Soho Embroidery was established in 2016 by MD and Owner David Miller, as a sister company to DMButtons.
The embroidery service was set up a few years before to meet the growing demand for monogramming and personalization for the Savile Row clientele that so often frequented DMButtons services. As the demand grew so did the embroidery service, in 2015 Katherine Aston joined the team as an Embroiderer. After 10 years, since the passing of both the founding parents, David was no longer a one-man-band. Down in the basement at 11b Wardour Mews you’ll find David “a third generation button-hole maker, craftsman and proper Londoner.” (Scott Fraser) and Katherine, a textiles graduate once specializing in traditional embellishment techniques and hand-finishes now running the machine embroidery with a Midlands charm.
The machine embroidery now offered has expanded from one-off pieces to batch production; monogramming for press, sample production for design houses, logos for local businesses and even bespoke designs for one-off garment design. Soho Embroidery offers a friendly, face to face, bespoke service working against the grain from the movement towards mass production trying to preserve the treasures of hand made pieces that will one day become works of art.
Wardour mews, the hidden an mysterious Edwardian back street Mews, has housed an eclectic mix of establishments like coffee houses, casinos and world famous underground clubs, of which DMButtons (one of the oldest businesses left in the ever evolving Soho) still stands in the old venue of The Limbo Club.
DMButtons has a wonderfully nostalgic history woven deeply into the creative heart of London’s West End for more than 100 years. Navigate your way through Soho, down past modern phenomenon of ‘The Breakfast Club’to come and explore the hidden production workrooms at 11b Wardour Mews – now a manufacturing juxtaposition of the traditional and the modern.