The first production that saw [Michele Carragher] undertake the role of a Principal Costume Embroiderer was for HBO’s Elizabeth 1.
Her most recent work has been on HBO’s television series Game of Thrones.
Michele specializes in hand embroidery and surface embellishment, using traditional hand embroidery techniques, smocking, beading and surface decoration.
She works directly onto the completed garment or starts with motifs and textures on silk crepeline/organza, which are applied to the costume and then worked into once on the actual garment.
Below is a time-lapse video of 42 hours of work compressed into 10 seconds:
Via Michele Carragher.