Our Story

Welcome to North Star Embroidery Ltd, where passion for textile arts meets dedication to craftsmanship.

Founded by Amanda Ho, North Star Embroidery Ltd is rooted in a rich tradition of sewing, embroidery, and crafting excellence. Amanda’s familial ties to the world of textile arts run deep; with a grandmother who was a professional quilter, a mother skilled in sewing, and a father who imparted the art of crochet, Amanda’s journey into professional textile arts was inevitable.

From the tender age of six, Amanda began her sewing journey under her mother’s guidance. Her teenage years saw her immersing herself in the world of machine embroidery, learning invaluable skills while observing her mother hard at work at a local print shop providing expert machine embroidery services. These formative experiences ignited a lifelong passion for textile arts, leading Amanda to establish North Star Embroidery Ltd.

The name “North Star” pays homage to Amanda’s familial legacy, where mariner’s compass and star designs adorned countless crafting projects through the generations. Despite her admission of being “terrible” at quilting, Amanda’s dedication to preserving her family’s crafting tradition shines through in the business’s name.

The inception of North Star Embroidery Ltd was a labor of love, particularly after  the challenges of lockdown. Overcoming obstacles, securing funding, and meticulously crafting the business infrastructure took over a year of tireless effort. In January 2024, North Star Embroidery Ltd proudly set up its operations in a dedicated office space at Anderson Chambers, Market Street, Galashiels, TD1 3AF, culminating in the commencement of trading in February 2024—a momentous occasion for the Ho family.

While Amanda is the driving force behind the business, supported by her husband Danny, who occasionally assists with administrative tasks, and their son Daniel, who lends a hand after school and during holidays, North Star Embroidery Ltd prides itself on delivering personalized, high-quality craftsmanship.

To contact us, please email us at contactus@northstarembroideryltd.com. Additionally, for more information about North Star Embroidery Ltd, we invite you to explore our FAQs section. As we embark on this journey, crafting beautiful pieces tailored just for you, we invite you to join us in celebrating the artistry and dedication that define North Star Embroidery Ltd. If you envision something special created just for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out—we’re here to bring your textile dreams to life.