Military Tailoring

The Military Tailoring collection of lapel pins works with Goldwork embroidery techniques that date back to Roman times. Inspired by military geometric icons, the collection draws upon this graphic dialogue to generate designs by experimenting with heralded materials and techniques.


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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.