Hand & Lock at the V&A

From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of its luxury embroideries, and were frequently referred to as ‘Opus Anglicanum’ (English work). Often featuring complex imagery, and ambitious in their scale and intricacy, they were sought after by kings, queens, popes and cardinals across…

The Funk Files: Embroidery Frontiers – Meet Anastasia Brown

  Every year, Hand & Lock organizes a competition for the prestigious Prize for Embroidery to promote the use of hand embroidery in fashion and to discover emerging embroidery talent. The 2015 brief was about the individual design identities of Countries. On Thursday, the 5th of November, London’s Bishopsgate Institute…

The Funk Files: Embroidery Frontiers – Meet Giverney Grace Volrath

  Every year, Hand & Lock organizes a competition for the prestigious Prize for Embroidery to promote the use of hand embroidery in fashion and to discover emerging embroidery talent. The 2015 brief was about the individual design identities of Countries. On Thursday, the 5th of November, London’s Bishopsgate Institute…

The Funk Files: Embroidery Frontiers – Meet Emily Rose Spreadborough

  Every year, Hand & Lock organizes a competition for the prestigious Prize for Embroidery to promote the use of hand embroidery in fashion and to discover emerging embroidery talent. The 2015 brief was about the individual design identities of Countries. On Thursday, the 5th of November, London’s Bishopsgate Institute…