Embroidery Magazine

Archived since EMBROIDERESS 1922 No. 1 Complete Archive Bi-monthly
467 issues
Embroidery magazine is exclusively devoted to all aspects of embroidery and stitched textiles in art, design, craft and textile culture.

The magazine has built a reputation for quality and integrity over the years. Our goal is to bring you the latest, most exciting and innovative stitched work – we interview the artists, educators, curators and designers who matter, showcasing their talent as well as reporting on trends.

In each issue you will find in-depth profiles, artists’ essays, and reviews of the latest textile books and exhibitions, as well as news and listings of fashion and textile exhibitions in the UK, all underpinned by inspirational photography.

Embroidery is published six times a year in January, March, May, July, September and November. It is available on subscription and enjoyed by creative people with an interest in creative, innovative stitched work and textiles.

The Embroideress was a quarterly magazine published by Pearsall and Company and the Old Bleach Linen Company from 1922 until 1939. The Embroideress published articles by a new generation of embroidery teachers who were leading the way in terms of creativity in stitching. Illustrations were black and white, with some colour plates. The magazine contained current designs, reviews of books and current embroidery exhibits, information on embroidery from different countries, articles about historical textiles or collections, and different embroidery techniques.

Latest issue
An exhilarating safari around Sophie Standing’s exotic animal portraits, including our cover star, a purple-hued gorilla, is our lead article in the May/June issue. Sophie uses everything from eco-printing to appliqué and densely worked embroidery to bring her works to life and create an incredible energy in her work.
Sue Hotchkis’s work is similarly striking. She explains her delight in decay, the methods she uses to recreate this and how her travels abroad have influenced her oeuvre. Similarly, Marian Jazmik is influenced by travels to far-flung islands, as well as the coast at home, with her recent process-led work resulting in her series Corallum, based on coral.
Victoria Villasana from Mexico could be called the ‘Textile Banksy’ as she yarnbombs not only black and white portraits but the streets. Meanwhile, Sam Miller’s vintage-inspired art dolls are uncanny – a cross between rabbit-like people and sprites. Sam’s story of using art to recover from severe illness is an inspiring one.
Elsewhere, Katie Tubbing reveals her high fashion work, we preview London Craft Week and a forthcoming exhibition at the Tate, Now You See Us: Women artists in Britain 1520–1920, and meet one of the newest members of the 62 Group. Enjoy!

Subjects: Applied Art, Crafts, Textiles

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  • First Issue: EMBROIDERESS 1922 No. 1
  • Latest Issue: May 2024
  • Issue Count: 467
  • Published: Bi-monthly
  • ISSN: ISSN 2753-4685