Junior Digital Embroidery Designer & Coordinator

Mafalda Barreiros

Lisbon born Mafalda was introduced to arts and textiles by her grandparents and went on to study fashion and embroidery at Brighton, CSM and LCF. She joined Hand & Lock in 2021.

In November 2020, after placements at Jenny Packham and Burberry, Mafalda, began her Hand & Lock internship hoping to develop and expand her hand embroidery skills. But after working first hand on digital embroidery projects she quickly discovered a passion and innate skill for digitising and machine embroidery.

A highly technical embroidery designer, Mafalda first became interested in garment construction before becoming intrigued by the decorative power of embroidery. After moving from Lisbon to London she completed a degree and multiple embroidery and design courses before commencing an internship at Hand & Lock.

Now she is sought after for her ability to interpret a client’s vision into digital stitch. With her garment construction and sketching skills she is able to solve problems and illustrate solutions to her clients. Her favourite aspect of a project is researching new techniques or getting to experiment with new technologies.

Mafalda is a technical marvel, a skilled artist, an avid reader, speaks multiple languages and is funny. Don't worry, we don't like her either.

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