Creative Embroidery with Erin Ledsom


Hand & Lock

Date: 5th-7th August 2022 Time: 10am - 4.30pm  Location: Hand & Lock, 86 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8TE Tutor Bio 
Erin is a hand embroidery artist from Hull in the north of England and a graduate from The Royal School of Needlework with a First Class BA (Hons) in hand embroidery. Erin immerses herself in colour, pattern and texture, using found and recycled items within her work through a combination of processes within her embroidery she uses unconventional materials and makes them conventional. Using traditional hand embroidery techniques but with a contemporary twist, Erin believes texture plays a significant part in embroidery and with the use of imagination and manipulation of unusual materials Erin brings her work to life. Erin has exhibited pieces of her work at The Ferens Open Exhibition in Hull and has been awarded ‘The Future Ferens Young and Emerging Talent Prize’ two years in a row!


Class Description

Erin will introduce participants to herself and her work, explaining and showing what she has achieved and how she works with hand embroidery. Participants will be shown how to apply unusual materials such as plastic strings, hair bobbles, straws and more to a colourful fabric design! Participants will learn many different techniques such as crewelwork, goldwork and 3D beading and use these to add unconventional materials and make them conventional! By the end of the course participants will have their very own 3D hand embroidered abstract piece of textiles inspired by Erin’s work.


 All materials provided | Upon successful completion of the class students receive an official Hand & Lock certificate detailing the new skills mastered |  For more information please contact

*Please note, class bookings are non-refundable, please see FAQs for more information

At Hand & Lock the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance and we would like to share with you the steps we shall be taking to ensure that your class is safe and enjoyable.

What we are doing

  • All classes will have a sanitation station provided which we will encourage students to frequently use.
  • At the end of each day the class will undergo a deep clean where all equipment and surfaces shall be sterilised. Areas with regular contact such as door handles and toilets shall be cleaned regularly.

Things we need you to do.

  • Tea and coffee shall be provided but we encourage students to bring their own mugs if they feel more comfortable.
  • If you feel more comfortable bringing your own embroidery kit of essential tools, (scissors, needles etc), we encourage you to do this however as stated above, all of our tools provided shall be sanitised.
  • Please do not attend the class if you feel unwell or if you have tested positive for COVID-19.