Hand guided machine embroidery

An efficient and cost effective method for embroidering larger areas with decorative stitches.

Unlike digital machine embroidery, hand guided machines require an operator to steer the embroidery and control the speed and direction of the machine. Hand guided  embroidery is a perfect fusion of the speed and precision of the machine with the artistry of the skilled embroiderer. Hand & Lock use a host of hand guided machines including the Irish, the Cornely and the Trapunto which create specialist chain stitch, satin stitch, long and short stitches, cording, applique and trapunto.

The Irish hand guided machine is popular for its ability to blend colours and create life-like shading.

Typically sought after for projects where a large area might need to be covered with repeat pattern or bold embroidery design These include interior furnishings, bridal veils, flags and ceremonial banners.

Overall, hand guided machine embroidery is a popular option with interior designers, set designers for theatre and film and stylists wanting to create bold bespoke fashions for their clients. Each of our different machines offer a variety of textures, patterns and relief that can be a convincing approximation for hand embroidery.

Prices are subject to design and production. For bespoke hand guided machine embroidery the price will be based complexity, size and design times.

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.

Examples of our Hand Guided Machine Embroidery

Different hand guided machines are called produce different textures and effects. The Irish machine produces a zig-zag stitch much like a satin stitch, the Cornely machine produces chain stitch embroidery while the Trapunto machine uses air pressure and cotton wadding to create a raised quilted effect. Your designer will discuss the best option to produce your desired effect.

Three dimensional hand guided botanical pocket with satin applique
Hand guided fine detail 'Japanese style' storks and clouds sampler
Hand guided machine embroidered fruit with 'silk shading' style colour blending
Hand guided design for Spinocchia Freund interior design

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