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…

Knembroidery

Josephine Knechtli is an embroidery artist who’s work is inspired by colours, tattoos and bold imagery. How did you get into textiles? When I was a kid, my mum bought me Jenny Hart’s Sublime Stitching Kits, which I took to immediately and since then embroidery has re-appeared into my creative focus eventually manifesting as my…

The Embroidery Specialist

Wajiha Ahktar is an embroidery student at the London College of Fashion.  Her twin sister Wasima also studies textile design at Central Saint Martins. How did you get into textiles? During secondary school I used to go to a youth club called the Brady Arts Centre and they used to teach different types of arts like…

That’s Sew Nicole

Nicole Chui experiments with embroidery on photographs to add more depth and texture. We met up in one of London’s most Instagrammable cafes Palm Vaults to talk about work and how she became ‘London’s messy embroideress’. How did you get into textiles? My grandma embroidered when I was growing up and made a lot of…

Something From Scratch

Sofia Salazar is a textiles designer, illustrator, small business owner of Hiedra and a Latina living in Norwich. We met up a few months ago to talk textiles, Kali Uchi and self promotion. How did you get into textiles? I started in fashion actually and thought I wanted to be a designer but got more…

Embroidery by Shakirra

Shakirra Rees is a fibre artist and textiles designer from Central Coast, Australia.   How did you get into textiles? I first got into textiles during year 10 in high school. I was more into drawing and art when I was younger and did visual arts as a subject as well, but I enjoyed textiles and…

The Sewing World

Ana Teresa Barboza is a textiles artist from Lima. As well as an impressive CV her work is a varied display of broad, interesting and narrated textiles. How did you get into textiles? When I was 12 my grandmother taught me how to use a sewing machine and understand Burda patterns. During school and university,…