Writing

I enjoy writing. I research and write about historical and contemporary design, fashion and craft for magazines, the web, books, on my blog and on Twitter and Instagram.

As a journalist I have been writing for magazines including Uppercase, The World of Interiors, Crafts, Embroidery, Ceramic Review and Selvedge for over 15 years. I have also written online content for different websites, most recently for Vitsoe. The list below (I do sometimes like a list) goes back just a year or so, to keep things short. But you get the idea.

  • The World of Interiors May 2021: Nature Inside book review
  • Embroidery May / June 2021: Anna Gravelle feature
  • Embroidery March / April 2021: Louise Baldwin feature
  • Uppercase 49: Patterns designers past and present
  • Ceramic Review March / April 2021: Ikuko Iwamoto feature
  • The Arts Society magazine Spring 2021: Preview Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth and Charlotte Perriand exhibitions
  • Vitsoe Jan 2021: For the love of archives
  • Embroidery Jan / Feb 2021: Daniella Clough feature, Jacob Monk feature
  • Vitsoe Dec 2020: Songs, and the important things in life
  • Coast Dec 2020: Art Deco by the Sea, Laing exhibition review
  • Embroidery Nov / Dec 2020: Anne Kelly feature, Italian Threads, Estorick exhibition review
  • Selvedge 99: Bags: Inside Out, V&A exhibition review
  • Selvedge 98: Susie MacMurray: Murmur, Pangolin exhibition review
  • HALI: Winter 2020: Threads of Life book review
  • Cover Winter 2020: Italian Threads, Estorick exhibition review, Campaign for Wool feature
  • Ceramic Review Nov/Dec 2020: Anne Mette Hjortshøj feature
  • Cover: Autumn 2020: Tanja Kirst feature & Materialising Colour book review
  • Textiel Plus: Oct 2020: Elizabeth Ashdown: a punch of passementerie
  • Crafts Sept / Oct 2020: Online craft exhibitions feature
  • Vitsoe Sept 2020: Softening the edges
  • Ceramic Review Sept / Oct 2020: Tina Vlassopulos feature
  • Embroidery Sept / Oct 2020: Jessie Chorley feature
  • HALI Summer 2020: Tudor Textiles book review
  • Textiel Plus June 2020: Anne Kelly feature
  • Embroidery May June 2020: Diane Meyer and Madge Gill features
  • Selvedge 96: Aino Kajaniemi feature, Dora Jung design file, Unsung Weavers profile
  • Crafts March / April 2020: review Gillian Lowndes exhibition
  • Selvedge 95: Shop Talk: Liberty of London
  • Selvedge 93: Shop Talk: Warp and Weft, review Neil Bottle exhibition
  • Embroidery January 2020: review Julie Cockburn exhibition
  • The World of Interiors December 2019: Grayson Perry exhibition preview
  • Selvedge 92: Shop Talk: Jo Pott Mercers
  • Cover Autumn 2019: review Ella Doran, Fleece to Floor exhibition
  • Textiel Plus: Perfect pop-up exhibition: Arrange Whatever Pieces Come Your Way
  • ABEN ISSUE #002 — OUTSIDERS Articles: Scarlett Hessian, Erin Turkoglu, Ryan Laurita, Andrew Watts
  • Selvedge blog 22.11.19 Neil Bottle post
  • Selvedge 90: review Women’s Work; exhibition
  • ABEN ISSUE #001 — OPEN Articles: It started with a jacket, Ceramic Heritage ,The A in ABEN
  • Embroidery September 2019: feature Darren Ball, review Madge Gill and Faith Ringgold exhibitions
  • The World of Interiors August 2019: Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage exhibition preview
  • Textiel Plus: Stewart Easton: wrangling with the “abstract
  • Uppercase issue 42: Abecedary of Imperfection
  • Embroidery July / August 2019: Review of Women’s Work exhibition
  • Oh Comely issue 47: An Ode to Pockets
  • Selvedge 89: preview Ella Doran exhibition
  • Cover Summer 2019: review Under Your Feet exhibition
  • Uppercase issue 41: Barron & Larcher
  • Embroidery May / June 2019: review Motive / Motif exhibition
  • Selvedge 88: Shop Talk: Merchant and Mills
  • Oh Comely issue 46: An Ode to Lipstick
  • Selvedge 88: Shop Talk: Merchant and Mills
  • Embroidery March / April 2019: feature Michelle Kingdom
  • The World of Interiors January; 2019: Embroidered Stories; Scottish Samplers; exhibition preview
  • Uppercase issue 40: L. Cornelissen & Son
  • Selvedge 87: feature Lesser Spotted: Primmy Chorley
  • Embroidery Jan / Feb; 2019: feature Pauline Nijenhuis
  • Oh Comely; issue 45: An Ode to Wallflowers
  • Selvedge issue 86: Shop Talk: The Cloth Shop, review Baron & Larcher book