From Back Bedroom to Barrow
Based in the picturesque Ribble Valley at Barrow half way between Whalley and Clitheroe, STITCH IT is a family run company with over 30 years experience in the clothing, embroidery print and design industry.
Mark had always wanted to run his own embroidery and print business after years of working for others, so after a change of circumstances and a move to the area he decided it was ‘now or never’. Starting off in the back bedroom at home he built the business up to where it is today at our modern & expanding unit at Barrow.
Mark is the driving force and creative talent of the Stitch It team. He has passion, flair and enthusiasm and destermination. With over 25 years of knowledge and skill as a digitizer, and a former approved Wilcom Software trainer ( even teaching his skills in Kenya ) he knows how to turn any design into an embroidery, from basic text to full banner designs of over 300,000 stitches. Mark designed the bulldog on the left from scratch, making the embroidery appear as a 3D textured effect. He is also experienced in garment printing and design origination, using sublimation, screen print, vinyl, and digital printing methods.
“ My Grandad was my inspiration. He used to repair industrial sewing machines and first got me interested in the textile industry. A thirst for knowledge and learning new skills has got me where I am today. I’m sure my grandad would be proud”