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 March/Aprll 2020March/April 2020 issue of Embroidery Magazine

In this issue......

Editor, Jo Hall, says:

The world of creative textiles is built upon a rich and vibrant history - one furnished by collections books, journals (including Embroidery), exhibitions, institutions and I've yet to meet anyone working with textiles who doesn't have their own stash of textile finds and personal mementos. There's so much to appreciate about this unique heritage and always more to explore as reflected in Abigail Booth's move into making her own pigments (p30) and Ema Shin's approach to tapestry (p18). It's always interesting to discover the personal stories too, which are another valuable part of this collective history. Sara Cook (p36) and Eszter Bornemisza (p42) describe the unique journeys that led them to creative textiles. Shelly Goldsmith's investigation into memory and clothing was triggered by a poignanat photo (p14). For Bobby Britnell, her love of textiles is bound up with bark cloth and she reveals more about this special material (p48). For others the journey is just beginning. Our cover star Olga Prinku was inspired by the creative energy of Haute Couture embroidery but she's adding a new twist through her appreciation of natural materials (p24). We are so fortunate as a community to have so many disciplines and materials upon which to draw, as demonstrated by he brilliant artists in this issue.

Jo Hall


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Olga Prinku

On the cover - Flower Power

Olga Prinku reveals her unique approach to combining natural materials with embroidery (p24)

Fabric: Touch & Identity

Fabric: Touch and Identity - an exhibition

A new exhibition at Compton Verney developed by Prof. Lesley Millar and Embroiderers' Guild President Alice Kettle (p12)

Ema Shin

Life's Rich Tapestry

Ema Shin has developed a multifaceted practice, one unfettered by boundaries (p18)

Bags: Inside Out

Embroidery loves.... Bags: Inside Out - an exhibition at the V & A

The V & A examines the phenomenon of the significance of bags and their position as a global fashion obsession (p7)

Abigail Booth

Cut to the Edge - Abigail Booth's quilts

Working across textiles and painting Abigail Booth's quilts explore the histories of piecework, pigment, cloth and handwork (p30)

Sara Cook

The Art of Bojagi - Sara Cook

Meet artist Sara Cook, the UK's leading expert on traditional Korean wrapping cloths (p36)

Bobby Britnell

From the Tree of Life - Bobby Britnell

Textile artist ad tutor Bobby Britnell reveals why Ugandan bark cloth is her fabric of choice (p48)


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