Soho Embroidery was established in 2016 by MD and Owner David Miller, as a sister company to DMButtons.
The embroidery service was set up 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 joined the team as an Embroiderer. 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 textile graduate who specializing in knitwear, 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 PR, 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 handmade pieces that will one day become works of art.
Wardour mews, the hidden and 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.