Surface Textures

Emma Sookrah is a textiles designer that ‘aims to create a positive, confident feeling through design and to capture a spirit of personality.’ Her work ranges from designing bold print placements to creating embellished three dimensional surface textures.​​ How did you get into textiles? I’ve always loved dressing in bold patterns, bright colours and fabrics with intricate details and…

One Soft Hand

Kirsten Roe is a textile designer and maker with a focus on creating embellished womenswear pieces. I came across Kirsten’s designs at the DIY Art Market in Hackney a few months ago. One Soft Hand synonymously sums up her designs but with an added surface of texture and sparkle. How did you get into textiles? I first got into textiles…

Textiles by Becca

Becca Navin is a textiles designer who works with an array of embellishments to create colourful and detailed surface decoration. I spoke with her to find out where her influences come from, where she buys her embellishments and how she became a textiles designer. How do you get into textiles? I was always a creative…

Trinkets and Colour

Harriet Frances Stiles graduated from the Royal School of Needlework in 2014 and soon after started working as a freelance embroiderer before setting up her own embroidery and adornment business. Harriet uses a combination of traditional needlework techniques picked up during her time studying. She designs bespoke embroideries and adornments, showcasing her love for colour, texture and embellishments. Harriet…

Interested in Textures

Wasima Akhtar is a textile design student at Central Saint Martins that specialises in knit and experimental textiles. Her twin sister Wajiha also studies embroidery at the London College of Fashion. How did you get into textiles? I started off in secondary school but at the time I didn’t really enjoy it but knew I…

Engaging Contrasts

Jodie Ruffle is London based womenswear designer who combines different types of crafts into designs. Her clothes are an engaging contrast of easy going oversized cuts with soft intricate embroideries and embellishments; all made by Jodie herself.  A few weeks we met up in Palm Vaults to discuss her inspirations, goals and story of how…

How Cotton Buds are the Next Best Thing to Bugle Beads

One of the many aspects I like about embellished textiles is its ability to draw you in close and take a moment out of your busy life to focus solely on what is in front of you. Jessica Grady’s work does just that. She creates incredibly detailed surface designs using resources that you wouldn’t really…