1-1 Digital Embroidery Masterclass

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Location: 86 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TE

Duration: 5.5 hours 

Discover Hand & Lock's newest & most contemporary class - The ultimate Digital Embroidery Masterclass. This is a bespoke, 5 hour session taught on a 1-1 basis and can be organised to accommodate a date & time that suits you! Digital machine embroidery is fast becoming the go-to technique for cost effective yet creative embroidery designs that can be made in a fraction of the time of hand embroidery. Popular among contemporary fashion designers & influencers - digital embroidery is hugely versatile and can be utilised to customise, upcycle & add beautiful detail to almost any item.

The session will primarily cover the art of embroidery 'digitising', using our specialist software 'Wilcom'. Digitising is the process of translating an artwork into digital stitch form. Our software allows us to design a 'stitch file' selecting different techniques, densities, spacings & stitch angles to name a few functions- rendering the artwork into a creative digital embroidery design. This class will cover both the basics of Wilcom, as well as specialist insider tips from the H&L digital embroidery team. Students will leave the session with an understanding of the practical applications of digital embroidery and how they can go on to apply what they have learned to their own practice. It is recommended for students to come along with an artwork in mind that they would like to work on during the session. The class will also include an induction covering the basics of programming and running a digital embroidery machine. You will learn how to take your digital artwork from the screen, onto fabric.

On request, we can build time into the session to sample a physical embroidery artwork on the machine. You'll have the opportunity to discuss with your tutor beforehand, to tailor the session completely to your personal requirements.

Disclaimer - If you wish to continue your digital embroidery practice at home after the session, this will require access to software & machinery so please bear this in mind before booking a class. All materials for the day will be provided. Upon successful completion of the class, students receive an official Hand & Lock certificate detailing the new skills mastered Please note, class bookings are non refundable

Tutor Profiles

Our tutors are embroiderers first and tutors second which means they are able to give you a unique insight into the incredibly versatile world of machine embroidery.

Please read more about our amazing tutors here


You can find us at 86 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TE

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Our Machine Embroidery studio is on the ground floor, but there are a few steps to get up to the shop front. If you are wanting a 1-1 Masterclass and are concerned about the accessibility of the studio please contact us.