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 September/October 2019September/October 2019 issue of Embroidery Magazine

In this issue......

Editor, Jo Hall, says:

We love to champion work by those starting out on their embroidery journey. Our graduate roundup is a large part of this and visiting the shows in the search for new talent is always exciting. What happens to these talented students in the years after graduation is often less clear, especially in these uncertain times.

So it's wonderful to revisit the work of Lora Avedian, who graduated from Manchester Met in 2009 and whom we included in our student pick of the crop that year. Lora now has a decade as a maker under her belt - check out her exquisite embroidery (p22), which has made her a favourite with The New Craftsmen and commercial clients alike. We also shine a light on two artists as they publish their first books 'Poetic Cloth' by Hannah Lamb and 'The Embroidered Art of Chloe Giordano' by Chloe Giordano. Meanwhile Darren Ball demonstrates how inspiration can strike when you least expect it any any point in one's career. And last but never least we take a look at the pioneering career of Roz Hawksley, a searingly honest artist and author of some of the most evocative and unforgettable works in textile. It is an honour to present their work to you - we hope you enjoy it.

Jo Hall


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Lora Avedian

On the cover - In Full Bloom

Traditional embroidery gets a new lease of life with New Craftsmen favourite Lora Avedian (page 22)

Local Colour

First Person - Claire Wellesley-Smith

Local Colour - Claire's community residency, encourages people to explore their area's textile heritage. (page 14)

Hannah Lamb

Time & Place

Cloth and making form the sensory language at the heart of Hannah Lamb's textile practice. (page 28)

Chloe Giordano

Painting with the Needle

Chloe Giordano's delicate, illustrative hand embroidery is in demand by commercial and private clients alike. (page 34)

Darren Ball

Retro Perspective

Trained in knit but a convert to stitch, Darren Ball exploits textiles' storytelling potential. (page 40)

Roz Hawksley

The Work I Have to Make

Rozanne Hawksley's pioneering practice has consistently held up a searing lens to issues of personal loss, injustice and the abuse of power. (page 44)


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