Hand & Lock – Britain’s oldest embroidery atelier since 1767, are holding the biggest embroidery exhibition to date at the Bargehouse Oxo Tower from 3 – 7 November, 2021. The Embroidered Arts exhibition showcases the most exciting cutting edge, contemporary and historic embroidered arts from around the world featuring three floors of embroidery by the best emerging designers alongside works by artisan makers and contemporary artists such as from Yinka Ilori, Karen Nicol, Alice Kettle, Nelly Agassi and Richard McVetis.
The exhibition is accompanied by a curated schedule of talks, events and workshops based around the preservation of contemporary embroidered arts and craftsmanship. Over the course of the exhibition attendees will have the opportunity to book onto taster sessions, day-long workshops and hear how embroidery practitioners are adapting to an increasingly technological and mechanised world. Exhibits include embroidered apparel and textile art from the 2020 and 2021 Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery finalists and winners.