EMBROIDEREDbyPauline

GOLD Embroidered Collection Designs for creative gifts

High Wycombe, United Kingdom 684 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (188)

EMBROIDEREDbyPauline

GOLD Embroidered Collection Designs for creative gifts

High Wycombe, United Kingdom | 684 Sales

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Pauline Thomas

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Pauline Thomas

Announcement    I am conscientious with my packaging, using paper instead of plastic as much as possible. The humble and very traditional brown paper is my new 'green' effort, as it is sustainable and easily recycled.

Where Etsy says there is 'Free Shipping' in my Etsy shop, what it really means is, that my listings have the appropriate post costs for that item, included in the purchase price and will say so in the descriptions I give.

This is to both yours and my advantage, when trying to send out for example, a large filled feather cushion as a 'medium parcel' as opposed to the just the purchase of the same cushion cover only, being sent as a 'large letter'
Overseas postage costs in these instances are just topped up with much lower amounts than the standard charges.
All your purchases are sent with Royal Mail to be delivered by your postman.

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Last updated on Oct 1, 2019

I am conscientious with my packaging, using paper instead of plastic as much as possible. The humble and very traditional brown paper is my new 'green' effort, as it is sustainable and easily recycled.

Where Etsy says there is 'Free Shipping' in my Etsy shop, what it really means is, that my listings have the appropriate post costs for that item, included in the purchase price and will say so in the descriptions I give.

This is to both yours and my advantage, when trying to send out for example, a large filled feather cushion as a 'medium parcel' as opposed to the just the purchase of the same cushion cover only, being sent as a 'large letter'
Overseas postage costs in these instances are just topped up with much lower amounts than the standard charges.
All your purchases are sent with Royal Mail to be delivered by your postman.

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About EMBROIDEREDbyPauline

Sales 684
On Etsy since 2017

I just love what I do, it only becomes work when there are not enough hours in the day!

These original designs from my GOLD Embroidered Collection are inspired by the natural world around me. The highlights from the metallic threads, create a wonderful three dimensional aspect to the stitch which I really enjoy using for running hares, animals and textures found in nature.
I start by doing some sketches and then I have always treated the machine needle in the creative process as my pencil.

Initially I was creating Thread Paintings of the English landscape , enjoying the spontaneity of free machine embroidery techniques onto hand painted silk.
Taking my Thread Paintings into production, was very much bucking the technical trend at the time, I convert and originate all my designs for stitching onto our commercial embroidery machines. I really enjoy this process, even if the digitising I need to do, can be rather technical at times, but the artist always wins over.
I love the repetitive aspect of small production runs, just as I did when I trained in 3 Dimensional Design and Ceramics at Loughborough, albeit now a lot faster, and more colourful working in textiles, drawing with stitches, and developing my own decorative designs.
So please use them, wear them out, enjoy them and then come back for more.
I am happy to discuss commissions and any special projects you may have in mind.

Shop members

  • Pauline H Thomas

    Owner, Designer

    Born deaf I rely on lipreading and being a very visual person. Graduated with BA hons in 3D Design from Loughborough College of Art & Design. Self employed and partner of Embroidered Collection since 1986. I love making things here in the Chilterns

  • Paul Thomas

    Partner

    Met Pauline at Loughborough. MA in Furniture design at High Wycombe Worked with Ercol Design team. Now self employed letter carver with www.oakwords.co.uk and partner of Embroidered Collection. Invaluable support, for sales and communication.

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Last updated on Oct 3, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

The designs for my larger lavender bags are around 11 cm square and feature around 16000 stitches and have the space to tell more of a story in the original designs of Pauline Thomas.
Smaller sizes and lower stitch counts reflect in the lower item prices.
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Custom and personalised orders

I am happy to consider personalised orders and requests for particular colours, based on my designs, these may need more time before shipping, I will advise through an Etsy Convo with you.
Please be advised that customized and personalised orders cannot be refunded or replaced for any reason other than being proved faulty.

Care instructions

Squeeze the lavender bag gently to refresh the fragrance.
Avoid contact with polished surfaces.
No extra oils have been added, these are just dried lavender flowers of a lovely fragrant variety.

Gift wrapping and packaging

As standard, items are wrapped in a nice clear bag and closed with a label, then further wrapped in tissue, and mailed in strong recycled or recyclable packaging and sent by Royal Mail with customs labels as appropriate for overseas shipping,

If you request your order to be marked as a gift, your personalised message is printed as a small folded card and attached with ribbon around the normal tissue wrapped item with no reference that it is a gift on the outside of the parcel.

Any issues that may arise with gift items can only dealt with on Etsy convo by the original buyer of the gift and not its recipients.

Are these designs featured anywhere else or on anything else other than lavender bags?

All these designs are my original work and any artwork or embroidery work that I originate, digitize, market, sell, or do for commissions remain my intellectual property.
Yes, these GOLD designs by me, Pauline Thomas also feature on other items such as accessories, bags and clothing. To see or purchase these, please go to my own website. www.embroideredcollection.co.uk
I do not sell digital embroidery file copies of my GOLD designs as featured in my Etsy shop.

Do you do commissions and what else do you do?

Yes. As someone who earns a living from the machine embroidery that I do, I have regular commercial customers and take on special commissions all the time.

My work includes ornate heraldic and university club crests, military and family crests and some very ornate traditional crests for the Guilds of Worshipful companies. Presentation table runners and banners, wedding attire and horse blankets.

I am asked to create embroidery for other designers from their own drawings for use in fashion.
I have also recently completed several ecclesiastical projects.

I regularly sell my work at good Craft shows and events that we organise ourselves.
In the summer I 'wear my other hat' to help my husband with selling his letter carving work Oakwords.

Do you scan your designs for the origination of stitches.

No, despite the technology available I do not scan any designs, nor use vectored artwork, nor design on screen.

I prefer pencil and paper, so all drawings and digitising are done by hand converting each element bit by bit, with consideration to underlays, stitch paths, minimal trims and above all a three dimensional aspect to the stitch, which when combined with metallic threads has become the hallmark of my work.