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Day two of the Festival of Embroidery: Silkshading

Day two of the Festival of Embroidery has been dedicated to the fine art of Silkshading. Often described as ‘painting with thread’ the technique...

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The Festival of Embroidery opens with a wonderful talk by Diana Springall

The Festival of Embroidery commenced on Monday with a Talk from Diana Springall sharing her personal experiences with a host of famous textile artists,...

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Festival of Embroidery commences with An Introduction to Embroidery taught by Renee Lindell

Today the Festival of Embroidery began as the students arrived ready and eager to learn the art of Embroidery. Expert embroiderer Rene Lindell opened...

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BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Embroidery | London College of Fashion

Get a head start and gain a qualification from the UK’s foremost design and fashion school with a degree in Fashion Textiles: Embroidery. Building...

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Cecil Beaton: Hollywood glamour and fashion Royalty in the Hand & Lock archive

The Hand & Lock archive is continually sharing its secrets with us  and revealing intriguing parts of the company’s history, from forgotten designer collaborations...

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“People are always looking for ‘fun’ in creative, no?”: Q&A with Wan Hung Cheung

We have had the great pleasure of working with a London based Menswear designer Wan Hung Cheung in creating his SS15 début collection. His...

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Broadening our horizons; July inspirations.

Marketing Assistant Sara Babicz has scoured the internet and wandered the metropolis of London in search of great and inspirational people, groups and exhibitions....

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Hand & Lock’s ceremonial wear explained by Head Designer Scott Gordon Heron

Hand & Lock’s Head designer Scott Gordon Heron offers a special insight into three of our most beloved garments. Presently taking centre stage in...

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Goldwork Cyphers offer insight into a rich Royal History

The Hand & Lock archive contains mostly design drafts but occasionally a physical piece of embroidery is uncovered. Originally made as a sample or...

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The Winning Collaboration: Steven Sheldon joins Hand & Lock to help design the SS15 collection

At the start of 2014 Hand & Lock, the embroidery atelier to the Royal Family and top European design houses announced plans to create a...

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