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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March/April 2019 issue of Embroidery Magazine

Embroidery magazine March/April 2019

In this issue......

Editor, Jo Hall, says:

"THAT WHOLE BODY OF WORK was made about this political situation... there are some things that are happening, which are so egregious that I can't not say anything" reveals the American artist Michelle Kingdom in our interview. Whilst controversy and paralysis continue to surround Brexit as we go to press, we turn our attention to artists working with textiles who comment on the wider issues of politics, injustice or identity. Take American artist Lisa Kolkin, whose practice has been doing just that since the 1970s whether it is US intervention in the affairs of other countries or Jewish history. "Content is the anchor of my work", she says "but materials and aesthetics are just as important". Jakkai Sributr began reflecting on politics after returning from the US to Thailand. "First and foremost an artist, not activist" he feels it is his duty "to address or raise issues that I feel strongly about and often are historical narratives neglected by the state". Our other featured artists are no less passionate. For the Swedish artist and designer Ulla-Stina Wikander, "recycling and the feminist angle" are at the heart of her practice, whilst there are few limits to the output, or the international clientele in Karen Nicol's career as a freelance embroidery designer, artist and tutor over the last 40 years. Finally we reveal how UK artists are having an impact in the annual live World of Wearable Art Show in New Zealand - a visual extravaganza unlike anything else in the world today.

Jo Hall


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Embroidery Magazine 2019 Reader Survey

Embroidered Treasures: BirdsThis issue includes our 2019 Embroidery Magazine Reader Survey - you can win one of five copies of Embroidered Treasures: Birds by completing the survey. See below but also page 59 in the magazine. Please note our Competition/Prize Draw terms and conditions are below:

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Michelle Kingdom

On the cover - From Memory to Metaphor - Michelle Kingdom

The Los Angeles-based artist Michelle Kingdom embroiders tiny worlds that explore personal narratives, which she describes as psychological landscapes or illuminating thoughts left unspoken. Michelle is exhbiting at bG Gallery in Santa Monica, California in the group show Uncommon Thread 9 - 31 March 2019 and a solo show 20 April - 12 May 2019.

She says of her work "People always say it must be so relaxing and I'm like fighting out of a warzone on every single piece."


Wild by Art Textiles Made in Britain

Textiles Go Wild - Wild is a new exhibition by Art Textiles Made in Britain

This exhibition presents work by the eleven members of Art Textiles plus two guest artists. At the Bramble Patch, Weedon, Northants from 6 - 23 April 2019


Creu/Make Exhibition

Creu/Make - Oriel Davies, Newtown

Reviewing the exhibition of 18 contributors including textile makers, Creu/Make is intended as a celebration of contemporary Welsh craftmanship.


Cultured Club - the work of Jakkai Siributr

Cultured Club - the work of Thai artist Jakkai Siributr

Jakkai studied art in the United States and now practices in his native Thailand where he creates textiles that tackle thorny issues surrounding identity, religious expression and contemporary Thai culture. He has been selected for the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia on show until April 2019.

Karen Nicol - Leading the Way

Karen Nicol - the next in our series of embroidery pioneers

Karen Nicol's name is synonymous with embroidery. She co-founded the RCA's original embroidery MA and has designed for fashion's most iconic names, as well as creating her own gallery work. One of ony 200 Royal Designers for Industry, we chart her prolific career.


Back to Life - Ulla-Stina Wikander

Back to Life - Ulla-Stina Wikander reinvents needlepoint embroideries

Swedish artist Ulla-Stina Wikander began rescuing needlepoint embroideries from flea markets in 2012 with no real purpose except curiosity until she discovered a unique way to reinvent them.


Embroidery Magazine Survey

Embroidery Magazine Reader Survey 2019

Win one of 5 copies of Embroidered Treasures: Birds by completing our Survey

We are offering the chance to win one of five copies of the book Embroidered Treasures: Birds (worth £20) to readers (UK only) completing the survey. Please see page 59 to enter.

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