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…

Boxpark Workshop Pictures

Pictures from our embellishment workshop at Boxpark Shoreditch a few weeks ago. Like our Facebook page to find out when our next embroidery and embellishment workshop will be. Hope to see you at the next one.

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,…

Drop-in Embroidery Clinic with Warehouse & DMC

Fancy learning a new skill  while breathing new life into clothes? Then head to Warehouse in Argyll Street on Tuesday 26 September 11am – 7pm, where I’ll be hosting a day of drop in embroidery sessions with DMC (the 270-year-old French embroidery thread brand that is used by fashion houses across the world). So, whether you…

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…

Boxpark Workshop

On Tuesday 12 September during London Fashion Week I’ll be running an embellishment workshop at Boxpark Shoreditch from 7-9pm.  What are embellishments? A decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive. During the evening you’ll learn how to apply embellishments on a t-shirt, tote bag or canvas clutch. All levels are welcome…

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…