Rebeckah Kemi of Embellished Talk, is a freelance textiles designer and creator of the beautiful embellished Claddagh bag (inspired by our Claddagh Ring).
How did your love for embellishing start?
I studied textiles at the London College of Fashion and my course primarily focused on printed textiles. There was a short segment on embroidery and beading which I really enjoyed. The tutor that ran the short course was so inspiring and helpful that it sparked a great interest in embroidery. After I graduated in 2007 I started to teach myself more by watching YouTube clips and buying lots of embroidery books. I also went to Selfridges and Liberty in London to look at designers’ clothing that have a lot of embroidery. I’ve been stitching for ages now and I love it!
What’s your go-to fave music to get you in the ‘work’ zone?
Normally I listen to podcasts when I’m working but sometimes I really want to zone out so recently I’ve been listening to Ariana Grande’s new album. My regular fave music is anything by Ari Lennox or Solange.