Meet Rachelle. Someone who pushes the boundaries of embroidery into fabric manipulation and embellishment for the fashion industry. And it’s all done by hand.
I know Rachelle through my stepsister-in-law, who was excited for us to meet as we’re both into hand embroidery. She also just happens to be a genuinely nice person. Based in London, UK, Rachelle creates “exclusive and directional embroideries, garment details and fashion concepts for the couture and designer market”, showing that there’s a whole lot more to hand embroidery than stem stitch.
You won’t find a lot of pictures of her work online, unfortunately, because she has to keep her ideas all rather hush hush and exclusive to make her living selling them to the fashion houses of the world. But her client list is long and impressive: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan… the list goes on.
See more at www.rachellefrancis.com.