5 Day Artistic Embellishment : Lucy Martin x Hand & Lock

Hand & Lock


Location: Hand & Lock School for Embroidery (86 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8TE)

Time: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm (1 hour lunch break- lunch not provided)

Combining traditional and cutting edge couture hand embroidery techniques, our stunning Artistic Embellishment course is designed to give you a truly unique experience of a number of stitching processes. The techniques taught in this class are used regularly in London, Paris and New York couture houses and are often seen on the catwalk. From contemporary Goldwork to Silk Shading, this course provides expert tuition in 2D and 3D stitching. 

Designed taught by Multi-Award Winning Hand Embroiderer Lucy Martin, this course takes inspiration from Emerald minerals exploring how you can emulate the textures and aesthetics of the natural world through stitch to create your own truly stunning art piece. 

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 www.lucymartinembroidery.com

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 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 school@handembroidery.com

* Please note, class bookings are non refundable