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Coronation Crown Online Class

Hand & Lock


PLEASE NOTE: This online class does not include a kit (see below for more details)

Location: Via Zoom (a recording of this class will be sent out after the session for you to keep and refer back to)

Time: Friday 5th May 2023

Celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and discover the world of bespoke hand embroidery in Britain's oldest embroidery house with Hand & Lock’s Coronation Crown Goldwork Embroidery Class.

Saturday 6 May is the Coronation day of His Majesty King Charles III. The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside Her Majesty The Queen Consort. Throughout the coronation you will see beautiful examples of Goldwork embroidery. 

Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads. Historically associated with ceremonial and military uniform the technique is now also popular in customization, couture and interior design. Using threads that are imitation gold, silver, copper, or coloured allows embroiderers to create metallic surface designs that reflect light and create dazzling effects.

This Goldwork class is designed to introduce you to this beautiful hand embroidery technique and to connect with likeminded embroiderers from around the world. You will be guided by our expert hand embroidery tutors in this bespoke class. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and chat to the tutor as they stitch. 

This class design is a Crown. You will be sent the design in a PDF format when you have booked the class if you would like to stitch along with the demonstration. 

Our Kit list is below but please feel free to use your own stash of embroidery supplies to make this piece your own!



5g x Smooth Purl Gold

5g x Bright Check Gold

3 metres x Gold Pearl Purl

Yellow Machine Cotton Thread

Yellow String for Soft String Padding


Fabric: Woven fabric for example a cotton or woven velvet 


Embroidery Frame (Seat or Hoop Frame), Sharp Embroidery Scissors, Goldwork Embroidery Scissors, Couture Quality Mellor (a velvet board would also help you to stitch). 

Download the Zoom software here

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"I've taken a lot of online 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"

'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.'

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

* Please note, class bookings are non refundable, please see FAQ's for more information