This issue features artists who find their work absorbing - James Fox, Archana Pathak and Flox den Hartog Jager describe their creative processes and Diana Springall, champion of embroidery, talks about her life campaigning to protect the future of the craft.
16 HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN SEW?
Why Rachel Nettles' finely free-machine embroidered vegetables are the real deal
22 HEART OF THE MATTER
Flox den Hartog Jager embeds layer upon layer of myths and stories within her unique images
28 DRAWN TO THE TRUTH
James Fox talks to us about the voluntary work that inspired a series of portraits
34 PAST PRESENT FUTURE
Archana Pathak approaches textiles as a conduit for memory, belonging and identity
40 IMPARTIAL OBSERVER
Rosie James sketches with her sewing machine capturing transitory moments in stitch
46 AMBASSADOR OF EMBROIDERY
Diana Springall has dedicated her life to embroidery and still campaigns fiercely to promote the future of the craft