Meet the team


My name is Virginie Lykins, I’m an independent student of historical needlework and founder of

I collect, preserve and do digital reproductions of antique embroidery patterns. My specialties are Berlin woolwork designs, Sajou and samplers.


"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


My father Didier Martin is a talented artist and paper models designer, he has provided some artwork, graphic designs, and inspiration for Roland-designs.



Laura Martin is my youngest sister and someone I have often turned to for counsel and advice regarding Roland-designs. Through the years she has contributed some original patterns, and graphic work.


Laura is a talented artist and sommelier.

My daughter Rosaline  helps  with charting. 

She's a student. 

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