September/October 2022

Our featured artists for September-October are:

Cover story: Bryony Rose Jennings' anthropomorphic mice are imbued with life

Fresh talent - four artists intent on making, or already starting to make waves: Jongbum Kim, Imogen Morris, Sarah Joy-Ford and Poppy Nash

Jane Hall - Jane has found nature to be the perfect remedy, whether surrounding or flowing from her beautiful studio

Serena Partridge - Welcome to the artist’s minuscule world of wonder

Kaffe Fassett - My Textile Life meets the Master Colourist and textile doyen

Adriene Hughes - The climate change crisis is the focus of Adriene’s artworks

Sarah J Harper - Ethereal textiles that focus on the long shadow of Covid-19

Jennie Moncur - Handwoven tapestries offering a shot-blast of colour

Johanna Flanagan - Aka The Pale Rook, whose beautiful dolls do the talking

Cornelia Parker - throwing the spotlight on Magna Carta (An Embroidery)

Clare Hunter - the acclaimed author of Threads of Life takes a look at the embroideries of Mary, Queen of Scots

Human trafficking - Collaborative quilts made to throw the spotlight on human trafficking to raise awareness and help to heal

Tibetan thangkas - One artist’s journey to discover and master the Tibetan thangka

Plus, a host of exhibition reviews, courses, news, what’s on and Embroidery Loves


A selection of work from our September/October 2022 issue

By Bryony Rose Jennings Jierra 2
Bryony Rose Jennings can create one of her mice in a day, and the process is so familiar she can now concentrate on drawing out their character. Pictured here is Jierra, perhaps making a declaration of love.

Doll by Johanna Flanagan

Photo: ©Jannica Honey

Johanna Flanagan, known online as The Pale Rook, imbues her dolls with demeanours and attitudes that bely the sparse use of materials or embellishment.

They are constructed in calico, commonly used to make toiles or test garments for patterns, and Flanagan loves the fact that this was a material that was never meant to be seen, which lends itself to creating the feeling that the beholder is viewing something private, something they should not be.

Tibetan thangka rinchen-wongmo. All in This Together, 2020
All in This Together, 2020, silk satin and thread; silk and rayon brocade; cotton quilt fabric; horsehair; ink-jet printing on cotton, 42.5in x 30.5in.