Gold and silver metal wire embroidery is used to create a unique collection of contemporary lapel pins. Our pins decorate apparel including tailoring, knitwear and outerwear.
The Goldwork process begins as tracing paper artworks are pricked with a needle and pounced with chalk dust to form a ghost of the pattern upon a base fabric. This fabric is then tacked onto a Holland linen base, stretched on a trellis frame and embroidered with gold and silver metal wire, using one technique at a time. Magnets are secured and sealed with military Melton cloth and edged with black dye.
The collection sees us working with Hand & Lock, the well-established and highly regarded British embroidery atelier that has been operating in the heart of London since 1767. In possession of a Royal Warrant, past commissions by Hand & Lock include gowns for the Queen, the Queen Mother and high-level Military officers.