When Rozsika Parker wrote The Subversive Stitch (1984) she brought to the fore a powerful exploration of the cultural and socio-economic values of embroidery, which revealed the deep-rooted gender politics that led to the devaluation of ‘feminine’-coded arts.… Editorial #10: Subversive Stitching
Tussar, Chanderi, Kanjeevaram, Bandini, Patola – these are names I would often hear around me while growing up in India, and I remember vividly the accompanied excitement that these words would conjure, and the all-consuming beauty and vibrancy that would follow.… Practice-based: Aninda Varma
North London based artist and activist Rachelle Romeo’s work caught our eye with her powerful and poetic use of embroidery.
Explore Sibande’s alter-ego, the domestic servant Sophie Ntombikayise, who emanates and is entangled by sprawling, supernatural roots of purple fabric…… ‘Always in the Middle’: Unpicking the Fabric of Domesticity with Mary Sibande
How the mysterious and enigmatic artist Madge Gill (1882-1961) defied all expectations of being a working class woman in the early 20th century.… Madge Gill: Creativity with No Boundaries