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Embroiderers to the British Royal Family, Savile Row and top European designers, Hand & Lock opens its doors for one week to offer an insight into Britain’s oldest embroidery house.

Over the course of five days, Hand & Lock gives the general public a rare chance to see its...

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Craft Central hosts Damage and Repair, a talk by Celia Pym, Woman’s Hour Craft prize finalist, followed by a community stitching event with Stitch School which runs throughout the week. Additional workshops, demonstrations and talks on wellbeing in craftsmanship also feature.

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Join textiles designer Rebeckah Kemi Apara for a live demonstration of hand embroidery. Explore the textured world of surface design in clothing and lifestyle store Modern Society.

If you’re creatively curious about embroidery, come and see how textiles designer Rebeckah Kemi Apara...

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Bamford hosts a two-part event exploring hand weaving and embroidery. Enjoy an exhibition showcasing how each Injiri item is made by hand using traditional Indian techniques, and a hand embroidery class inspired by the Injiri collection.

Bamford has collaborated with Injiri to celebrate...

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Fashion designer Alice Archer opens her central London studio to showcase her intricate embroidery techniques.

British designer Alice Archer graduated from RCA in 2013 after studying fine art at Goldsmiths and Central Saint Martins. She moved to Antwerp to work as an embroidery designer...

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Jewellers Jed Green and Sarah Pulvertaft and embroiderer Beatrice Mayfield combine their skills and aesthetics to create new work exploring materials. On Saturday 11 May, hear them in conversation with curator Annabelle Campbell discussing their processes and experiences.

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<em>Edit Event</em> Exploring Digital Embroidery with Today at Apple
10 May
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As part of a series of creative sessions celebrating the intersection of craft and technology, join London embroidery house Hand & Lock and designer Yinka Ilori to create a digital embroidery tile for a one-of-a-kind tapestry.

Work with Hand & Lock and Yinka Ilori to digitally...

<em>Edit Event</em> Exploring Digital Embroidery with Today at Apple
8 May
1721

As part of a series of creative sessions celebrating the intersection of craft and technology, join London embroidery house Hand & Lock and designer Yinka Ilori to create a digital embroidery tile for a one-of-a-kind tapestry.

Work with Hand & Lock and Yinka Ilori to digitally...

Jessica Pile

Jessica Pile is Production Director of Hand & Lock, London’s premier embroidery house providing embellishment services to the Royal Family, top European design houses and the British Armed Forces.

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Lalita Vakil

Lalita Vakil is a Master Crafts Person specialising in Chamba Rumal Embroidery. Lalita uses her expertise to train the younger generation to learn the craft and therefore increase their employment opportunities.

Whereas traditionally Chamba Rumal Embroidery was done on only muslin, Lalita...Read more

Rebeckah Kemi Apara

Rebeckah Kemi Apara is a textiles designer that specialises in hand embroidery and embellishments. She studied Fashion Textiles at The London College of Fashion and graduated in 2007. 

Her work is eclectic, vibrant and takes inspiration from all walks of life; from lipstick shades to...Read more

Richard McVetis

Finalist of the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize, Richard McVetis is one of the leading contemporary hand embroidery artists in the UK today. His process is labour-intensive and centres on the use of hand embroidery that reflects a preoccupation with the repetitive nature of process, exploring the subtle...Read more

<em>Edit Event</em> THE FUTURE OF CRAFT Workshops in Collaboration with Design-Nation and Future Icons
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For London Craft Week 2019, Oxo Tower Wharf presents The Future of Craft workshops in collaboration with Design-Nation and Future Icons. Visitors will have the chance to get involved with hands-on craft...

Axelle Faes Cortes

Axelle has worked and collaborated with many haute couture houses and clothing brands including Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Bamford. Her experience also encompasses the "metiers d'art" of Chanel, at Paloma and Lemarie and for the Disney Theatrical "Aladdin" in London.

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Zuzana Lalikova

Born in Slovakia and educated in the UK, Zuzana Lalikova uses traditional Slovakian embroidery techniques to produce large scale contemporary wall hangings. Geometrics and colour are a recurring theme throughout the collections creating contemporary wall art for interiors and public spaces....Read more

Zhang Ping

Zhang Ping is an artist living and working in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, the birthplace of Chinese national cultural heritage Suzhou Embroidery. She has been working in this discipline for 20 years with extensive experience. She is now Director of Gu Wenxia Master’s Suzhou Embroidery Studio....Read more