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Ksenia Semirova

  • Embroiderer
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Rising Star
Ksenia Semirova Embroiderer
Contact
English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7824587411
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Embroidered accessories

  • • Ksenia defines embroidery as a kind of magic
  • • Her first object was inspired by a black orchid
  • • She loves to make objects that make people happy

Ksenia Semirova's background in industrial and textile design led her to ponder on how to preserve and adapt the rich heritage of traditional embroidery techniques in a contemporary way. What started as a hobby quickly became a career since she made her first embroidery project, a glove-purse concept inspired by a black orchid and the lavish parties of The Great Gatsby, one of her favourite books. Mixing Luneville tambour and Russian pearl embroidery techniques, she designs multifunctional accessories aimed at enhancing people’s personalities as they carry with them little pieces of her art. She believes the tiny imperfections of her handmade creations are what help her customers recognize the non-industrial nature of her products.

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Works

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Photo: © Ksenia Semirova
Poppy brooch and choker necklace

The Poppy brooch is made with the Luneville embroidery technique. The choker necklace is made with the traditional Russian pearl embroidery technique.

Photo: © Ksenia Semirova
Thailand

This panel is Ksenia Semirova's tribute to Thailand where she spent two challenging but amazing years. She has applied a range of her embroidery skills mixing shades of gold and emerald colours to create a unique interior panel.

Width 30 cm
Height 40 cm

Photo: © Ksenia Semirova
Set of floral brooches

This set of brooches depicts Plumeria flowers, very common in Thailand. It can be worn with or without the accompanying green hand-dyed silk skinny scarf, which connects the brooches as a massive leaf. All the objects are made with couture embroidery techniques.

Length 84 cm
Diameter 5 cm

Photo: © Ksenia Semirova
Belt embellishment

These charms are an interpretation of traditional Russian hair adornments. The pair of belt charms are embellished with baroque pearls, crystals and fringe.

Length 10 cm
Width 11 cm

Photo: © Ksenia Semirova
Embellished tote bag

Tote bag made of Dupioni silk, embellished with mother-of-pearl and crystal embroidery. The embroidered design is an interpretation of traditional Russian headpiece ornaments.

Length 37 cm
Width 14 cm
Height 26 cm

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