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…

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…

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…

Botanical Bunny

Kerri Ciullo is an artist and embroiderer inspired by the natural world and human vulnerability. How did you get into embroidery?  I originally got into embroidery by being fascinated by the visual art of it on clothing and in ancient textiles. I loved how it was truly a fusion of illustration, painting and fibers. I…

Emote A Story

Vorn Vann is an embroidery artist from Ontario Canada. How did you get into textiles? I’m new to embroidery and have only started this year, but my interest in textiles started in early childhood as I grew up watching my very crafty mother sewing and crocheting. I’ve always loved art and clothing design, but wasn’t sure how…

Hand Rendered Textiles

Thomas Costello is London based designer originally from the North West who specialises in three-dimensional embroidery and surface design. He works freelance in embroidery and is currently finishing an MA at the Royal College of Art Tell me about the textiles you work with? I tend to be drawn to producing more hand rendered textiles at the minute, with…

A Firm Believer

It’s very rare to find male designers that specialise in embroidery and embellishments. There are lots of male fashion designers creating garments but when it comes to finding a guy that actually uses his hand to thread a needle and get to surface designing it’s as difficult as buying Swarovski embellishments on the cheap. Recent…

Whisk You Away

Humayrah Bint Altaf is a full time embroidery artist from Bedfordshire. She trained at the Royal School Of Needlework.  How did you get into textiles? I began embroidering at the age of 14 after seeing my grandma lovingly make crocheted gifts for friends and family. I have fond memories of spending my school holidays in her home,…

An Everyday Medium

Kelly Ryan is a fiber artist and designer from Upstate New York. Focusing on childhood memories and patterns, she creates colourful hand embroidered pieces and illustrations. She received her BFA in graphic design from SUNY Purchase in 2015.  How did you get into embroidery? I honestly was very hesitant to start embroidering, I remember it…