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Blackwork Two Day Sampler Class

Hand & Lock


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

10:00 - 4:30 with 1 hour lunch break (lunch not provided)

Blackwork is a counted thread hand embroidery technique worked over threads of linen fabric. The designs for Blackwork embroidery are geometric and use repeat patterns to create the delicate surface design. For one weekend, join Hand & Lock's expert practitioners to learn this delicate embroidery technique to create your own beautiful Blackwork Sampler. 

These 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 you are fully equipped to go on and apply what they have learned to your own pieces and develop your own unique style.


'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. 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 the 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.'

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