London Craft Week: Studio Tours

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Time : 10 - 11:30 am

Location: Hand & Lock, 86 Margaret St, London W1W 8TE

Discover the world of bespoke hand embroidery in Britain's oldest embroidery house with Hand & Lock’s Studio Tour.

Hand & Lock's expert guided tours give you exclusive access to parts of the studio that are not open to the public. During the tour you will be guided around the newly refurbished studio, learning about the history of Hand & Lock and the ancient techniques we still use today. You will see key pieces held in our on-site archive as well as seeing live embroidery in our working studio. 

Producing works for clients including the British Royal Family and British Military, you will be taught about the history of the company dating back to 1767. You will be able to handle pieces from our collection from the Coronation of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as our experts explain our integral role in ceremonial British life. 

Our embroidery experts will guide you through the separate departments of the company exploring everything from Hand Embroidery, Digital Embroidery and Irish Machine Embroidery to name a few. You will be able to view the process of of creating bespoke embroidery and metalwork pieces as well as having an hands-on experience exploring our sample archive. 

Alongside our rich military and royal heritage, your tour guide will also explain the work we produce for other clients from brands such as Burberry, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton to name a few.

For more information please email: school@handembroidery.com

'Wonderful display of embroidered items and a great talk. It was a very enjoyable visit and the talk was interactive making it that much more fun with lots of examples and also stories of the company's varied clientele. We visited another floor of the building to see the embroidery machines in use - but for me the insight into a truly skilled art was really special. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit.' - London Appreciation Society

'Can I just say a big thank to you for organising our visit yesterday. I have had nothing but positive feedback, everyone loved it and are in awe of your talented team. Would you please pass on our thanks to Freya, for her talk and presentation which was excellent. I have a waiting list and would possibly organise another visit later in the year.' - NHS Retirement Fellowship Kingston

Time : 10 - 11:30 am

Location: Hand & Lock, 86 Margaret St, London W1W 8TE

Discover the world of bespoke hand embroidery in Britain's oldest embroidery house with Hand & Lock’s Studio Tour.

Hand & Lock's expert guided tours give you exclusive access to parts of the studio that are not open to the public. During the tour you will be guided around the newly refurbished studio, learning about the history of Hand & Lock and the ancient techniques we still use today. You will see key pieces held in our on-site archive as well as seeing live embroidery in our working studio. 

Producing works for clients including the British Royal Family and British Military, you will be taught about the history of the company dating back to 1767. You will be able to handle pieces from our collection from the Coronation of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as our experts explain our integral role in ceremonial British life. 

Our embroidery experts will guide you through the separate departments of the company exploring everything from Hand Embroidery, Digital Embroidery and Irish Machine Embroidery to name a few. You will be able to view the process of of creating bespoke embroidery and metalwork pieces as well as having an hands-on experience exploring our sample archive. 

Alongside our rich military and royal heritage, your tour guide will also explain the work we produce for other clients from brands such as Burberry, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton to name a few.

For more information please email: school@handembroidery.com

'Wonderful display of embroidered items and a great talk. It was a very enjoyable visit and the talk was interactive making it that much more fun with lots of examples and also stories of the company's varied clientele. We visited another floor of the building to see the embroidery machines in use - but for me the insight into a truly skilled art was really special. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit.' - London Appreciation Society

'Can I just say a big thank to you for organising our visit yesterday. I have had nothing but positive feedback, everyone loved it and are in awe of your talented team. Would you please pass on our thanks to Freya, for her talk and presentation which was excellent. I have a waiting list and would possibly organise another visit later in the year.' - NHS Retirement Fellowship Kingston