I am a UK based designer, living in London and one of my main commitments is attending Greenwich Market, as this gives me scope to work on new products to sell.
Other commitments include attending The Blackheath Embroiderers Guild, as this gives me the chance to learn new techniques in hand embroidery and opportunities to experiment. I love visiting Kew Gardens as I need to walk in nature to recharge my soul and soak in the beauty of creation to bring freshness to form within my being, often after these times in the garden I am full of creativity to bring back into the flowers that I make with fabric.
I studied for my FDA (Foundation Degree) at The University of the Arts London, London college of Fashion, where I completed my Design & Technology, Fashion Embroidery pathway, otherwise known as surface textiles.
The philosophy of Samines is to speak beauty over the flowers, so when a woman wears a piece she steps into her identity as a woman. I have seen countless women's eye's and skin colour change when they wear one of my pieces, once they realise and believe they can wear one of my creations they then step into their of the identity of beauty. This pushes me to create new products knowing each woman is beautiful and deserve to live and experience this beauty in their lives.
Techniques used, wirework wrapped buttons or beads, machine embroidery, manipulating satins and other fabrics and sewing with beads and buttons. These techniques give me opportunity to work with a wide range of colours with the products created. I sit there with delight at the pieces that have been formed, knowing I have created well and that the right customer will come to buy.
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