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Hand & Lock have been using the ancient technique known as Goldwork to apply a metallic, rich finish to couture for nearly 250 years. Traditionally for ceremonial, ecclesiastical or military garments, Goldwork is a great technique to instantly give a dynamic aesthetic and glamour.
 Classes by Month

Classes by Month


Hand & Lock run a fantastic selection of classes throughout the year. Use the Month search to check which classes are on when you are free.
Festival of Embroidery

Festival of Embroidery


To celebrate our 249th Birthday Hand & Lock have organised a schedule of classes and talks at the end of July. Embroidery enthusiasts, designers, students and the curious are all invited to join us.
Goldwork classes

Goldwork classes


Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads. It is particularly prized for the way light plays on it. The term 'goldwork' is used even when the threads are imitation gold, silver, or copper, or coloured allowing for an array of textures and colours to express your vision in.
Hand & Lock at the Williamsburg School of Needlework, USA

Hand & Lock at the Williamsburg School of Needlework, USA


Hand & Lock have joined forces with the Williamsburg school of Needlework based in Williamsburg, Virgina, USA to teach a special series of embroidery classes. Discover the various workshops we have to offer.
Introduction to Embroidery classes

Introduction to Embroidery classes


The Introduction to embroidery class is an ideal way to discover the basic principles of embroidery. Students will learn a selection of decorative stitches as well as techniques for attaching beads and sequins to materials.
Monogramming classes

Monogramming classes


A delicate monogram hand sewn in fine silks has long been seen as the height of sartorial sophistication. For years the Savile row tailors have been sending shirts to Hand & Lock to have fine letters stitched into the fabric.
New York Embroidery Classes 2016

New York Embroidery Classes 2016


Hand & Lock are returning to New York in 2016 with their most popular embroidery class: Haute Couture: Intensive. Students, Embroidery enthusiasts, designers and the curious are all invited to study with London’s top Embroidery House.
Silk Shading Classes

Silk Shading Classes


Silk Shading is often referred to as 'painting with a needle' for good reason. It is an expressive embroidery technique that allows embroiderers to create textile designs as colourful and dynamic as any painting or photograph.
Tambour Beading classes

Tambour Beading classes


Hand & Lock use the French art of Tambour Beading to embellish and decorate garments every working week. The technique was devised as an easy, fast and effective way to give instant glamour and texture to clothes or accessories.