I recently acquired a box of beads and sequins which included some unusual sequin shapes, these inspired me to create a series of embroidered insects. Many of the sequins were perfect shapes to become wings or beetle bodies. In addition to the sequins I used small pieces of goldwork threads for the legs. These embroideries may eventually become part of a larger project which I am currently working on.
Currently, I am interning for Joe Richards, I worked with Joe throughout my final project, first on beading for his Autumn/Winter 2016 collection and then sample pieces such as the t-shirt below, which is printed with an original William Morris design, which I then embroidered with shell beads. Now I am working on embroidery for Joe's Spring/Summer 2017 collection, this involves working with Joe to develop embroidery samples and eventually embroider the final garments. It is great to be so involved with this current collection. Alongside this I am working on a few embroidery and pattern cutting projects of my own, but more on those another time.
The Perpetual Maker - Hannah Mansfield
Welcome to The Perpetual Maker blog, I am an embroidery designer specialising in hand embroidery for fashion. I hope you enjoy reading the blog and I'd love to hear from you in the comments.