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Fri, 17 Dec 2021

Complete & Fully-Searchable Archive of Embroidery and Embroideress Magazine Now Available For Digital Subscriptions

London, 17th December 2021

Complete & Fully-Searchable Archive of Embroidery and Embroideress Magazine Now Available For Digital Subscriptions

The Embroiderers’ Guild has digitised the complete archive of its publication Embroidery Magazine as well as The Embroideress in conjunction with archive experts, Exact Editions. Dating back to 1922, the new archive is available for institutional and individual subscriptions and is seamlessly available across web, iOS and Android devices.

The Guild is a UK charity dedicated to educating people of all ages about the world of embroidery and textile art - from the sheer pleasure of stitching to the design, creativity and production of unique inspirational works.

Embroidery Magazine is published six times a year and first rolled off the press in 1932 – making it one of the longest standing textile magazines published today. The magazine is exclusively devoted to all aspects of embroidery and stitched textiles in art, design, craft and textile culture. The publication has built a reputation for quality and integrity throughout its history, with a goal to bring its readers the latest, most exciting and innovative stitched work. Each issue features in-depth profiles, artists’ essays, and reviews of the latest textile books and exhibitions, as well as news and listings of fashion and textile exhibitions in the UK, all underpinned by inspirational photography. 

The Embroideress was a quarterly magazine published by Pearsall and Company and the Old Bleach Linen Company from 1922 until 1939.  The Embroideress published articles by embroidery teachers who were leading the way in terms of creativity in stitching. The magazine contained designs, reviews of books and embroidery exhibits, information on embroidery from different countries, articles about historical textiles or collections, and different embroidery techniques.

The issues are organised in stacks to facilitate easy navigation, whether browsing on a computer or mobile device. Subscribers can search across individual issues as well as the complete archive, making the resource an ideal research tool to locate references to specific artists and topics.

Embroidery Magazine is available in the Exact Editions shops here:

Individual Subscriptions

Institutional Subscriptions

Jo Hall, freelance writer, curator and editor of Embroidery Magazine, commented “Embroidery Magazine has documented the development of embroidery and textiles – from domestic pastime to art form – over nine decades. This archive offers researchers, artists and curators access to this rich history and the incredible stories of the makers and artists who contributed to the development of the craft.”

Anthea Godfrey, Artistic Director of The Embroiderers’ Guild, commented: “The archive is a wonderful resource for all crafts, stitch and art enthusiasts. To be able to track trends and changes over a century is fascinating, and the wide array of content will be enjoyed by readers around the world.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “We’re so pleased to have the Embroiderer’s Guild on board, and they make a brilliant addition to our strong roster of art and design magazines that are so popular in the institutional market.”


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