Whether you are a keen embroiderer or simply love fabric and textiles, Embroidery magazine is filled with ideas and features to inspire you. Each edition is packed with colourful features on contemporary and traditional textiles, and keeps you up to date with news of the latest shows and events taking place around the UK. Our diary and what's on pages show you what's hot, while our features delve into the vibrant world of textiles, fashion and embroidery - covering everything from craft to catwalk and more! Our mission is to bring you the best of embroidery and textiles, talking to makers and stitchers who share their passion for embellishing the surface with us – giving our readers a unique insight into all facets of this sumptuous craft. In our book section, you'll find the latest books on fashion, embroidery and textiles.
from the editor
art in exile
LONDON DESIGN FEST: WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
Women of letters
Limited edition natural threads
second nature • The Hand & Lock Prize 2022 has asked entrants to imagine a world where we live side by side with nature, leading to some stellar textile works
A CAREER BOO ST SEW UNIQUE… • The Embroiderers’ Guild and Knitting and Stitching Shows would like to connect with some 400 graduates who over three decades have been offered a free showcase at these events. Please help spread the word…
The Guild needs YOU!
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Embroiderers’ Guild scholar - Jessica Grady
Embroiderers’ Guild graduate - Tabitha Buckley
dare to wear!
FLOWER POWER • Fleur Woods explains how she leapt from commercial art to her own gallery and the intricacies of ‘stitch-painting’
living dolls • ANNIE MONTGOMERIE’S NEW EXHIBITION WILL PROVIDE A BROAD SHOWCASE FOR HER EXQUISITE RANGE OF EERILY LIFELIKE ANIMAL CHARACTERS AND DOLLS
snow white • JENNY ADIN-CHRISTIE LET’S US INTO HER WORLD, WHICH HER FAMILY CALL ‘JENNYLAND’, AS SHE SHARES HER EXPERTISE IN A NEW BOOK ON WHITEWORK
FLORAL COTTAGE INDUSTRY • Corinne Young loved embroidery as a child but it was to be decades before she became a textile artist, creating 3D flowers from her 17th century cottage studio
Trust me, I’m an EMBROIDERER! • ‘The embroiderer will see you now…’ Cath Janes has two years’-worth of commissions after her own illnesses led her along an unusual but rewarding career path
the fairy trees of Ireland • Eileen McNulty is a textile artist living in County Meath, who creates one-off contemporary pieces that portray the beauty of the lush Irish landscape and its folklore
ALL AT SEA • With Romany heritage, Cas Holmes is a traveller-artist becalmed by coronavirus and her life-partner’s illness, but elements of this new life have already fed into her touring exhibition Places, Spaces and Traces. Based on themes of home and migration, the greater part of this exhibition revolves around the rhythmic BBC Radio Four Shipping Forecast and what that may mean for emigrants across the world as they take to the seas in search of a better life. International Migrants Day is on 18 December
give fleece a chance • IN THE HANDS OF GLADYS PAULUS, WOOL FELT IS COAXED TO MOULD INTO COMPLEX THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS BUT IT HASN’T ALWAYS BEEN AN EASY PATH FOR THE DUTCH/JAVANESE ARTIST
CURIOUSER & CURIOUSER • Jane Hoodless grew up visiting museums, those hushed and hallowed rabbit warrens, a huge influence on work that plays with the real and the imagined. The artist looks at the darker side of human life often sculpting with textiles
UP IN ARMS • The protests of the women of Greenham Common have not been forgotten and neither has their own extraordinary...