GURLS TALK x Coach Workshop

Pictures and highlights from the GURLS TALK x Coach festival that took place a few weekends ago at 180 The Strand. The day was filled with ultimate good vibes. We had an Embellished Talk station where people decorated their tote bags with embroidery and embellishments. It was a dream to be able to share my…

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…

Highs & Lows of Running a Business

Sometimes business isn’t as smooth as a satin stitch. I interviewed five textiles designers who have previously been featured on Embellished Talk about their highs and lows of running a business. Danielle Clough – Fiance Knowles I never expected to be in the textile industry and that my main medium would be fabric and thread,…

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…

Mystic Babe

Charlotte Bolton is a textiles designer with an obsession with unicorns and all things pink and sparkly. Aesthetics that are reflected through her youthful and playful approach to design, where she also aims to promote girl power and sass! She enjoys experimenting with screen-printing and embellishments. How did you get into textiles? From a very…

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…

Ultimately Motivating

 ‘MLH is an accessories label by Michelle Lowe-Holder known for their intricate weaving and complex folding techniques. Every collection is conceptualised and designed in the London studio before each hand crafted piece takes shape.’ Tell me about your creative background. What lead you to where you are now? My first degree was in Fashion Design…

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…

Surface Textures

Emma Sookrah is a textiles designer that ‘aims to create a positive, confident feeling through design and to capture a spirit of personality.’ Her work ranges from designing bold print placements to creating embellished three dimensional surface textures.​​ How did you get into textiles? I’ve always loved dressing in bold patterns, bright colours and fabrics with intricate details and…

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….