Hand & Lock
Corporate / Group Classes

Discover the world of bespoke hand embroidery in Britain's oldest embroidery house with Hand & Lock’s bespoke corporate class packages. Taught in our beautifully renovated School for Embroidery, each class takes you on a magical journey through the history of hand embroidery through to modern day contemporary application.

Ideally situated in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia district, The Hand & Lock School for Embroidery is just a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus station. Each class is taught by our expert hand embroidery tutors who are each practising artists within the industry & are on hand to guide you every step of the way.

We have three class formats, each of which can be organised to accommodate a date & time to suit you, these are: 1 ½ Hour Goldwork Hand Embroidery Taster Class; 3 Hour Goldwork Hand Embroidery Masterclass; Full Day Goldwork Bespoke Masterclass. Specialists in Goldwork since 1767, our classes provide an insight into the possibilities of working with Gold metal bullions. Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads. Historically associated with ceremonial and military uniform, the technique is now also popular in customisation, couture & interior design. Using threads that are imitation gold, silver, copper or coloured allows embroiderers to create metallic surface designs that reflect the light and create dazzling effects. At the end of the class you will have a beautiful piece of embroidered art to take with you! If you have a specific project you would then like to use it for, our tutors are on hand to help & advise.

All of the equipment & materials for the day will be provided.

Upon successful completion of the class, students receive an official bespoke Hand & Lock certificate detailing the new skills mastered

For more information & to discuss your requirements, expectations & proposed dates/times for the session, please contact us at school@handembroidery.com.

More Advanced/Intensive classes can also be discussed on request.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note, class bookings are non refundable


'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 classes 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.'

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

‘Everything was amazing from start to finish, the tutor was very informative and knowledgeable but also extremely kind and helpful. The class was so fun and the space is absolutely beautiful! So light and airy!’

'I really like the different designs and ideas you have and the support during the class 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.'