Embroidered Originals has been on a long journey since the company was founded in 1989 by Marion Mitchell.
One thing which has been constant though, is the fact that it's a true cottage industry and family business.
Marion started by producing hand embroidered cards on the kitchen table and over the years, almost every room in the cottage has been used for some aspect of the business- even the bathroom towel rail was pressed into service to hold drying cards at one time!
Nowadays a large, purpose built, airy studio takes over almost the whole of the first floor, and with stunning views over the open countryside and no less than five large windows, it's a wonderful place to design and create.
Three members of the family are now involved fulltime and each has an important part to play-
Marion holds the reins of the business and husband Bob provides much needed manufacturing manpower. Daughter Laura, a successful freelance textiled designer in her own right, is the design manager responsible for most of the card imagery.
We continue to design and also manufacture from our studio, so, apart from the tea towels, which are printed in England, we are proud to say that everything we produce has been made locally.
Our cards and gifts are sold in shops, garden centres and galleris throughout Scotland and abroad, but of course we also have a big following of loyal, individual customers on this website who like to purchase handmade cards with a Scottish twist.