THE EMBROIDERY EXPERTS HUNT & HOPE
Needlepoint’s slightly fusty image is about to have a major overhaul, thanks to London duo Izzy Hunt and Emmie Hope. Their bespoke patterns – think tiger stripes, camouflage motifs and eye-popping geometrics – can be applied to anything from headboards to cushions, or the back of an antique chair. The only limit is their clients’ imagination – and patience, as projects are made by hand and can take weeks to finish. Prior to setting up business together in 2015, Hunt and Hope had been friends for years. They still work out of a studio located at the bottom of Izzy’s garden in Kensal Rise, north London. Head online to pick an existing design or commission your own piece ( huntandhope.com).