In 2011, embroidery is hip. High-class embroiderers Hand & Lock were chenilling the deal when today's pop culture icons were but twinkles in their great-great-great grandparents' eyes: since 1767, to be precise. Today's purl of a deal is your chance to tour premises that have seen dynasties come and go, and -- more recently -- where such high-profile clients as Kate Moss and a certain royal wedding couple have sent their business, all for just £33 (regularly £85). The price includes two three-hour embroidery classes (choose from goldwork, Jacobean crewel work, tambour beading, and ladies' accessories) that'll set you on the path to mastering a much more useful and distinctive skill than falling out of nightclubs. 'Twill be gone within 24 hours, though, so buy it before finishing time.
Enjoy By 30 May, 2012