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Embroidery – January February 2021 – Volume 72 – Out Now

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Hoop Dogg, 2020     © Danielle Clough

As we enter the New Year, the January-February 2021 issue opens with a review of some of the textile trends to emerge in recent years, and we highlight those we think will stick around in 2021 – from craftivism and working with natural materials, to our love affair with colour.

In place of our usual book reviews, we highlight 20 new textile books being published this year – from embroidery to quilting, methods to mastery, there is something for everyone in our selection.

In between, we’ve packed our pages with some of the brightest, best, most inspirational talent we could find, each of whom is a master of technique.


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Amanda Cobbett started out as a designer but is now wowing a whole new audience with her hyperreal embroidered take on the natural world


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Rozanne Hawksley found her metier whilst teaching at Goldsmiths in the 1970's, and went on to develop a singular practice in which she does not flinch at tackling the subjects of war, loss and the abuse of power


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Ann Goddard, winner of the inaugural Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award in 2019 talks to us about her influence as a maker


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Diana Springall is among the most well-known of all British textile artists and textile art enthusiasts. Diana has featured in Embroidery magazine over the years from 1969 to as recently as 2019, has subscribed since 1959 and has depended on the magazine for both her own education and practice as a teacher and lecturer.


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Alice Kettle


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Alice Kettle is a contemporary textile/fibre artist based in the UK and recently took on the role of President of the Embroiderers' Guild. She has established a unique area of practice by her use of a craft medium, consistently and on an unparalleled scale. Alice believes that Embroidery magazine must hold an essential place in the future of embroidery.


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Libbertine Vale is a passionate, contextual free-motion embroidery artist from rural Herefordshire. As a subscriber, Libbertine describes Embroidery magazine as a life-enhancing resource to those of us that are 'hooked on thread'.


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As a senior fashion academic at Sheffield Hallam University, David views Embroidery magazine as a source to inspire his students and break down any preconceptions on what embroidery is and what embroidery can be and as a student, believes that it is a valuable source for reference and inspiration, helping to break through creative blocks.


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