Sample of the Month: October

Hand & Lock's Communication Manger Robert McCaffrey was set loose amongst the bead room embroideries to choose this month's sample



Embroidery can express a host of diverse moods and I love this piece for it Gothic, Halloween-esque drama. The black embroidery on a black organza risks being lost, but the delicate gold chain stitch creates necessary contrast. I also appreciate the clever use of matt and glass seed beads, floss silks and metallic threads all in black’.


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