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Online 6 Week Sculptural Embroidery Class

Hand & Lock


Location: Via Zoom 

Time: 6 Weeks (2.5 Hours per week) 

A beautiful, in depth exploration into the world of Stumpwork embroidery, this hand embroidery class explores the magical technique of lifting stitched artworks into a 3D realm. Taught over 6 weeks via zoom, this class will teach you everything you need to know to craft your own bespoke hand embroidered posy. Exploring traditional Silk Shading embroidery techniques and combining these with Stumpwork and traditional Goldwork, this cutting edge course will give you access to couture techniques and processes used commonly in the fashion houses of Paris, New York & London. 

Designed by Multi-Award Winning hand embroiderer Lucy Martin for Hand & Lock, this class explores 3D flora inspired by her collection 'The Preciousness of Life'. Lucy's work has been exhibited at multiple exhibitions including the Broderers Exhibition, The Fashion & Textiles Museum (Crown to Catwalk Exhibition) and the Hand & Lock Embroidered Arts Exhibition. 

The class will cover the basics, insider tips and practical application making sure students are fully equipped to go on and apply what they have learned to their own sculptural hand embroidery projects.

About Lucy Martin

Exploring creative boundaries by drawing parallels between traditional technical stitch ability and cutting-edge design, Lucy Martin is a specialist hand embroidery practitioner based in the UK. Advocating ethical and sustainable design practice through material choice and mindful production, her work explores the parallels between art and nature, questioning whether the true beauty of nature can be replicated with a needle and thread.

To view Lucy's work please visit her Instagram @lucymartinembroidery & Website www.lucymartinembroidery.com

Please note from 1st August 2023 our Online Classes will not include a seat frame if you would like to purchase a frame for your Online Course please visit: Seat Frames


'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 during the pandemic 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  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.'

Upon successful completion of the class students receive an official Hand & Lock certificate detailing the new skills mastered |  For more information please contact school@handembroidery.com

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