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Date: Friday 15th December 

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm 

Location: Hand & Lock School for Embroidery and Creative Arts, 86 Margaret Street, W1W 8TE

Discover the world of bespoke hand embroidery in Britain's oldest embroidery house with Hand & Lock’s Celestial Moon Goldwork Taster. Taught in our beautifully renovated School for Embroidery, each class takes you on a magical journey through the history of hand embroidery through to modern day contemporary application. Ideally situated in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia district, The Hand & Lock School for Embroidery is just a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus station. Each class is taught by our expert hand embroidery tutors who are each practicing artists within the industry & are on hand to guide you every step of the way.

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. 

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 view our FAQs page or contact

 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. 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.'

*Please note, class bookings are non-refundable