Thread Friends

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Last updated on 09 Nov, 2019

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About ThreadFriends

Sales 95
On Etsy since 2010

How it all began...

Back in 2002 I graduated from (what was then) Norwich School of Art and Design with a BA Hons degree in textiles. I met this guy, we fell in love... he lived in London so I needed to save up enough money to move to the big smoke!

My creativity slumped 😳 ....but a few years on and a few jobs later I moved to London to live with my now husband and eventually worked as a visual merchandiser for a high street fashion brand. After having my first daughter (now 7) I decided the loooong commute and working hours would be too much.. when Flo was 10mths old I got a part time job, which was fine but when I actually weighed up ⏰💰👶 I decided to take some time to be at home with Flo...I started getting back into my sewing, initially it was all for friends and family, making cushions, bunting, little weird stuffed animal type things 🤔

As time went on, I experimented more with my free motion embroidery technique (most of which is self taught) and started to wonder if maybe my hobby could actually be a thing, maybe I could set up a small business doing something I love... so fast forward to now and although it’s been a little stop starty with another baby (now 4!) coming along I’m still going and still loving it 🙌🏻 I’m grateful every day to all the people who have supported me along the way. It’s not always easy but it’s definitely worth it.

I love free motion embroidery,I love the fluidity it gives my work. I am able to draw with the thread, creating pictures, landscapes and sometimes the odd portrait.
I also use techniques such as appliqué, watercolour pencils and inks within my work, it is always evolving..

Shop members

  • Lucy

    Owner, Embroidery Artist

    Embroidery artist & mum to Flo & Meg creating colourful stitchery and #threadsonthemove in SE London

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Last updated on 17 Feb, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What shipping method do you use

Smaller items will be shipped using first class Royal Mail. Larger items will be shipped using Royal Mail signed for post. Please check individual items for info.

Custom and personalised orders

Yes I make custom/personalised items- please contact me directly with your query

Privacy policy

Thread Friends does not sell, rent or trade any of your personal information with any other companies or persons.
The personal data Thread Friends collects - shipping and billing address, email and contact information will only be used for the following purposes
-To communicate with you about your order
-To fulfil your order/query
-For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
All information is stored on a secure server hosted within the UK

You are entitled to view, edit or delete the personal information that I hold at any time. Please contact with your request.

What is the Estimated shipping time?

Most ready to buy items ship in 1-3 business days. However made to order items have a longer shipping time, please check individual items.

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