Beadwork & Embroidery
Abbie creates intricate beadwork and embroidery by hand, on one of a kind and limited edition pieces for clients, collaborating with stylists, boutiques and brands, working with luxury designers across all fields; fashion, events, bridal, lingerie and swimwear.
“Working with Abbie is a joy. She is incredibly detailed and focused. Her work always exceeds expectations. I’m always excited to get started on projects with her, she sprinkles everything she touches with a little magic”
Sara Burn, Design Director.
Working from her studio in Faversham, Kent, Abbie creates beautifully designed beadwork and embroidery on accessories, clothing, intimates and table linens. Collaborating with tattoo artist Heather Moore, using original tattoo artwork to hand embellish decorative designs. Elements of vintage and antique materials are used, elevating the design, all other materials are sensibly sourced, making each piece all the more exclusive.
Clients and Collaborators include; Koibird, Fiona Leahy Design, LoveShackFancy, Over The Moon, Faline Toyko, Les Boys Les Girls, KAOHS, Alice Wilkes Design, Halfpenny London and Anthropologie.
“It was a pleasure to work with Abbie, her care and attention to detail made the job run smoothly and she was able to work to my incredibly short deadline, not only providing the minimum required but also sending options and suggestions of ways to make the project even more magical. I love working with her.’’
Kate Halfpenny, Halfpenny London, Luxury Bridalwear.
Abbie’s designs have graced the pages of Vogue (British), Porter Magazine, Town & Country (USA), Cosmopolitan (UK), Marie Claire (China), Observer Magazine, Russh, Conde Nast Brides, L’Officiel (Netherlands), Glamour (British, French & Italian), Guardian Weekend, Harper’s Bazaar (China), Harper’s Bazaar Bride (India), A Part Publications, Sister, Material Girl, Metal Magazine, S Moda (Spain), STStyle and Grazia (UK).
Has been worn by Rosamund Pike, Helena Bonham Carter, Lana Del Rey, Nadia Lee Cohen, Karlie Kloss, Leomie Anderson, Vaani Kapoor, Mia Khalifa, Mosh, Lucy Boynton, Brie Larson and Kate Hudson.
“I have worked with Abbie over a number of years, during that time she’s always delivered on time and to brief, adding her own unique flair. Her creativity and quality is perfect. She’s a joy to work with.”
Lucy Lawes, Fashion Stylist
Abbie Walsh is based in Faversham, Kent, UK, where she works from her studio. Having graduated in 1998 with a BTEC NDD in Fashion from Rochester KIAD art college, went on to gain a BA Hons degree in Costume Production at Rose Bruford Theatre College, graduating in 2001. Since then working freelance in costume on over 50 productions, including Westend musicals, plays, operas, film and Television, toured the U.K. and USA.
Alongside her work in costume, Abbie strengthened her love for vintage by working at the renowned Vintage Store ‘Steinberg & Tolkien’ on Kings Road, London on days off from theatre.
During this time Abbie also worked for clothing label ‘One Vintage’ as a seamstress reworking and restoring beautiful one of a kind clothing using antique textiles.
Since gaining experience across these fields, bringing together all her knowledge and skills, 2009 saw Abbie Walsh launch as a freelance designer and has worked continuously, specialising in beadwork and hand embroidery.
Much attention and thought goes into creating each piece, truly one of a kind.