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Hand & Lock run a fantastic selection of classes throughout the year. Use the Month search to check which classes are on when you are free.

Beading Classes

Hand & Lock's most popular class, Tambour beading explores the delicate art of using a tambour hook and holder to apply beads and sequins. The technique is favoured for it's speed, accuracy and finesse. 

If Tambour beading isn't for you, we offer Contemporary beading classes as well.

Introduction to Embroidery

The Introduction to embroidery class is an ideal way to discover the basic principles of embroidery. Students will learn a selection of decorative stitches as well as techniques for attaching beads and sequins to materials.

Goldwork Classes

Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads. It is particularly prized for the way light plays on it. The term 'goldwork' is used even when the threads are imitation gold, silver, or copper, or coloured allowing for an array of textures and colours to express your vision in.

Silkshading Classes

Silkshading is also called 'painting with a needle and thread'  for good reason. This expressive technique allows embroiderers to create textile designs as colourful and dynamic as any painting or photograph.

Monogram Classes

A delicate monogram hand sewn in fine silks has long been seen as the height of sartorial sophistication. Hand & Lock run classes throughout they teaching the essential basics. Classes run thoughout the year in the UK and overseas. Check here for upcoming classes.

Contemporary Beading

Contemporary Beading combines classic embroidery techniques with current design aesthetics. Popular with emerging designers, this embroidery style evokes experimentation and creativity whilst feeling thoroughly modern.

Hand & Lock on Tour

Manchester, North West England

Hand & Lock are finally heading to Artspace at Cass Art Manchester to teach their most popular class, the haute couture embroidery technique of Tambour Beading.

San Francisco, CA., Classes

Setting up home for one week at the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, Hand & Lock will be teaching Tambour beading and monogramming. 

Williamsburg, Virginia Classes

Hand & Lock have joined forces with the Williamsburg School of Needlework based in Williamsburg, Virgina, USA to teach a special series of embroidery classes. Join us this April to learn the Couture skill of Tambour beading or the ancient fine art of Goldwork.