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.
The September/October issue of Embroidery magazine is a cornucopia of rainbow hues and innovative textiles, with an international slant. Our cover features the work of Gurjeet Singh, one of the South Asian artists showing previously unseen works at Lancashire’s British Textile Biennial in October.
We have a seven-page guide to the inspirational Knitting and Stitching Show London, and elsewhere, feature the Renwick Invitational at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, which for the first time is wholly devoted to Native American and Alaska Native art.
Liz Cook profiles New Zealand artist Ron Te Kawa whose exuberant practice brings vivacity, colour and Maori meanings, while we also take a look at the work of Helen O’Shea, a pioneering sculptor of recyclable plastic milk bottles.
We find out how Catherine Hill’s world changed when she became an Embroiderers’ Guild member, and meet Nikki Parmenter, who has developed her own ‘plastic entrapment’ technique with sensational results.
We’re also suggesting you get involved in seam collective’s #SeptTextileLove on Instagram, responding to a different prompt each day.
Plus, we have news of awards, courses, fresh talent, Diva Fever, Embroidery Loves... and an extended what’s on section.