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 write for magazines including Uppercase, The World of Interiors, Crafts, Embroidery and Selvedge. I have written online content for different websites. The list below (I do sometimes like a list) goes back 5 years or so to keep things short. But you get the idea.

  • HALI Summer 2020: Tudor Textiles book review
  • Embroidery May June 2020: Diane Meyer and Madge Gill features
  • Selvedge 96: Aino Kajaniemi feature, Dora Jung design file
  • Crafts March / April 2020: review Gillian Lowndes exhibition
  • 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
  • Vogue Japan Dec; 2018: Wedding
  • Uppercase issue 39: Rag Makers
  • Selvedge issue 85: Shop Talk: The Old Haberdashery, review Audrey Walker exhibition
  • Embroidery Sept / Oct 2018: feature Stewart Francis Easton
  • Selvedge issue 84: Shop Talk: Baileys, review Azzedine Alaïa exhibition
  • Selvedge issue 83: Shop Talk: Cassie Mercantile
  • Selvedge issue 82: Shop Talk: Merci, review Shelia Bownas exhibition
  • Oh Comely; issue 44: An ode to stationery
  • The World of Interiors August 2018: Lucie Rie exhibition preview
  • Embroidery July / August 2018: feature on Daniel Kornrumpf
  • Uppercase; issue 38: Packaging Appeal
  • Embroidery May / June 2018: features on Takashi Iwasaki, Caroline Zoob, Lisa Vaughan Thomas
  • Selvedge issue 81: Shop Talk: Merci, review Shelia Bownas exhibition
  • Oh Comely; issue 42: An ode to aprons
  • Uppercase; issue 37: Design for Today
  • Embroidery March / April 2018: features Caitlin Hinshelwood and Anne Kelly
  • Selvedge issue 80: Shop Talk: Egg, preview Nuno exhibition
  • Embroidery Jan / Feb 2018: feature May Morris, preview Nuno exhibition
  • Uppercase issue 36: Paul Leith
  • Embroidery Sept / Oct 2017: Ellie Mac and Nancy Nicholson
  • Vogue Japan Aug 2017: Mikimoto
  • Selvedge issue 78: Shop Talk: Flow Gallery
  • Embroidery July / August 2017: exhibition review Fibre & Form at Flow Gallery
  • Uppercase issue 34: Neil Gower
  • Selvedge issue 77: Shop Talk: Matta
  • Uppercase issue 33: A Brief History of Plastics, Museum of Design in Plastics, The Amsterdam Bakelite Museum
  • Selvedge issue 76: Shop Talk: Loop
  • Uppercase issue 32: Patrick Baty: A True Polymath
  • Vogue Japan Feb 2017: Pucci
  • Selvedge issue 75: Shop Talk: RE
  • Selvedge issue 74: Shop Talk: The Shop Floor Project
  • Uppercase issue 31: Vintage Allure
  • Vogue Japan Dec 2016: Gigi Hadid
  • Selvedge Sept / Oct 2016: Shop Talk: V V Rouleaux
  • Selvedge July / August 2016: Shop Talk: Mouki Mou
  • Vogue Japan July 2016: Transformation
  • Selvedge May / June 2016: exhibition review Vogue 100: A Century of Style at National Portrait Gallery
  • Ceramic Review March / April 2016: exhibition review Susan O’Byrne at Ruthin Craft Centre
  • Uppercase; issue 28: Useless Machines & Debbie Smyth interview
  • Mid Century 09 Winter / Spring 2016: A Specimen of Delight
  • Uppercase issue 27: Laura Carlin interview
  • Selvedge; Nov / Dec 2015: exhibition review of Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at V&A
  • Charles Hasler Sends his Greetings, author, book published by MoDA, Sept 2016
  • Crafts July / August 2015: exhibition review of de Santillana’s at Yorkshire Sculpture Park ;
  • Uppercase; issue 26: Louise Saxton interview
  • Crafts; May / June 2015: exhibition review of Fashion on the Ration at IWM
  • Vogue Japan ; April 2015: Julie de Libran interview
  • Crafts March / April 2015: exhibition preview of McQueen at V&A
  • Uppercase issue 25: Marthe Armitage interview
  • Selvedge; March / April 2015: ;Book review: Liberty Style
  • Crafts; Jan / Feb 2015: exhibition review of Magdalene Odundo Transition II at National Glass Centre