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NEW FOR 2013 - In 1979 Wilcom’s founders shared a vision for modernizing embroidery design processes that has changed the way people create and produce embroidered goods. Wilcom’s embroidery and multi-decoration design software is used to create embellishments on much of the world’s fashion wear, textiles and interiors. With a reputation for excellence, Wilcom has become the world’s choice for ease-of-use, quality and service. Today, Wilcom is present in over 100 countries with products in over 12 languages and has a global community of more than 250,000 licensed customers. Wilcom continues to enhance creativity in personalized expressions, by globally implementing best-of-breed solutions for textile impressions.


The Fabric of your life: Textiles in Fashion, Fine Art, Interiors and Shopping.


Madeira FinalFor nearly 100 years Madeira has specialised in producing high quality embroidery and decorative threads for both high speed industrial machines and hand stitching. The extensive range offers threads in a variety of different effects, structures and compositions in hundreds of different colours. Madeira set the world standard for manufacturing and distributing threads within an ethical and eco-friendly environment. All threads are produced limiting the use of certain chemicals and have consistently been awarded the highest Oeko-Tex certification possible, assuring customers they are free from all harmful substances and safe enough even for use on baby garments. With agents and distributors located in over 60 textile manufacturing countries, threads can be delivered quickly anywhere in the world. Madeira UK supplies a total service with a full range of threads, including Firefighter, Frosted Matt and other speciality threads and accessories, from backing, topping, needles and scissors to embroidery consultancy and training. Our aim is to continue setting trends and supplying the industry with threads that are not only visually inspiring but also reliable and cost effective.


NEW FOR 2013 -With a heritage going back over 200 years, Patey are proud to say that their craftsmen still create hats using the same skills as hat makers in the eighteenth century.


Founded in 1932 by the Embroiderers’ Guild, Embroidery magazine is the world’s longest-standing title dedicated to the art of embroidery. Today it is recognised as a leading force in the world of art textiles publishing. Embroidery surveys the British and international textile scene, presenting the latest developments in stitch today. Throughout its pages, Embroidery analyses the where, when, how and why of embroidery – with compelling articles on practicing artists, collections, leading designers, historical and world textiles. Read by tutors, students, enthusiasts and experts alike, Embroidery’s articles are clear, informative, insightful – and supported by beautiful imagery. Embroidery is published six times a year.


The Royal School of Needlework is unique in the field of hand embroidery. Founded in 1872, it has a wealth of experience and expertise and its aim remains the same today as in past centuries; to teach the art of hand embroidery. The Royal School is a registered charity. Based at Hampton Court Palace since 1987, it continues to train apprentices and students to the highest possible standards enabling them to pass on the skills to future generations of embroiderers.


Name Droppers is an Established Machine Embroidery company which has supported Scottish businesses over the past 20 years. All embroidery is carried out in Name Droppers premises in Cowdenbeath where they have Multiheaded machines with capacity for either small or large orders. Their dedicated In house design and digitizing team will ensure your logo is reproduced to your complete satisfaction.


Karen Nicol is an embroidery and mixed media textile artist working in gallery, fashion and interiors with a London based design and production studio established for over twenty-five years. She specialises in Irish, Cornelly, Multihead, beading and hand embroidery.


London College of Fashion is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London, offering undergraduate, postgraduate, short courses and business-training in fashion, make-up, beauty-therapy and lifestyle industries.


The Fashion and Textiles Museum is a museum based in Bermondsey dedicated to all aspects of fashion and textile design.