Embroidery Magazine Volume 72 September/October 2021
We are delighted to be stocking Embroidery Magazine. This gorgeous magazine is published six times a year and is packed full of in-depth artist profiles, artist’s essays, reviews of the latest textile books and exhibitions, news & listings of fashion and textile exhibitions in the UK and abroad, along with inspirational images.
The magazine aims to bring you the best of embroidery and textiles, talking to makers and artists who share their passion for embellishing the surface – giving readers a unique insight into all facets of this sumptuous craft.
‘Colourful stitches’ is the phrase that best reflects the textile art showcased in the September edition of Embroidery magazine.
From the jewel tones of the hand embroidered birds created by our cover artist Justien van der Winkel, to the bold machine embroidered portraits stitched by Suzy Wright, in which the brightly stitched hues literally leap off the page.
There’s also machine embroidered animals from Mrs Bertimus, who also talks about her new book, as well as machine embroidered landscapes by artist and tutor, Dionne Swift. As we reveal, each uses the sewing machine in a completely unique way.
We interview American artists Jenny Hart, who was one of the first to examine celebrity through the lens of hand embroidery, and quilter Heidi Parkes who is pushing the expressive boundaries of quilting – with colourful results. And we reveal how Olga Prinku came to embroider with dried flowers.
We step inside the studio of Julia Griffiths Jones, whose creative space is a living archive, as well as a space to plan for the future. Then we step back in time, turning the pages of Whitelands College’s Specimens of Needlework. As ever, the range of work produced by our featured artists reflects the never-ending flow of ideas and trends in embroidery that make it so exciting – and so limitless as a medium.