Embroidery For Film & Television

I would like to introduce you all to a friend of mine who does the most exquisite embroidery for film and television.  You can view some of his work by clicking on the link below or on his website link on the main page.

Thomas has designed and embroidered costumes for films such as Robin Hood, Phantom Of  The Opera, Pirates Of  The Carribean, to name a few plus some well known Theatre and TV productions.  They are of course machine embroidered, it would be too time consuming to stitch by hand but his designs are inspired by hand embroidery designs, he has my books and a copy of the DVD which he says have helped him to progress in his technique.  (I think he is just being kind).  Thomas is a master in period and traditional embroidery and has a tremendous knowledge of his subject, I am sure he would be happy to chat or answer any questions.

Thomas and I met online a few years ago and have maintained contact – I am a great admirer of his work and find it makes watching movies such as Robin Hood so muchmore interesting when I can scan the costumes to see his delightful works.

I can hear you all oohing and aahing as you browse through the pictures on his website.  Enjoy!  Trish

9 thoughts on “Embroidery For Film & Television”

  1. Thank you for sharing it made my day to think there are people doing such wonderful things in embroidery.

  2. Thank you for posting this glimpse of Embroidery in Film, Trish!

    I have often wondered it what a I saw in a certain movie was the real thing. Now I know.

  3. Hi, Trish. You are being way too modest. Your name is listed of one of 6 or so links where he describes your work as “hand embroidery that is out of this world”!! Congratulations. The description is well deserved and very accurate.
    Thanks for the link to his work. It is surely inspiring. I would love to do this kind of work by hand.

    1. Thanks Sandi. I have discussed with Thomas the possible reproducing of some of his designs for hand embroidery. We will think on it………! Trish

  4. When watching movies or theater, everything is of interest to me – not just the story or the actors. The costumes have always intrigued me. Now I will watch for your name in the credits (which I always watch!)

    What was the aha moment for you to go into embroidery and then costume design?

    Thank you.

    1. Thanks Marny the film costume designer is Thomas Sjolander and am sure he would be happy to answer questions. You can contact him through his website. Trish

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