The Hand & Lock Quintessential London Embroidery Experience - Deposit

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The Hand and Lock Quintessential London Embroidery Experience offers a unique journey into the art of embroidery, blending tradition with modernity. Participants explore iconic London landmarks while delving into the rich history of embroidery at the renowned Hand and Lock atelier. From mastering traditional techniques to creating beautiful embroidery, it's a hands-on and culturally enriching experience. Don't miss this opportunity to weave your own creative thread into the fabric of London's intricate tapestry.

Total Price: £7950 per person with Accommodation

£4950 per person without Accommodation

Date: 6th - 12th October 2024 

Duration: Six days

Group size: 12 people

Accommodation and meals: 4* Hotel in Fitzrovia including breakfast plus both a welcome and farewell dinner.

Note: For those interested in joining and would like more information before booking then please get in touch with sarah.mcdougall@handembroidery.com

To secure booking a £795 deposit will be required. Payment plans will be available to pay the outstanding balance. 

Immerse yourself in The Hand and Lock Quintessential Embroidery Experience, where you'll reside in the classic, contemporary Rathbone Hotel in the heart of Fitzrovia. Delve into the art of Goldwork through embroidery workshops led by our wonderfully skilled tutors Lucy Martin and Freya Stanford. Explore London's heritage and experience The Changing The Guard and the city's cultural centre with visits to the V&A, Savile Row and an evening experiencing a wonderful theatrical  performance. Indulge in a quintessential afternoon tea and a farewell meal at the renowned Berner’s Tavern, making your London embroidery journey truly unforgettable.

Suitable for passionate travellers, novice or expert embroiderers alike, this once-in-a-lifetime six-day trip will stir your passions, inspire your creativity and give you insights into the beating heart of Hand and Lock and our wonderful city of London.

Sunday 6th October

Day 1: Arrival & Welcome Dinner

Guests arrive in London  Arrive at Rathbone Hotel 30 Rathbone Street London W1T 1LB  Welcome Dinner 6.30pm at Charlotte Street Hotel. Guests are given an overview of the embroidery project they will be working on. 

Monday 7th October

Day 2: H&L Tour and Introduction to Goldwork Workshop

Visit our Atelier and learn about the rich history of Hand & Lock followed by the first hand embroidery workshop exploring methods of design transfer and traditional Goldwork embroidery. 

Tuesday 8th October

Day 3: Visit to Savile Row and Afternoon Workshop

Explore the renowned Savile Row and indulge in the retail pleasures of London, concluding your day with an afternoon workshop crafting your own beautiful piece of Goldwork embroidery. 

Wednesday 9th October

Day 4: Workshop, Afternoon Tea and Evening Experience to a Theatrical Performance

Gather inspiration from your recent excursions and delve deeper into the art of Goldwork in a morning workshop. Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea at one of the city's premier establishments, savouring a stunning dining experience. Conclude your day with a captivating evening at a theatrical performance that promises to be a truly wonderful experience.

Thursday 10th October

Day 5:  Experience The Changing The Guard,isit the Victoria & Albert Museum followed by Workshop at H&L

Experience the magnificent spectacle of the Changing The Guard ceremony yourself and then immerse in the rich cultural history at the V&A museum, where you can marvel at exquisite textiles and embroideries in its world-famous collection. In the afternoon, return to the H&L atelier to further your skills in Goldwork embroidery, working on your design with the help of our expert hand embroidery tutors. 

Friday 11th October

Day 6: Experience The Changing The Guard, H&L Workshop and Farewell Dinner at Berners Tavern

Embark on the distinctive London tradition of witnessing the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade in the morning. Return afterward to put the finishing touches on your beautiful designs, concluding this exceptional day with a delightful meal at Berners Tavern.

Saturday 12th October

Day 7: Check out of hotel

*Please note that this itinerary and accommodation are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Hand & Lock's control. Please also check out our Terms and Conditions. 

Lucy Martin:

Lucy grew up in the idyllic countryside of the Peak District. She has been stitching as long as she can remember from helping her mum make wedding dresses when she was 3 years old to now working on pieces for clients and companies such as Alexander McQueen, Ralph & Russo and Catherine Walker to name a few.

In her capacity as the Head of Education Lucy’s job is to create a dynamic educational programme for the uninitiated, novices and experts alike. Research, design, implementation and teaching all form part of her daily work. Well organised, flexible and highly trained in the techniques of embroidery, Lucy enjoys making sure the designs students work on challenge their abilities and reflect high fashion techniques. Whilst growing the embroidery school she is curating a wide range of diverse and exciting classes with guest tutors from around the world. For Lucy, the opportunity to share her passion for embroidery with others is part of her mission to help preserve and maintain the craft for future generations.

Freya Stanford:

With the belief that embroidery is transforming, Freya Stanford is excited to express her creativity and step into the embroidery tutoring world. After recently graduating from the Royal School of Needlework with a First Class (Hons) degree, she is eager to share everything she has learnt. Freya, has now worked for companies such as Alexander McQueen, Erdem and on a range of costumes for Hollywood movies. Whilst at university, she was awarded first prize for the Bradford Textiles Society competition for her hand embroidery and design skills as well as getting the chance to embroider for the anointing screen for the King’s coronation. Freya has an eye for detail and loves experimenting with embroidery, combining different techniques to create something new. 

The Hand and Lock Quintessential London Embroidery Experience offers a unique journey into the art of embroidery, blending tradition with modernity. Participants explore iconic London landmarks while delving into the rich history of embroidery at the renowned Hand and Lock atelier. From mastering traditional techniques to creating beautiful embroidery, it's a hands-on and culturally enriching experience. Don't miss this opportunity to weave your own creative thread into the fabric of London's intricate tapestry.

Total Price: £7950 per person with Accommodation

£4950 per person without Accommodation

Date: 6th - 12th October 2024 

Duration: Six days

Group size: 12 people

Accommodation and meals: 4* Hotel in Fitzrovia including breakfast plus both a welcome and farewell dinner.

Note: For those interested in joining and would like more information before booking then please get in touch with sarah.mcdougall@handembroidery.com

To secure booking a £795 deposit will be required. Payment plans will be available to pay the outstanding balance. 

Immerse yourself in The Hand and Lock Quintessential Embroidery Experience, where you'll reside in the classic, contemporary Rathbone Hotel in the heart of Fitzrovia. Delve into the art of Goldwork through embroidery workshops led by our wonderfully skilled tutors Lucy Martin and Freya Stanford. Explore London's heritage and experience The Changing The Guard and the city's cultural centre with visits to the V&A, Savile Row and an evening experiencing a wonderful theatrical  performance. Indulge in a quintessential afternoon tea and a farewell meal at the renowned Berner’s Tavern, making your London embroidery journey truly unforgettable.

Suitable for passionate travellers, novice or expert embroiderers alike, this once-in-a-lifetime six-day trip will stir your passions, inspire your creativity and give you insights into the beating heart of Hand and Lock and our wonderful city of London.

Sunday 6th October

Day 1: Arrival & Welcome Dinner

Guests arrive in London  Arrive at Rathbone Hotel 30 Rathbone Street London W1T 1LB  Welcome Dinner 6.30pm at Charlotte Street Hotel. Guests are given an overview of the embroidery project they will be working on. 

Monday 7th October

Day 2: H&L Tour and Introduction to Goldwork Workshop

Visit our Atelier and learn about the rich history of Hand & Lock followed by the first hand embroidery workshop exploring methods of design transfer and traditional Goldwork embroidery. 

Tuesday 8th October

Day 3: Visit to Savile Row and Afternoon Workshop

Explore the renowned Savile Row and indulge in the retail pleasures of London, concluding your day with an afternoon workshop crafting your own beautiful piece of Goldwork embroidery. 

Wednesday 9th October

Day 4: Workshop, Afternoon Tea and Evening Experience to a Theatrical Performance

Gather inspiration from your recent excursions and delve deeper into the art of Goldwork in a morning workshop. Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea at one of the city's premier establishments, savouring a stunning dining experience. Conclude your day with a captivating evening at a theatrical performance that promises to be a truly wonderful experience.

Thursday 10th October

Day 5:  Experience The Changing The Guard,isit the Victoria & Albert Museum followed by Workshop at H&L

Experience the magnificent spectacle of the Changing The Guard ceremony yourself and then immerse in the rich cultural history at the V&A museum, where you can marvel at exquisite textiles and embroideries in its world-famous collection. In the afternoon, return to the H&L atelier to further your skills in Goldwork embroidery, working on your design with the help of our expert hand embroidery tutors. 

Friday 11th October

Day 6: Experience The Changing The Guard, H&L Workshop and Farewell Dinner at Berners Tavern

Embark on the distinctive London tradition of witnessing the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade in the morning. Return afterward to put the finishing touches on your beautiful designs, concluding this exceptional day with a delightful meal at Berners Tavern.

Saturday 12th October

Day 7: Check out of hotel

*Please note that this itinerary and accommodation are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Hand & Lock's control. Please also check out our Terms and Conditions. 

Lucy Martin:

Lucy grew up in the idyllic countryside of the Peak District. She has been stitching as long as she can remember from helping her mum make wedding dresses when she was 3 years old to now working on pieces for clients and companies such as Alexander McQueen, Ralph & Russo and Catherine Walker to name a few.

In her capacity as the Head of Education Lucy’s job is to create a dynamic educational programme for the uninitiated, novices and experts alike. Research, design, implementation and teaching all form part of her daily work. Well organised, flexible and highly trained in the techniques of embroidery, Lucy enjoys making sure the designs students work on challenge their abilities and reflect high fashion techniques. Whilst growing the embroidery school she is curating a wide range of diverse and exciting classes with guest tutors from around the world. For Lucy, the opportunity to share her passion for embroidery with others is part of her mission to help preserve and maintain the craft for future generations.

Freya Stanford:

With the belief that embroidery is transforming, Freya Stanford is excited to express her creativity and step into the embroidery tutoring world. After recently graduating from the Royal School of Needlework with a First Class (Hons) degree, she is eager to share everything she has learnt. Freya, has now worked for companies such as Alexander McQueen, Erdem and on a range of costumes for Hollywood movies. Whilst at university, she was awarded first prize for the Bradford Textiles Society competition for her hand embroidery and design skills as well as getting the chance to embroider for the anointing screen for the King’s coronation. Freya has an eye for detail and loves experimenting with embroidery, combining different techniques to create something new.