November/December 2023

Embroidery Magazine Nov/Dec issue is out now!

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!


A selection of work from our Nov/Dec 2023 issue

Fly Stitch Sand Ripples (detail) (2013) by Isobel Currie, 25cm x 10cm x 25cm, made for a 62 Group exhibition with the theme ‘ebb and flow’.
© Photo by Isobel Currie

Supreme Winner sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Council. Winner: Isabelle Cameron with Dear Babushka

Mermaid in a Tea Cup Reading is one of Annie Taylor’s earlier works
Photo by Annie Taylor