Hand & Lock Studio Tour

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Tour Length: 1 - 1.5 hours

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.

We also offer private tours for groups. The tour can be tailored and created bespoke to your requirements. For more information please email: school@handembroidery.com