Hand and Lock, Margaret Street, London

I had an appointment at Hand & Lock (the largest embroidery firm in the UK) while in London. I was their liaison person in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 for an embroidery conference at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney - also curated an exhibition for the firm at the Powerhouse. I have been approached again to be their liaison person for another embroidery conference to celebrate the firm's 250th anniversary in 2017. There is to be a conference in Sydney, then Chicago and finally London. After the meeting with Alastair McLeod (the chairman), Jessica and Robert, I took numerous photographs for my blog, with their permission of course.

Arriving at Hand & Lock

Hand & Lock have work by Jess de Wahls in their windows

 Jess de Wahl

Jess de Wahl

A metal thread embroidered epaulette

A vintage epaulette made at Hand & Lock

An embroidered sample at Hand & Lock

A metal thread embroidered sample at Hand & Lock

A metal thread embroidered sample at Hand & Lock

 

A metal thread embroidered sample at Hand & Lock

An metal thread embroidered sample at Hand & Lock

An embroidered garment from a Hand & Lock Collection

A detail of an embroidered garment in a Hand & Lock Collection

Elena Ciarrocchi's entry for the Hand & Lock Prize. She was a prizewinner.

A detail of Elena Ciarrocchi's entry for the Hand & Lock Prize