Military and Ceremonial

No one does pomp and ceremony as well as the British.

Military and Ceremonial embroidery from the masters

From the Royal wedding and the Diamond Jubilee to a City marshal’s belt and the Lord Mayor of Westminster’s robe, Hand & Lock are part of the team making ceremonial embroidery for some of Britain’s grandest traditions.

Since 1767 Hand & Lock have been commissioned time and time again to produce the exquisite beauty and detail required to complete the grandest of occasions. Our Long history of traditional techniques means no one is better equipped to produce the embroidery to the age old exquisite standard required for the most important events.

Restoration and repair of antique embroideries

As well as design and construction we also offer restoration work for ecclesiastical and ceremonial organisations as well as individuals and collectors.

Restoration, preservation and repair of delicate ceremonial and military embroidery requires great sensitivity and skill. The embroidery team at Hand & Lock have the correct tools, appropriate materials and the specialist know-how to sensitively restore ecclesiastical banners, altar fronts, military uniforms. A recognised authority in this unique field, H&L can can be trusted not to impact the value or aesthetic of the overall piece.


Most standard stock items are available at, Prices will vary. For bespoke work prices will be subject to design and production, factors that affect price will include the complexity, scale, construction and duration of the work undertaken.

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.

City marshal's belt
Gold Epaulette
Drum Major's sash with Goldwork details
Military and ceremonial embroidery

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