Nathan Hanford is Three Letter Man
An embroiderer, taught by his grandmother, Nathan is also an artist. Originally he hails from Massachussets, arriving in the UK more than five years ago - never believing he could leave his beloved New York behind.
He's now firmly esconced in his delightful studio/atelier in Columbia Road
and settled in a house close-by complete with a garden and a couple of whippets...
Nathan has a designer's eye - evident in his work and in the small still lives created in his studio space with 'found' objects from his journeys so far - there is a stillness here and a timeless quality.
He quietly sits in the window embroidering and it is here that he creates his bespoke designs for a growing and discerning clientele. He creates samplers which are framed and displayed in the studio and he works to commission.
He will embroider anything and everything and you can be involved in the creative process, after initial discussions he'll make sketches and then proceed to the embroidery stage.
Bags, tee shirts, cushions - samplers and much more.
Here you have the chance to buy a gift that is truly unique and even be a part of its creation.
The bustle of Columbia Road
goes on below, and above it all at 146, you will find an extraordinary, talented and charming fellow - do climb that stairway...