Online 3D Stumpwork Lily: Lucy Martin x Hand & Lock

Hand & Lock


Location: Via Zoom 

Duration: 3 weeks (3 hours per week) 

A beautiful introduction to the world of Stumpwork embroidery, this hand embroidery class explores the magical technique of lifting stitched artworks into a 3D realm. Taught over three, three hour sessions, this class will teach you everything you need to know to craft your own bespoke hand embroidered Lily. Exploring traditional Silk Shading embroidery techniques and combining these with Stumpwork, this cutting edge course will give you access to couture techniques and processes used commonly in the fashion houses of Paris, New York & London. 

Designed by Multi-Award Winning hand embroiderer Lucy Martin for Hand & Lock, this class explores 3D flora inspired by her collection 'The Preciousness of Life'. 

The class 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 sculptural hand embroidery projects.

About 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.

To view Lucy's work please visit her Instagram @lucymartinembroidery & Website

Classes are provided through Zoom and students are sent a special link to watch join the live class. The recordings are then sent out at the end of each session, once downloaded students are able to keep these for as long as they like. 

All class materials are provided in advance and posted to students. International students welcome - worldwide shipping included

All Shipments outside the UK take 2 weeks, Please do not book onto this class if the class is less than 2 weeks away if you are based outside of the UK as we cannot guarantee the materials will make it to you in time. If you are based in the UK please allow three working days before the start of the class to receive your kit. 


'I've been so impressed with Hand and Lock and the tutors. The kits come packaged so nicely. The materials are exquisite. It's all just so wonderful. Also I've taken a lot of online courses during the pandemic 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.'

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

Download the Zoom software here

Students will also be asked to join a communal WhatsApp group with the students in your class. This allows the tutor to share close up images of stitches that are not visible through zoom. Students will also be invited to share their work for feedback. If you do not want to participate in the WhatsApp group please let us know.  

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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 FAQ's for more information