About Us

Established in 1767 and suppliers of the finest embroidery ever since

Hand & Lock are London’s premier embroidery house providing embellishment services to the Royal Family, top European design houses, the Royal Armed Forces, Savile Row and members of the public. In our central London atelier we offer a range of services from hand monograms and bridal customisation to goldwork blazer badges and machine embroidered logos. Every commission we undertake receives the highest care and attention from our team of dedicated embroidery designers and expert embroiderers. Whether you are a top Italian designer or a new parent looking to monogram your daughter’s christening outfit the process the process is exactly the same.

You meet with a designer and discuss what you want and receive advice on what will be the best embroidery for you at the best price. If required our designer will create an artwork for you to approve before our embroiderers begin work. We offer an in house service where the embroidery work is completed in our London studio or an out of house service where our London based designers work closely with embroiderers working in Varanasi, India. Having the work produced overseas can help be more cost effective on larger scale projects although we require a longer lead time to produce the work and ship it to and from India.


Hand & Lock are committed to sharing our embroidery know how and inspiring the next generation of embroiderers. Since 2001 we have promoted a programme of embroidery education and advancement by creating the annual international embroidery competition ‘The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery’ and also establishing the ‘Hand & Lock School for Embroidery’ which now operates workshops and classes around the world. Whether you are interested in our embellishment services or learning the art of embroidery Hand & Lock here to help.

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