Hand & Lock of London is one of the premier embroidery houses in the world. The company has quite a rich heritage. Both Hand and Lock had been two separate businesses, with Hand having been established in 1767 and Lock dating back to 1898. The two firms joined forces in 2001, and fortunately their handiwork is still with us today. Much of their business comes from military regalia- shoulder cords, sashes, sword knots. They do however have a thriving business supplying to couture houses and interior designers. Their customer list includes John Stefanidis, Nina Campbell, and Colefax & Fowler. The embroidery is so beautiful and intricate- can't you see using their designs on pillows, curtains, and table skirts?