Hand & Lock

Premium British embroidery house Hand & Lock, with over 200 years of experience, has created embellishment, embroidery and monogramming for the Royal Family, the military and iconic fashion houses including Dior, Hermes and Louis Vuitton.

The Hand & Lock central London atelier offers a range of services from hand monograms and bridal customisation, to goldwork blazer badges and bespoke machine embroidery. The brand has built its excellence on creating bespoke embroidery that can be incorporated onto fashion, home interiors and accessories. Hand & Lock pride themselves on the fact that the design methods and embroidery techniques continue to live on, since first being established in 1767.

Hand & Lock are no longer just craftsmen and women but also teachers and promoters of the fine art of embroidery. With a long heritage to protect and preserve a timeless craft, the team now operate classes around the world teaching the traditional skills of embroidery and banging the drum for quality British craftsmanship.

Hand & Lock are committed to sharing their timeless embroidery know how and inspiring the next generation of embroiderers. Since 2001, Hand & Lock have promoted a programme of embroidery education and advancement by creating their annual international embroidery competition ‘The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery’ and establishing the ‘Hand & Lock School for Embroidery’ which now operates workshops and classes around the world.