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…

Future Gurl Corp

This Saturday at Second Home in Shoreditch FutureGirlCorp are having an end of summer party and we’ll be there selling our hand embroidered GURLS TALK / EVERYBODY.WORLD t-shirts. If you missed our collaboration you can read about it  and decide on what t-shirt you’d like to buy here.  The long sleeved t-shirts are £35 and…

Where The Data Comes From

Clara Pinto is textiles designer originally from Buenos Aires now living in East London. Before moving to London she studied Fine Arts specialised in Painting at the National University of Arts in Buenos Aires (UNA) and then got her BA degree in Fashion womenswear at ABM. How did you get into embroidery? A few years after…

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…