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Sjølander Embroidery makes high quality embroidery on couture, interior textiles and costumes for film and stage productions.


 
In the field of theatre and movie make-believe I create surface decoration on most types of pliable materials. By means of advanced computer techniques and meticulous working methods I try to make material and machine work together to create a hand-made and genuine appearance.
 
One of the motivating powers of my work is to create embroideries that appear real and authentic. Ideally embroidery should emerge from the background as an organically integrated part of the texture and embrace the overall idea of the production. To achieve this, I discuss the design in close collaboration and continuous dialogue with the costume designer. The result is
"- only good enough when it's just right!”
 
Research and craftsmanship are crucial to the result. My constant goal is to obtain balance between textile, colours, proportions and style in such a way that the embroidery will discretely support the design and make a delicate contribution to its historical accuracy and beauty.

 

 

                                                             Thomas Sjølander

costume embroidery and couture embroidery