T-shirt Embroidery Workshop

In the words of Drake “when’s the last time you did something for the first time?” On Wednesday 5 July I’ll be running an embroidery workshop in WeWork, Hackney where you’ll learn to apply an array of stitches on a t-shirt. All levels are welcome and all materials and equipment will be provided. Don’t worry if you’re…

Life With Embroidery

“Katie Tume is an embroidery artist from Brighton, East Sussex. She’s a fifth-generation needleworker who first learned her craft at her mother’s knee. Katie attended the Surrey Institute of Art and Design as a Fashion and Illustration student, but is largely self-taught in hand embroidery techniques. She completed her first formal training in 2015 at…

Embellished GURLS TALK – Jodie & Wasima

What do girls talk about? Memes, hair, faith, depression, identity, being brown… who do you talk to when you can’t articulate what you’re feeling or are afraid of being judged or misunderstood? GURLS TALK is an online platform founded by Adwoa Aboah; a therapeutic and modern way for girls to express themselves freely with other…

Embellished GURLS TALK – Sofia

Round 3 of our collaboration with the therapeutic and open female platform GURLS TALK founded by Adwoa Aboah. Over the last two weeks Myself and Nicole Chui‘s hand embroidered t-shirts have been on sale and today Sofia Salazar’s t-shirts are now for sale and now ready to make their way to your wardrobes. Originally from Argentina, Sofia is…

Embellished GURLS TALK – Nicole

  Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding . Round 2 of our collaboration with GURLS TALK, the platform founded by Adwoa Aboah. A space where girls can openly discuss their thoughts in a safe and non-judgemental zone. These four t-shirts were hand embroidered by Nicole Chui a London based embroidery designer and founder of Fem zine….

Embellished GURLS TALK

–Debbie wearing the long sleeve tee– Collaboration   GURLS TALK is ‘a movement that strives to create a platform where girls can openly share their experiences and feelings in a safe and trusting environment’. The platform that encourages girls and women to communicate the many thoughts that occupy mental space was founded by fashion model Adwoa Aboah. I’ve admired Adwoa for a very long time…

From Concept to Runway

“Jenny King Embroidery offers a unique UK-based design and production service that is as creative as it is professional. The highly specialised team is used to working with designers at every stage of the creative process: from concept through to development and production and have experience of embroidery design for both fashion and interiors.” I’ve been…

A Form of Activism

“Zeitgeist source  collections through careful selection of garments from second-hand stores, re-fashioning them into new items and changing the way we envisage second-hand clothes, further enlightening us to the wasteful nature of fast fashion.” I spoke with the designer and founder Tanushri-Radha Saha about her textiles explorations and why she started the label.  What made you…

Life’s Too Short For Fancy Pants Stitches

Megan Eckman is the owner and designer at Studio MME. She “creates approachable embroidery for modern stitchers.” She believes embroidery should be “fun and not frustrating. Both in design and execution, her aim is to create a project that can be sewn in a day instead of a week.” How did you get into embroidery? When…

Myriad of Textiles

“Liz Payne is an artist living and working in the inner west of Sydney, Australia. Exploring the combination of what is ‘art’ and ‘craft’ in her work whilst creating a style that is uniquely distinctive, her work breaks free from the mould. Combining paint with a variety of thread and a multitude of beads and sequins, vibrant works of…

Odd Ana Stitch(es)

Anastacia Postema is an embroidery artist from Oregon, United States. Her embroderies are well presented and beautifully bizarre. I’ve been following her work on Instagram for some time now and wanted to know where her ideas come from. How did you get into textiles? My mother instilled in me a love for textiles. She was always…

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…