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Online Blackwork Sampler Class

Hand & Lock


Location: Via Zoom 

Time: 3 Weeks (3 Hours per week) 

Blackwork is a counted thread hand embroidery technique worked over threads of linen fabric. The designs for Blackwork embroidery are geometric and use repeat patterns to create the delicate surface design. For three, three hour sessions join Hand & Lock's expert practitioners to learn this delicate embroidery technique to create your own beautiful Blackwork Sampler. 

These bespoke classes are taught be expert hand embroiderers who have worked in the couture industry for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Schiaparelli, Lanvin and Burberry to name a few. The classes will cover the basics, insider tips and practical application making sure you are fully equipped to go on and apply what they have learned to your own pieces and develop your own unique style.

Classes are provided through Zoom and students are sent a special link to watch join the live class. The recordings are then sent out at the end of each session, once downloaded students are able to keep these for as long as they like. 

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

All class materials are provided in advance and posted to students. International students welcome - worldwide shipping included

All Shipments outside the UK take 2 weeks, Please do not book onto this class if the class is less than 2 weeks away if you are based outside of the UK as we cannot guarantee the materials will make it to you in time. If you are based in the UK please allow three working days before the start of the class to receive your kit. 

Download the Zoom software here

Students will also be asked to join a communal WhatsApp group with the students in your class. This allows the tutor to share close up images of stitches that are not visible through zoom. Students will also be invited to share their work for feedback. If you do not want to participate in the WhatsApp group please let us know.  

Download the WhatsApp software here: https://www.whatsapp.com/download


'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.'

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 contact school@handembroidery.com