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.
Our dramatic cover image is by Isobel Currie, winner of the FATA 2023 Prize for Innovative Use of Textiles. Discover her winning work and technique inside. Just as dramatic is our ‘in pictures’ look at the Australian Wearable Art Festival – where Gaultier meets Picasso – and there’s plenty of verbal fireworks when we meet the co-founder of the Profanity Embroidery Group based in Whitstable, who also loves to stitch mermaids…
Su Richardson’s feminist crochet is part of the new Women in Revolt! exhibition at Tate. Meanwhile, Venetia Dale in Boston combines being a mother to three children under eight with a prize-winning career, while in Johannesburg, Billie Zangewa places herself and her family front and centre in her silk collages, quietly affirming the worth of the feminine archetype.
There’s plenty more, from Sarah Gwyer’s socially engaged beaded artworks, Jennifer Collier’s paper makes and LOOP London’s plans for Christmas, to a look inside Mandy Pattullo’s studio, an introduction to No Rules Textile Society and a Canadian artist who relies on a colony of bees to complete her artworks. Intrigued? We hope so…
With a 3-page guide to inspirational festive gifts, we have the perfect recipe for a good seasonal read. We hope you enjoy it!