Contemporary Couture 5 Day In Person Class

Hand & Lock


Start Time: 10:00am End Time: 4:30pm 

Location: 86 Margaret St, London W1W 8TE

Crafted as a 5 Day intensive course, this program is designed to introduce budding embroiderers to a selection of techniques we use here at Hand & Lock and in the world of couture embroidery. The techniques taught in this class are used regularly in London, Paris and New York couture houses and are often seen on the catwalk. You will use a range of materials which will be applied in various techniques to create different effects.

A few of the stitches and techniques taught:

- Bespoke Hand Beading
- Silk Floss & Stranded Thread Work
- Silk Shading
- Contemporary Goldwork
- Contemporary Crewelwork

Our bespoke classes are taught be expert hand embroiderers who have worked in the couture industry for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Schiaparelli, Lanvin and Burberry to name a few. The classes will cover the basics, insider tips and practical application making sure students are fully equipped to go on and apply what they have learned to their own garments and develop their own unique styles.

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

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