Embroidery Magazine

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.


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Embroidery Magazine November/December 2020November/December 2020 issue of Embroidery Magazine

In this issue......

Editor, Jo Hall, says:

ART AS THERAPY? We're probably all familiar with the concept even if we have no direct experience of it. If you are a regular maker, stitcher or embroiderer in any guise, my guess is that you have experienced the positive benefits of crafting something by hand that goes way beyond the final outcome. It's something people are much more willing to talk about since our experiences of lockdown, and a recurring theme amongst this month's artists. Ailish Henderson directly pursues ideas around 'emotional repair' in her work; Selby Hurst Inglefield regards aspects of her creativity as therapy; Cas Holmes is on a journey to explore her heritage.

One thing I admire about our artists is their candour - artists such as Sue Lawty, Alice Fox and Ekta Kaul each bring a unique viewpoint to the materials and concepts present in their work. Their practice is the outcome of many twists, turns, pursuits and passions. One might be able to mimic what they do, but only they can explain why a certain thread, stone or choice of imagery is truly meaningful to the artistic choices they make. Multi-faceted and ever curious they, and our other featured artists, all evidence how making helps us go within and know ourselves better. It's a salve during such uncertain times, one we can all draw upon - and I salute them, and you, our talented, creative readers.

Jo Hall

EDITOR - Embroidery Magazine

Follow me on Twitter: @johalleditor

Anne Kelly

On the cover - The Road Less Travelled

Anne Kelly has long been fascinated by travel and has made it the subject of her latest book

Ekta Kaul

Under Cover Agent

Ekta Kaul's Story Maps define the artist not only as a storyteller but as a revealer of stories

Selby Hurst Inglefield

Home is Where the Art Is

Selby Hurst Inglefield's captivating needle punched artworks are attracting attention

Ailish Henderson

Picture Perfect

Ailish Henderson explains why she believes in the power of making for emotional repair

Alice Fox

The Sewing Room

Alice Fox's singular practice is reflected in the nature of her making space

Cas Holmes

Family Ties

Landscape and environment, heritage and belonging loom large in the work of cas Holmes

Christmas Gift Guide

Present and Correct

Christmas Gift Guide


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