London Fashion Week Festival

On Saturday 24 February we’ll be running an embellishment workshop at the London Fashion Week Festival. During the day drop by our station for a taster session in learning how to hand sew on cotton t-shirts or bags using embellishments. You’re more than welcome to bring in your own item to work on too. The…

Why I love Embroidery – Rebeckah

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about booking restaurants with your partner only to eat mediocre over priced food from an oddly arranged set menu in a room filled with other lovers. The month of love for me, is about realising what you love doing with your time and ensuring you do more of it. Below I…

Why I love Embroidery – Nicole Chui

It’s the month of l.o.v.e and we asked London’s messy and brash embroidress Nicole Chui to share 5 reasons why she loves embroidery. We interviewed Nicole on our blog a while back and you can read how she got into embroidery here. 1. Embroidery can be incorporated into anything if you let it 2. It…

Valentine’s Workshops

The day of love is soon approaching and we’re running two Valentine’s Day themed workshops next month. On Saturday 10 February (1-3pm) there’ll be an embellishment workshop in Anthropologie Spitalfields. We’ll teach you how to hand sew and decorate a canvas clutch bag with beads and sequins.  If you can’t make Saturday join us on Tuesday 13…

The Perpetual Maker

Hannah Mansfield is an embroidery designer from Bristol specialising in tambour beading and goldwork. How did you get into embroidery and what made you specialise in tambour beading and goldwork? I’ve been creative from a young age and tried out a lot of different crafts as I grew up and embroidery just kind of stuck…

A Beautiful Sacrifice

Xenia Rybina is a embroidery designer originally from Russia currently living in Paris.  How did you get into embroidery? Two of my passions combined together, and that was the outcome.  When I was a child, I was always sewing something, learned crochet and made stuffed toys out of old clothes. In university I graduated as…

Sensory (Under) Load #4

Hello and happy new year! Over the Christmas holiday I took a nice break away from Instagram to work on making embroidery and embellishment samples. New year, new work. During that time I listened to loads of podcasts while sewing. I’ve listed some current favourites below. 1. Norma Kamali speaks to Refinery29’s Co-Founder Christine Barberich…

Careers – Treasure Design Studio

Treasure Design is a London based textile studio in Notting Hill specialising in hand embellished and embroidery panels for women’s fashion and is also a trend and design consultant on embellishments. The owner Duji Nanda is looking for an embroidery embellishment designer and graphics designer for artworks. JOB ROLE & REQUIREMENTS HAND EMBROIDERY / EMBELLISHMENT…

Ace Hotel Workshop

Pictures from our embroidery workshop in Ace Hotel last week.  Thank you to DMC for sponsoring the workshop and goody bags. Pictures taken by Nwaka SaveSave SaveSave

Embroidered Nutrients

Ipnot is an embroidery artist from Japan specialising in French knots and miniature embroideries.  How did you get into embroidery? When I was young I was looking at my grandma’s creations through embroidery and it inspired me a lot to pursue my dream into making it a business. Five years ago I decided to start my own embroidery…

Christmas Denim Embroidery Workshop

On Tuesday 5th December I’ll be running a denim embroidery workshop in Ace Hotel Shoreditch. Bring in your own denim (jeans, jackets, shirts) and during the 2-hour workshop I’ll teach you how to embroider French knots, satin, running and chain stitches onto your clothing. We’ll practise on plain cotton fabric to begin with so you initially get the hang…

Patchwork & Embellishment Workshop

It’s November and the festive season is upon us whether we like it or not. Your local Sainsbury’s has probably got its best tinsel on display for you to infuse green, red, silver and frosted white Christmas pizazz in your offices and home.  If that isn’t your thing but you’re inclined to sparkle and all…