Jenny King Embroidery is a design and production studio established for over fifteen years who specialise in contemporary high-end Irish embroidery. The work we produce combines a modern aesthetic with the craftsmanship and quality of traditional technique.
Jenny and her team offer a complete service from research, design and artwork development to one-off sampling and production, often working to tight deadlines. Working closely with our clients we collaborate from the initial inspiration and concepts stage, developing the embroidery ‘hand writing’ for a collection or project often using innovative and experimental techniques. We have a highly skilled team of experienced designers and embroiderers and produce work for clients in the fields of fashion, interiors, theatre and film.
We also produce work using other stitch techniques including creative digital embroidery, fabric manipulation and beading.
Jenny is a passionate exponent of this highly specialised machine that ceased production in the 1950s.
The free-hand satin stitch embroidery that can be produced on an Irish machine is unique in terms of creativity, quality and aesthetics. We are proud to preserve a technique that could otherwise become a dying art by renovating old machines and continuously training new embroiderers.
THE WORK OF JENNY KING EMBROIDERY WAS PRAISED BY SARAH MOWER FROM STYLE.COM AS HAVING THE "INTERPRETIVE TECHNIQUES OF LESAGE".
Born and raised in Sussex and now living in Brighton, Jenny King is one of the most experienced and exciting embroidery and mixed-media textile designers working in the UK fashion industry today.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2002 Jenny worked in-house at a leading textile studio before moving to work for embroidery designer and artist Karen Nicol. It was here that Jenny perfected her skills using the Irish machine before working as a freelance designer selling her designs to clients including Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Armani, Donna Karan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Topshop, BCBG Max Azria, Whistles and Banana Republic.
The studio quickly established itself around her as demand for her work grew and Jenny King Embroidery now counts amongst its clients an ever-growing list of high profile designers. For Erdem in particular, she has worked on every collection he has produced from and including his breakthrough Fashion Fringe-winning collection in 2005. As her reputation has grown, so has Jenny King Embroidery and Jenny now employs and manages a growing team of embroiderers alongside her business partner, Lesley Sealey. She prides herself on the high standard of work that she and her team regularly deliver and is committed to working with both established and emerging talent.