Our trip up north to the Wirral the other week was a whirlwind of wedding planning, but I managed a few moments of calm looking out to sea through the rooftop studio windows of friend and designer Emma Embery. Emma is the most talented embroiderer I’ve ever met – she creates intricate large-scale embroideries on dresses and shawls, making it look effortless when it must be anything but.
She is also a true vintage magpie – rummaging in markets and antiques shops for pretty bits of lace, antique pearls and delicate fabrics to turn into hair accessories, jewellery or appliqués. She has very kindly offered to make me a bespoke head piece as a wedding gift – I can’t wait to see the results.
Here are some pics from her lovely studio: