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…

Sensory (under)Load #3

It’s raining, it’s pouring not really sure if the old man is snoring but I’m definitely not leaving my Second Home today until it’s time to go to my real home. If you’re not obliged to take part in any outside duties why not listen to some of my favourite podcasts this week. Background noise…

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…

Sensory (under)Load #2

You’ve finally found a hot second to sit down and work on one of many unfinished sewing projects. You know, the embroidery piece you started in the middle of embellishing a sample that was inspired by a random post on Instagram that you can’t quite remember because you forgot to save or screenshot it but…

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….

Read All About It

If you’re curious about me and want to know why I started Embellished Talk you can read  recent interviews by Hackney Gazette newspaper and the lifestyle brand Relevant Waffle.  SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Glitzbox Workshop

Come and add some sparkle to your life at our embellishment workshop on Monday 7 August in Old Street in collaboration with Glitzbox  the jewellery subscription start-up. They’re having a Pop Up Parlour showcasing jewellery from independent designers.  During the workshop you’ll learn how to apply sequins and beads on a cotton jewellery bag (great to…

A Balance Between The Two

  Bevan and Khalid are two designers behind the menswear and lifestyle brand TSAU. I interviewed them a few months ago in Palm Vaults to find out about their label and the textiles behind it. Tell me about the name, what does it mean and where does it come from? Bevan: TSAU mainly derived from…

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…

Artisanal Trade

“Created in 2013 by Elise Durbecq and Gillian Tozer, TRUSS collaborates with small business owners and local artisans in Oaxaca to create custom accessories, including tote bags, clutches, and folios. TRUSS prides itself on being a conscientious support system within the Oaxacan weaving community—something the founders have worked hard to build and maintain over the past…