Needle & Broomstick

Pinar Caniklioglu from Turkey is a lover of embroidery. I came across her neat and hand embroidered work on Instagram and wanted to know more about her and her textiles. How did you get into embroidery? It was four years ago when I first started embroidery. I had to stitch a buttonhole for the first…

A Feeling Worth Encouraging

Carmen Manzano is an embroidery artist originally from Brazil. She lives in London . How did you get into embroidery?  If I am honest, during my education I was super into textiles but embroidery was never really my thing. I used to think it was a little bit naïf. The book The Subversive Stitch opened…

Pretty F Words

Mallory Bailey from Richmond, Virginia is a self-taught embroidery artist with a sense of humour.  How did you get into embroidery? I have always loved creating. When I was younger I loved fashion design and drawing. The older I got, the more I was looking for a creative outlet that allowed me to grow and learn….

Mixing Techniques

Irene is an illustrator, painter and all round artist that turns her work into colourful uplifting embroidery with immense stitches. She lives and works in San José, Costa Rica. How do you get into embroidery  All of my life I have been surrounded by embroidery. Mainly within my family, especially my aunts. A few years ago, I…

Lockhart Embroidery

  Marie-Sophie Lockhart is an embroidery designer originally for France now living in New York. How did you get into embroidery? I started doing embroidery in 2015 I was first collecting patches and wanted to do my own designs. I got some old supplies at the Salvation Army (Red Cross) just randomly and that was…

GURLS TALK x Coach Festival

Super excited to share that Embellished Talk will be running an embroidery station at the GURLS TALK x Coach one day festival this Saturday in London. The day will consist of panel discussions with some incredible women including Adwoa, Hari Nef, Karley Scortino, Hanne Gaby Odiele and so many more! It’s totally free! If you haven’t already…

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…