Bespoke digital machine embroidery offers quality embroidery with added versatility, speed, flexibility & innovation. Using state of the art software’s & equipment, our designers can skillfully design & digitise your image, graphic or artwork and program our machines to render the design in embroidery. Machine embroidery can be incorporated into anything from bespoke fashion projects to large scale interior designs to create both texture and dynamism. It is ideal for TV, film or advertising projects with quick turnaround times. It is also perfect for details such as logos, initials and motifs on ready made garments. Scarfs, jackets, dressing gowns, towels, blankets and more can all be customised with your own designs.
Digital machine embroidery can be complemented with hand embroidery & beading or used alongside fabric applique, padding or fringing to create diverse & richly textured designs.
Our designer’s use special ‘Wilcom’ embroidery software to produce bold graphic designs or delicate artistic strokes in a vast array of metallic, glitter, shiny or matt thread qualities. Our digital machine embroidery designers regularly work with brands such as Levi, Jordan Luca, House of Hackney, Yeezy, Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham and Anya Hindmarch to name a few. Our machine embroidery expertise can be employed on singular, bespoke jobs in our central London Studio (just five minutes walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station!), as well as large scale production orders.
Clients are welcome to visit the studio without an appointment to discuss design concepts & developments.
Each digital design job involves a one off digital design fee. Then the work is charged according to the time it takes to ‘stitch out’. If you are looking for digital machine monogramming, click here to find our monogramming services.
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.
This versatile embroidery technique allows a vast array of different textures and finishes. We can provide an approximation for many hand embroidery styles and can even use metallic threads to give an expensive luxury finish.
Hand & Lock have partnered with Coloreel to test and develop the latest machine embroidery technology. Described as the biggest innovation in embroidery for 30 years, it has the potential to help reduce the 215 trillion litres of water wasted by the fashion industry every year.
The Swedish company’s Instant Thread Coloring Unit allows machine embroidery to be more vibrant, creative and sustainable. Standing over two metres tall, the unit contains a single spool of white thread and an array of inkjet cartridges, micro dryers, washers and lubricants.
Installed above a digital embroidery machine, it replaces the need for multiple coloured spools. Using unique technology, the machine can colour a single cone of recycled white polyester as the embroidery is being made.
The digital machine embroidery designers at Hand & Lock use the Coloreel for the most colour intensive commissions. It allows embroidery designers to achieve precision gradients and natural ombre effects. Where a complex embroidery might be limited to 15 separate spools of colour, the Coloreel unit can apply 1000s of different colours using only one spool.
Coloreel allows for greater creativity and more beautiful embroidery.
For the designer and the customer, the main benefits are unlimited colours, less complex colour management and less human error. For the planet, the benefits are less thread waste, less water waste and less chemical pollution. Using a built-in dying process, the Coloreel unit reduces the water use associated with chemically dyed threads.
For brands and customers that aspire to high levels of responsibility and sustainability, Coloreel at Hand & Lock offers a much-needed step towards reducing our collective environmental impact.