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front 07 EMBROIDERY LOVES Land girls... Deborah Collum and Sylvie Millen in Cheltenham 08 NEWS/GUILD GRADUATE Some stories to take note of, plus meet Guild Grad Olivia Conway 10 FRESH TALENT Hannah Crump reveals her experiences of filming the BBC’s Make it at Market and her lockdown conversion to embroidery 13 COMPETITION WINNERS Announcing the results of our competition in partnership with Brother [Sewing Machines] 17 WARP AND WEFT Katharine Swailes and Caron Penney reveal their working lives 18 LIFE IN ORDER The regularity of cross stitch is a way of ordering the messiness of life for artist Victoria Potter 20 OFFBEAT ARTIST Saskia Bunce-Rath’s strange humanoid figures speak volumes 24 THE SEWING ROOM Mathilde Renes lives on an Amsterdam barge from where she plies her needle to create playful art

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features 14 DARN BRILLIANT! Hikaru Noguchi’s beautiful, visible darning is akin to an artwork. Now, she is lauching a book about her invention, the ‘darning brooch’ 26 SPACE FOR CREATIVITY Frieda Toranzo Jaeger is a Mexican artist who works in both oils and thread, with her family creating the all-important ‘Pre-Columbian’ stitch 30 FRINGE BENEFITS Tate St Ives is showing work by Outi Pieski, a Sami native for whom ‘craft’ and ‘art’ coalesce 34 FACE TO FACE Representing the face using vintage fabrics, thread and other mediums, Sue Dove’s works are both decorative and impressionistic 38 FIRST PERSON: PAWS FOR APPLAUSE Barbara Franc introduces her menagerie of artworks, with their characteristic frayed fabric edges and brightly coloured threads 42 EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY Ali Ferguson takes the stories that mothers don’t often tell and juxtaposes them with items such as crisp white children’s dresses and shoes 46 MEET THE EAST GROUP Hailing from East Anglia, EAST stitching group reveal what defines them 48 BLACK WOMEN AND STITCH Dr Rose Sinclair has been researching the Jamaican diaspora front room and the influence of Windrush, seeing them through the lens of Dorcas Clubs

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ON THE COVER: Annemieke Mein, The Silverfish (2019) PHOTOGRAPHY: LINDSAY ROBERTS, COURTESY OF GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY

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50 COME FLY WITH ME At the age of 80, Annemieke Mein’s retrospective in Australia is a tribute to her achievements in documenting native wildlife

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Explore the world of Textile Art this Spring with Embroidery magazine! See page 62 for details of our digital archive offers...

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reviews 23 TAKE 5 Books to inspire (and win!) 29 OUT AND ABOUT 55 EXHIBITIONS David Morrish: Kingfly, Sunbury-on-Thames Quilt Art: Material Evidence, Birmingham Cloth and Clay, Arundel 58 WHAT’S ON A look at the months ahead

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