Sophie graduated from the Royal School of Needlework in 2008, having mastered more than 30 hand embroidery techniques including silk shading and goldwork.

Sophie’s passion and undeniable talent for embroidery is displayed through her hand embroidery classes, extensive range of kits and original works. The culmination of Sophie’s hard work and desire came in 2011, when she was invited to be part of the team to work on Kate Middleton’s much publicised wedding dress.

In 2013 Sophie published an exciting new embroidery book – Mastering the art of hand embroidery. Sophie left her job in the Royal School of Needlework commercial studio and went into the world of self employed.

In 2014 Sophie had her first solo exhibition, set up a number of new classes, including The Royal School of Needlework satellite in Exeter, Devon.

2015 -Sophie continues to teach in a number of organisations around the London/Surrey area , as well as running the Royal School of Needlework classes in Exeter, Devon. For more information on the classes please check the calender page.

Sophie works for the award winning wedding dress designer Louise Selby, working on hand finishing the exquist dresses. (www.louiseselby.com)

In any spare time, Sophie also works on commissions – if you have any queries/questions please email  – s.l.long@hotmail.co.uk

Sophie has just started to write a new book on ribbon embroidery (to be published in 2017). What else will the year hold? Sign up to Sophie’s newsletter to receive monthly emails.