Online Contemporary Couture Embroidery


Hand & Lock


*Suitable for stitchers with some experience of using a needle*

Series of six, three hour online classes designed to introduce budding embroiderers to a selection of techniques we use here at Hand & Lock and in the world of couture embroidery. The techniques taught in this class are used regularly in Paris couture houses and are often seen on the catwalk. You will use a range of materials which will be applied in various techniques to create different effects. 

Stitches and techniques taught. 

- Goldwork cutwork and padding 

- Floss and silk thread work 

- Fringing 

- 3d and contemporary beading 

- Bullion knots and French knots 

These special online classes show the embroidery stitches from multiple points of view so learning the techniques is as similar to a real class experience. The classes 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 garments and develop their own unique styles.

The six week takes place on consecutive Tuesdays Or Thursdays  

Classes are provided through Zoom and students are sent a special link to watch join the live class.

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

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

* Please note, class bookings are non refundable