Metal threads: A Creative Approach to Line, Flow and Drawing with Hanny Newton

Hand & Lock


Location: Hand & Lock Studio (86 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8TE)

Date: 9th-10th December 2023 

Time: 10:00am-4:30pm

Goldwork threads hold so much potential to explore movement, flow and line in embroidery, and on this creative course we will delve into the many possibilities of stitch and drawing to entwine and influence each other.
Throughout the weekend, you will build up your own unique series of hand embroidery samples and drawings which will become a tool kit of techniques and explorations to further your creativity and enhance your practice. With a balance of technique and experimentation, there is plenty of ‘breathing space’ left for you to discover your own response to the historical techniques of goldwork. Suitable for all levels of stitch experience.

About Hanny Newton

Hanny is known for her contemporary approach to goldwork embroidery. Since studying at the Royal School of Needlework (2011-13) she has been fascinated by the inherent qualities of metal threads, and has a deep belief in the importance of innovation and self expression to keeping crafts alive. From her studio in Shropshire, she works internationally with interior designers and art consultancies, applying her creative approach to historical techniques to large scale projects for hotels and private residences around the world. She teaches her contemporary approach to goldwork at internationally, including the British Museum, West Dean College and the Australian Design Centre, Sydney.

Instagram: @hannynewton

For any of our in person courses please feel free to bring your own Magnifying Glasses or Lamps. We will supply needle threaders for you if required.  


'I've been so impressed with Hand and Lock and the tutors. The materials are exquisite. It's all just so wonderful. Also I've taken a lot of courses and Hand & Lock tutors are the best tutors out of all of them. I love that the tutor encouraged us to make the patterns our own. We can tweak the style a bit and it's not a big deal. So fun to learn techniques but not feel constrained by them.'

'Lots of information given about the course. I liked the addition of the tutor’s own ideas to give me further inspiration. Felt encouraged whilst taking course as it is a difficult skill. Great course. Thank you.'

'I really like the different designs and ideas you have and the support during the course work is excellent.'

'The tutor's feedback was really sweet and encouraging. I am rather ambitious when it comes to technical stitch level so for me it works well to mention things that are not great yet so that I know how to improve them.'

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.