with the public, distributed, re-used, or extracted from this website for commercial use without the prior written consent of the Royal School of Needlework. Those looking to use images from this online catalogue for publication must contact collection@royal-needlework.org.uk.

For all permitted non-commercial uses, a sufficient acknowledgment must be made to the copyright holder of work. In print, this acknowledgment should read, ‘© Royal School of Needlework’.

To use high-definition images from the RSN Collection and Archive for commercial purposes and publications, please contact collection@royal-needlework.org.uk with the following information:

  • Title/Author (if applicable)
  • Publisher/Broadcaster/Producer
  • Date of publication/release
  • Print run/number of units
  • Image size and position (such as 1/2 page, full screen, front cover, etc.)
  • Image colour (black and white or full colour)
  • Languages/territorial distribution

The RSN also has a licensing programme. Please contact collection@royal-needlework.org.uk with the above information and reference licensing.