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

As a journalist I write for magazines including Uppercase, The World of Interiors, Embroidery, Selvedge, Oh Comely and Vogue Japan. 

 

I have written a book called Charles Hasler Sends His Greetings, published by the Museum of Domestic Architecture. For artists and exhibitions I have written catalogues and essays for catalogues. And I have written online content for different websites.

 

The list below goes back 5 years or so to keep things short but you get the idea.

  • 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

  • Uppercase issue 23: House of Card profile of Les Deux

  • Julie Arkell catalogue essay for Away exhibition, Ruthin Craft Centre, September 2014

  • Vogue Japan Sept 2014: Supernovas

  • Uppercase issue 22: Trend Bible

  • Vogue Japan June 2014: Intelligent Beauty

  • Uppercase issue 21: The Grammar of Ornament