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Embroidery – November/December 2023

Our featured artists in Nov/Dec 2023 issue:
  • Our dramatic cover image is by Isobel Currie, winner of the FATA 2023 Prize for Innovative Use of Textiles. Discover her winning work and technique inside. Just as dramatic is our ‘in pictures’ look at the Australian Wearable Art Festival – where Gaultier meets Picasso – and there’s plenty of verbal fireworks when we meet the co-founder of the Profanity Embroidery Group based in Whitstable, who also loves to stitch mermaids…

  • Su Richardson’s feminist crochet is part of the new Women in Revolt! exhibition at Tate. Meanwhile, Venetia Dale in Boston combines being a mother to three children under eight with a prize-winning career, while in Johannesburg, Billie Zangewa places herself and her family front and centre in her silk collages, quietly affirming the worth of the feminine archetype.

  • There’s plenty more, from Sarah Gwyer’s socially engaged beaded artworks, Jennifer Collier’s paper makes and LOOP London’s plans for Christmas, to a look inside Mandy Pattullo’s studio, an introduction to No Rules Textile Society and a Canadian artist who relies on a colony of bees to complete her artworks. Intrigued? We hope so…

  • With a 3-page guide to inspirational festive gifts, we have the perfect recipe for a good seasonal read. We hope you enjoy it!

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Feel Inspired


Amanda Cobbett began life as a designer but is now wowing a whole new audience with her hyperreal take on the natural world, in particular her machine embroidered 3D sculptures of fungi. This feature was written by Deena Beverley and published in the November/December 2019 issue

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Ann Goddard was announced as winner of the inaugural Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award in 2019 and was interviewed by Jo Hall for the January/February 2020 issue.

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Rozanne Hawksley found her métier whilst teaching at Goldsmiths in the 1970s. She developed a singular art practice that reflected upon the subjects of war, loss and the abuse of power. June Hill spoke to Hawksley as part of Embroidery’s ‘pioneer’ series, which examined the careers of leading embroiderers of the late 20th century.