Goldwork – The Golden Age

Welcome to Goldworx! Today we are finishing our brief history of Goldwork, if you missed Part One catch it here. We left off with Henry VIII and his split from the church resulting in a huge number of embroidered vestments being destroyed. Goldwork continued its popularity throughout Queen Elizabeth I’s reign.…

Hand & Lock – Military Embroidery

On the 200th anniversary of Waterloo it seemed fitting to look at the traditional military embroideries of the time from this portrait of the Duke of Wellington by Thomas Phillips. But first, it’s worth noting that Hand & Lock can trace their history back to this historic period. The London…