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…

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…

Highs & Lows of Mashail Faqueeh

 Mashail Faqueeh is a self-taught embroidery artist who enjoys stitching all day and making beautiful things while watching TV shows and listening to podcasts.  She has recently reopened her online shop and has revamped her whole brand and of course has found some highs and lows along the way. Highs – I realised I’ve loved…

I Work, You Work, WeWork

Last Wednesday we ran an embroidery workshop where people could decorate a t-shirt. This time around the workshop took place in WeWork Coworking space in Hackney. Thank you again to DMC for supplying threads, Urban Fruit for all the delicious healthy snacks for all our attendees to enjoy and Absolute Apparel for providing cotton t-shirts…

Sustainable Advantages

Carcel’s designs take their starting point in the Scandinavian design tradition where attention to detail and silhouette meets the most luxurious materials in the world. Each item is handmade in 100% natural materials. They believe in the power and future of Slow Fashion and keep their collections simple and strong, introducing new styles one at…