Goldwork Embroidery

The ancient embroidery technique that uses metalic threads to add lustre and luxury

Particularly prized for the way light plays and reflects on it, goldwork is the ancient art of embroidery using metal bullions. Goldwork was especially popular throughout medieval Europe on religious vestments to inspire devotion and awe, as part of an embellishment style called Opus Anglicanum.

Hand & Lock are the pre-eminent goldwork specialists having used the technique since 1767. The company use many of the same techniques today that they did in the 18th century; using the fine bullion wires to bring life to emblems, logos, cyphers and more. In recent years H&L’s expertise has been called upon by the British Royal Family, the British military and the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.

An expert H&L designer can interpret your deign as embroidery and include an array of goldwork techniques on their own or mixed with other techniques. They will listen to your concept and present suitable designs and samples. Your designer can interpret your existing design or produce one especially based on your needs.

Our designer will then create drafts for your approval, making changes and alterations where required. When you are satisfied with the design, your embroidery can be produced in our London studio or in our atelier in India to manage costs. With heritage, experience and an unparalleled understanding of the possibilities of couture embellishment, H&L are on hand to help you realise your greatest design ambitions.

Prices are subject to design and production. For bespoke work, including blazer badges and embroidered crests the price is based on complexity, size, relief and placement. Speak to our team or visit our online store.

To find out more about this service or any of the services offered by Hand & Lock please contact us on the form below or call our London studio on 0207 580 7488.

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