Sophie King is a contemporary embroidery and textile artist born and based in the UK.
Throughout her work, King aims to show how textiles, especially embroidery, can be used as a powerful narrative medium that can communicate messages about ourselves and the world around us.
Her most recent work draws upon her experiences as a woman in modern life. Exploring themes involving relationships, emotional trauma and forgiveness. She examines many of the problems women face in day to day life, presenting cultural commentary on such issues.
She has been commissioned for a range of work of various size and scope, from Gwen Stefani to Teen Vogue and Bumble. She has also embroidered at pop up events, for brands such as Eileen Fisher. In 2017, she was a part of the group exhibition: “Cut Cloth: Contemporary Textiles and Feminism.”
She has been featured in Nylon, NME, Teen Vogue, Vogue, I-D, Designboom, Frankie, Hunger.tv and more.
Select press and interviews
Vogue - Artist Sophie King's Embroidered Corsets and Tees Are The Wearable Versions of #MeToo
Designboom - Sophie King doodles messages with thread on delicate roses
Frankie Magazine - Sophie King embroidery
I-D - Instagram's embroiderers are blurring the gendered divide between craft and art
FGUK Magazine - Introducing hand embroidered messages by Sophie King