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 2020September/October 2020 issue of Embroidery Magazine

In this issue......

Editor, Jo Hall, says:

This has been a year unlike any other. When events continue to be so challenging at home and in the wider world, one wonders will people still be interested in reading about art textiles? What use is art in the face of so many other priorities? While I'm not suggesting that art is more important than education, health or the economy I believe it's a part of what helps build a healthy society. Before we can find good answers to the challenges we face, we need to ask good questions - art and artists (and good arts education, but that's another story) do this. As Anne Smith comments (page 30) part of the artist's role is to pay attention and try to make a personal statement that may reflect a universal truth. The world may change but without awareness there is no progress: art paves the way for greater understanding. Jennifer Harris writes (page 54) that textiles provide 'an important link between cultures... and can contribute to new cultural dialogues that transcend geography'. Speaking of which, to the many readers who got in touch after my previous editorial to share their appreciation of the magazine and their support (from as far afield as the US, New Zealand and Australia, as well as British shores) I appreciate your kind words of encouragement - thank you. I hope you're all safe and well and that you enjoy this latest edition.

Jo Hall


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Little Shop of Wonders

On the cover - Little Shop of Wonders

It's been 15 years since Jessie Chorley opened the doors of her Columbia Road shop - we ask what's in store in 2020 and beyond?

Claire Baker and Babushkas of Chernobyl

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

Claire Baker on her relationship with the Babushkas of Chernobyl and their embroidery

Anne Smith

The Shape of Things to Come

Anne Smith turned to textiles, enamoured by the traditions and considered pace of quilting

Land Girls

Land Girls

Vivienne Beaumont's machine embroidered narratives capture her affection for ancient landscapes as well as personal obsessions.

Mandy Patullo

Re-use, Restore, Reinvent

Mandy Patullo has built her artistic practice around a passion for reinventing textiles

Henry Hussey

Relative Values

Personal history collides with classical references in the work of Henry Hussey

Hilary Bower

Silent Witness

Hilary Bower roots her practice in the quiet observation of the incidental and the ordinary


All the latest Books, Exhibitions, Previews and News from the world of contemporary and historical embroidery and textile design, artistry and embellishment.
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