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 January/February issue of Embroidery Magazine brings a fresh sweep and a plethora of opportunities. We have teamed up with Brother to create The Brother Creative Machine Embroidery Challenge with the opportunity for two artists to experiment with Brother’s latest tech for a period of four months, to push the capabilities of these machines and move their practice in new directions. With an abundance of other opportunities and competitions in this issue, it’s a ‘must read’.
Elsewhere, we preview the year ahead, catch up with the winners of the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery and meet an artist whose home has probably the most anarchic interior in London. French fancies are served up by Severine Gallardo whose towering narrative headdresses have eclectic inspiration, while Anna Perach, an Israeli artist now living in the UK, discusses the new direction of her work and her research into historical medicine and witchcraft. There are pieces, too, on the beauty of avian stitch, the zinging colours of the Caribbean in raffia art and the new qualification set to shake up the world of embroidery. And, if the winter blues are setting in, we preview a few of the enticing retreats planned for 2024. We also meet the FATA award-winner, preview an exhibition with 100 political works at the Barbican and discover ‘Meteobotany’. Just what is it?
Finally, our cover features the author of Forage & Stitch, a new book that sets out to inspire us with fresh ways to use foraged finds from the natural world in our art. The depths of winter have never looked so evocative.