SOLD OUT Artistic Embellishment : Lucy Martin x Hand & Lock (Online)

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Location: Via Zoom

Duration: 6 Consecutive 2.5 hour weekly sessions  

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 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

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. 

Please note from 1st August 2023 our Online Classes will not include a seat frame if you would like to purchase a frame for your Online Course please visit: Seat Frames

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. 

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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'Wonderful class. Lucy is such a talent, both as an artist and a teacher, and it was a pleasure getting to know her and to learn from her. I can’t wait to take more classes.'

'Lucy is a brilliant teacher and so lovely! She was very clear and patient with us. I have learnt so many new techniques and look forward to booking another class one day.'

'I've been so impressed with Hand and Lock and Lucy as a teacher. The kits come packaged so nicely. The materials are exquisite. Sending out extra materials as needed. It's all just so wonderful. Also I've taken a lot of online courses during the pandemic and Lucy is the best teacher out of all of them. And she's the youngest! I love that she encourages 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.'

'Lucy'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