Silk Painting and Embellishment Workshop

Hand & Lock


Location: 86 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TE

Date: 30th September - 1st October 2023 

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm BST

Combining traditional and cutting edge techniques, this bespoke guest tutor workshop combines hand embroidery and silk painting. In this workshop Charlotte will teach a method of silk painting onto textiles to add immediate colour and texture to your own designs. This workshop will introduce you to the process of Silk Painting design where you will create a final embellished design full of colour and surprising and exciting texture. Lucy will then show how you can further enhance your piece with hand embroidery exploring techniques including hand beading, silk shading and goldwork to create a truly beautiful art piece.

About the Artists

Rediscovered By

Charlotte Gaunt (Rediscovered By) is a textile designer and screen-printer based in Rutland, England. Trained at Goldsmiths University and the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Charlotte rediscovers historical and traditional textile techniques and applies these in unexpected ways to diverse range of interiors, from historic homes to contemporary spaces. Recent projects include printed foxgloves (poisonous digitalis) as intricate tablecloths for a farm to table restaurant, a slightly macabre Three Fates woven for a dreamy bed head and fluffy flocked bumblebees which adorn botanical wallpapers.

Lucy Martin

Exploring creative boundaries by drawing parallels between traditional technical stitch ability and cutting-edge design, Lucy Martin is a specialist hand embroidery practitioner based in the UK. Advocating ethical and sustainable design practice through material choice and mindful production, her work explores the parallels between art and nature, questioning whether the true beauty of nature can be replicated with a needle and thread.

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.  

To view Lucy's work please visit her Instagram @lucymartinembroidery & Website To view more of the work by the Rediscovered By studio please visit their Instagram: @rediscovered_by and their Website


'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 every week. 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.'

'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