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Easy Embellishment tuturial #1: Upcycle with flowers

This month we are introducing the first of a series of mini creative projects to inspire your work at home. We start with a...

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Brand new Autumn classes with the Bishopsgate Institute announced

  For the first time Hand & Lock have partnered with the Bishopsgate Institute to offer a six week Haute Couture embroidery class. This...

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Devi Vallabhaneni’s July 2015 Quiz

This month our expert quizmaster Devi is testing your knowledge with a Quiz focussing on some key embroidery materials – do you know you...

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Pictures from the 2015 Festival of Embroidery

130 guests, three speakers, 25 bottles of prosecco, 30 metres of passing, 13 seat frames, 35 rental chairs, four days, three nights and one Festival of Embroidery....

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Inspired to Embroiderer: A short history of Williamsburg

In September 2015 Hand & Lock have join forces with the Williamsburg School of Needlework to teach a special series of embroidery classes. The perfectly...

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Update on the regimental ledger being restored for Hand & Lock’s 250 anniversary

We are so pleased to report that work is going well on the regimental ledger. Our restoration expert, Peter Spain of West Grove Bindery...

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Military inspired pins: Alice Made This work with Hand & Lock to produce a brand new collection of men’s accessories.

This wonderful new collection of pins and cuff-links are inspired by traditional embroidery techniques used by the Military for hundreds of years. Men’s accesories...

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The 2015 Festival of Embroidery line-up announced

This July Hand & Lock are celebrating their 248th Birthday with a week long celebration of all things Embroidery. Started in 2014 the annual...

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Hand & Lock, RSN and Nicholas Oakwell: The making of a GREAT BRITISH DRESS.

“Take one couture designer, 90 metres of fabric, 2,320 hours of work, and one of the country’s finest supermodels and what do you have?...

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Cornelia Parker’s Magna Carter (An Embroidery): Worked on by Hand & Lock, RSN and many, many more

Cornelia Parker’s Magna Carter (An Embroidery) unveiled on the 14th May 2015 at the British Library. The work was completed by more than 200 people...

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