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Chesterfield Embroidery – About Us

Chesterfield Embroidery is a well established business offering high quality embroidery on a range of garments and other items. We also offer garment and gift printing and a design service.

The company started in 1988, originally on Pottery Lane. Colin Tomlin was made redundant from his engineering job, but having seen an embroidery machine in action thought this was something he could make a go of. He bought a six head machine – which has only just been replaced!

In 2001 Colin was joined by Chris, who was working in a joinery unit nearby, and offered to help out when Colin’s daughter was on holiday. Chris was supposed to stay for two weeks, but this stretched in to months then years. Colin and Chris became good friends, then romance bloomed and they married in 2003.

They worked together seven days a week, and the business continued to grow. The unit moved to Devonshire Buildings and then to Staveley, where it is now. Sadly, Colin became ill in late 2011. He and Chris talked about the future and Colin was keen that Chris kept the business going. He passed away on New Year’s Eve, and Chris is now carrying on.

Chris loves the business and enjoys what she does very much. She had always enjoyed hand embroidery and crafts, so was in her element when Colin asked her to stay on back in 2001. Chesterfield Embroidery still has some of its existing customers from 1988. Long term clients include ….JuJitsu and Chesterfield Canal Trust.

Services include:

Embroidery on clothing, bags, hats and caps

Garment printing for promotional t-shirts etc

Branding on workwear, sportswear and leisurewear

Patches for leather

Print on Mugs and wine bottles

Decoration on Fashion items.

Chris can also produce items for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.     These include framed certificates or special pictures. Chesterfield Embroidery can offer a full design service as well as producing your logo and brand images. Chris can also supply over 2,000 different items of clothing

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