Yesterday I traveled out to embroidery's Mecca - Penn and Fletcher in Long Island City, NYC. Being an interior designer, of course I'm always on the hunt for new and unique items that our client's can't get any where else and that none of their friends will have. Penn and Fletcher is the go-to for custom made embroidery treatments, whether for interior design or fashion. I was so excited to learn embroidery tips from them!
According to Penn and Fletcher, embroidery is "anything that can be added to a fabric".
And they can certainly add just about anything to fabric!
Here are some things they do and a guide to the terms that describe the process:
So basically if we have the time and the budget we can do just about anything you want on fabric. The key is making sure we use the right fabrics for the application, as the fabric must be structurally stable enough to hold the design. When doing trapunto, they sometimes even inject air into the back of the fabric to give it some relief and depth.
With computer aided machines, we can also design motifs to be embroidered on a large scale.
But my favorite part of Penn and Fletcher has to be the furry friends that help out in the showroom:
Once again I'm convinced we can create just about anything for our clients! Love discovering new embroidery tips.
PS: If you've been thinking about bringing us on to design your dream home- now is the time! You can contact us here to schedule your consultation and we can get the process started. Thank you for following along with us, and we will see you next time!