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The Cambrige Satchel Co. Hosts #madeinbritain with Hand & Lock Who Embroidered Princess Diana's Wedding Gown Among Others

In May The Cambrige Satchel hosted London Craft Week at our Covent Garden store.

From 9-13 May over 200 established and up-and-coming artists joined forces to celebrate British creativity across various London outlets.

For the Cambridge Satchel Company it was a coming together of supreme British craftmanship, teaming up with Hand & Lock, London’s premier embroidery house since 1767.

On the day we had Karen, Hand & Lock’s talented embroiderer demonstrate goldwork. The demonstration featured embroidering a goldwork daisy for our new bag,

The Daisy. So cute! Karen explained that it would take over 20 hours to embroider one daisy. That’s a huge amount of love, attention and skill dedicated to Hand & Lock’s goldwork. On display we had 2 one-of-a-kind Daisy bags with Hand & Lock goldwork daisies. Just how beautiful are they?!

Perhaps the most famous Royal wedding of the modern era, designed by husband and wife design team David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, was for the union of Lady Diana Spencer to Prince Charles. The young Diana had previously been styled for an engagement photo-shoot in a chiffon blouse designed by the Emmanuels. Apparently, taken by the style, Diana personally selected the unknown designers to make her wedding dress. The ivory silk taffeta design included a large crinoline, oversized puff sleeves, a meringue and a 25 foot train. The bodice was trimmed with antique handmade lace which had belonged to Queen Mary and the whole dress was embroidered with thousands of sequins and over 10,000 pearls. S. Lock & Co (Now Hand & Lock) were tasked with the labour intensive and complex embroidery on the 139 metres of tulle that made up the veil. Click link for blog from The Cambridge Satchel Co.
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