While many young British designers are known to focus on the avant-garde, the London-based Alice Archer, 31, is building a modern women’s wear business around a very traditional art: embroidery. But her intricate threadwork — which she applies to every dress, skirt and coat she designs — is more high-tech than her customers might imagine... Read the New York Times article here. Article by Hattie Crisell; photo by India Hobson. SaveSave SaveSave
My recent move to a new hosting service may have made my embroidery patterns difficult to find. You'll now find them here. All are available as digital downloads; as soon as payment goes through you're provided with a link to your PDF file. A cool feature available with IndieMade websites is the gallery. I've created one called Vintage Embroidery and it showcases completed projects that use my patterns. Many were made with the original stamped-for-embroidery linens that I created the patterns from. There are pillows I made for Primrose Design, including the Jumprope Cats one shown below, a sweet baby bib with a cat, and some blocks from the wild animals quilt I made for my friend Jenny's first child. To celebrate the move I'm having a sale. During the month of May take 30% off any embroidery pattern by entering discount code 30MAY at checkout. Happy embroidering!
Stitch School, which used to be an occasional feature on my Primrose Design blog, now has its very own space on the web. You'll find the same tutorials, including step-by-step instructions and photographs, that you've come to love, and I'll be adding new stitches periodically. I'll also feature subjects related to hand embroidery.