Published: 06/09/2021This week we're chatting to Phoebe who makes and sells hand embroidered tote bags, perfect for the everyday - whether you're popping to the shops or meeting someone for a coffee.
Having fallen in love with hand embroidering during lockdown, Handmade by Hammond was born in Autumn 2020 and continues to be a successful small business.
See what Phoebe has to say about the business and her love for the craft...
What is your name/role?
I'm Phoebe and I am the founder/creator of Handmade by Hammond. We make hand embroidered goods such as bags, hats and clothing items.
Where are you based?
We are based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk and ship to all over the UK.
What inspired you to start the business?
Like many of us, I used creativity to fill the hours spent alone in lockdown. I tried painting, crochet, cross stitch, you name it! But fell in love with embroidery when i realised the freedom that came with it, anything I had ever wanted to wear could be transferred onto a garment in the most dainty and elegant fashion. I began making cute designs for canvas tote bags around halloween in 2020 (my first bag featured pumpkins and a little ghost!) And on an autumnal lockdown walk in Sandringham with my parents, the idea of Hamdmade by Hammond was born!
What does the business offer?
I now extend my work to canvas frames, hoops, clothing and even some shoes! Our motto is, If you can get a needle through it, we can make it beautiful 🌸
We have an Etsy store called HandmadebyHammondCo and welcome commissions through messages there or in our instagram dms!