Publications

"Garfen’s ‘Augustus and Edie’, couched in funereal black frames, is perhaps the only overtly dark piece in the show. Two narrow, hand-stitched samplers, their letters barely a millimetre tall, tell stories, Edward Lear-style, of anorexia and body dysmorphia. Breath-taking in their tender minuteness, here is the wit of the stitch writ large."

Ellen Bell, Embroidery magazine, 2016

2017

One Year On Alumni Interviews, newdesigners.com, blogspot (24 Jan)                                                                                                 London Eating Disorder Conference 2017, 13th International Handbook (p.64, 22-24 Mar)


2016

Selvedge magazine, View, The Wit of the Stitch (Nov, Issue 73, p.86)
Embroidery magazine, Review, The Wit of the Stitch (Sep/Oct, p.57)
Textile Nature, Anne Kelly, Batsford Books (Aug, p.104-105)
Embroidery magazine, News (May/June, p.13)
Contemporary Stitch Volume 2, e-book, textileartist.org Resources (Apr)
New Directions, Exhibooks Art Book Publisher (Apr, p.66-69)
Workbox magazine, 'Writing Textile Nature', Anne Kelly, image (Apr, p.31)
Art That Inspires Caren Garfentextileartist.org (5 Feb)                                                                                                                     


2015

The State of Art: Installation & Site Specific No.2, Bare Hill Publishing, book (Oct, p.98-101)
Feast Artist Feature: Caren Garfen, lexingtonartleague.org/art-stories (Jul)
Embroidery magazine, 'What a waste' (Jul/Aug, p.14-15)
Reel Lives of Saltaire Women, Colin Coates, saltairevillage.info/reel-lives (Jun)
House of Coco, 'Creative Spotlight: Caren Garfen' houseofcoco.net (Feb 23rd)
Embroidery magazine, 'The Accidental Curator' (images), (Jan/Feb, p.48 & 49)


2014

Research Showcase: Tennyson Transformed, University of Lincoln, Youtube (8 Jan)
Embroidery magazine, Exhibition Review, Cloth and Memory 2 (Jan/Feb, p.56)
Embroidery magazine, Exhibition Review, On My Mother's Knee (Mar/Apr, p.54)
Construct, Ruthin Publication, catalogue (April, p.10-15 & 21)
Stroud News & Journal, 'Artist stitches a story of heiress's suffering' (23 April, p.46)
Embroidery magazine, Preview, Selected (May/Jun, p.15)
Wales Arts Review, 'Construct' by Adam Somerset (Jun, Vol.3, Issue 11)
The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Caren Garfen, Jamie Chalmers, mr x stitch, on-line (21 Aug)
The Knitting & Stitching Show Guide (Oct-Nov, p.12)
Textileart Around the World, Ellen Bakker, Textile-link, book (Oct)
Exhibitions, K&S, Alexandra Palace, Workshop on the Web, Newsletter (Dec, p.8)


2013

Crafts magazine, Crafts Guide, image (May/Jun, p.85)
Embroidery magazine, Preview, Cloth and Memory 2 (Jul/Aug, p.8)
Cloth & Memory 2clothandmemory.com (2013)
An exhibition at Salts Mill, Cloth and Memory 2, saltairevillage.info (Aug)
New exhibition on fabric at Salts Mill, the teleegraphandargus.co.uk (12 Aug)
Arts Council & UCA Explores Cloth & Memory, yorkshiretimes.co.uk image (12 Aug)
Cloth & Memory 2, edited by Prof Lesley Millar, Salts Estates Ltd, book (Aug, p.50-53)
A gripping yarn of Salts mill's girls, Emma Clayton, Telegraph & Argus (15 Aug, p.22-23)
Cloth & Memory 2, BBC TV Look North, Cathy Killick (15 Aug)
Text in Textile Art, Sara Impey, Anova Batford, book (Aug, p.42,50,56,94,102)
Unsung heroes of textile mills, Emma Clayton, Telegraph & Argus (27 Aug, p.33) 
Textile Forum, 'Cloth & Memory 2' (Sep-Nov, p.20)
Handcraft of the World, Quilts Japan (Oct/Nov, Issue 155, p.60-61)
Stitch magazine, From Sketch to Stitch (Oct/Nov, Issue 85, p.30-33)
On My Mother's Knee, online exhibition catalogue, issuu.com  (Nov, p.33-36)


2012

An interview with Caren Garfen, textileartist.org (Dec)
Inspired London: A Guide to Handmade, Mary McDermott, We Make London (Nov, p.40)
Textiles, The Art of Mankind, Mary Schoeser, Thames & Hudson, image (Nov, p.345)
Hand Stitch Perspectives, Alice Kettle & Jane McKeating, Bloomsbury (Oct, p.126-128)
Royal Academy of Arts, 'Caren Garfen: Work of the Week', video royalacademy.org.uk (19-26 Aug)
Embroidery magazine, 'Learning Curve' (Jul/Aug, p.42-45)
Radical Thread, Professor Lesley Millar MBE (ed.), Direct Design Books (Jan, p.48-49)
Embroidery Magazine, 'Radical Threads' by Jae Maries, image (Vol.63, Jan/Feb, p.36)


2011

Celebrity Paws - The Exhibition, Cats Protection catalogue (Dec, p.5)
Handmade in Britain,'Caren Garfen - Self-proclaimed perfectionist', Vivays Pub, (Oct, p.124-5)
‘Diana Springall, A Brave Eye’, by June Hill, A&C Black, book (Oct, p.135)
Women, wit and daily life: Caren Garfen, by Kitty Kilian kittykilian.nl/caren-garfen (Aug)
International Exhibition of Mini Textile Art 2011, exhibition cd (Jun, p.25)
Designer Crafts at The Mall, Society of Designer Craftsmen exhibition catalogue (Jan, p.58)


2010

Indoor magazine, 'Caren Garfen - Peace is the Greatest Happiness', Jian Xiao (Nov, p.56-59)
Embroidery magazine, 'The Hand Stitcher's Tale' by Susie Johns (Vol.61, Sep/Oct, p.38-43)
Made not Manufactured, Origin exhibition catalogue (Sep, p.21)
A Dartboard for Witches, exhibition catalogue (Jul, p.1 & p.6)
Time and Space, AA2A Digital Publication, aa2a.org (May, p.38-39)
Crafts magazine, 'Avoiding the pitfalls of patchwork' by Mary Schoeser (No.224, May/Jun, p.58)
Quilts 1700-2010 exhibition at the V&A, realhomesmagazine.co.uk (31 Mar)
YouTube-vamuseum's Channel: Caren Garfen: How many times do I have to repeat myself (Mar)
Financial Times, House & Home, 'The riches of stitches' by Nicole Swengley (13 Mar, p.6)
Quilts 1700-2010 - Hidden Histories, Untold Stories, ed. Sue Prichard, V&A book (Mar, p.196)
Crafts magazine, 'Rags and Riches' by Sue Prichard (No.223, Mar/Apr, p.50)
Telegraph magazine, 'Cover Stories' by Naomi West (27 Feb p.47)
Sewing - Inspiring People: Caren Garfen by Ali Binns, coatscrafts.co.uk (Feb)
Quilts 1700-2010, V&A Blog, 'A Room of One's Own' by Sue Prichard, vam.ac.uk (Feb)
Contact, Embroiderers' Guild magazine, 'Quilts Show at V&A' (Issue 24, Spring, p.3)
62 Group Newsletter, 'How many times do I have to repeat myself' (Jan, Issue No.21, p.16-17


2009

Embroidery magazine, 'Bending the Line', Exhibition Review (Vol.60, Nov/Dec, p.57)
Crafts magazine, 'Breaking not bending - the limits of art' (No.220, Sept-Oct, p.58)
Bending the Line, 62 Group exhibition catalogue (p.18)
Sewing World magazine, 'Boxing Clever and The Art of the Domestic' (May issue, p.16-19)
An Embroiderer's Eye, Diana Springall & Dr Jessica Hemmings, Silk Heritage Trust (cover & p.32)
Contact, Embroiderers' Guild magazine (Issue 21, p.3)
Designer Crafts at The Mall 2009, Society of Designer Craftsmen exhibition catalogue (Jan, p.52)


2008

Signs and Symbols, M Hampshire & K Stephenson, Rotovision, book (p.115)
Surface Design Journal, 'Stitching Statements' by Dr J Hemmings (Vol.33, No.1, Fall, p.20-25)
Embroidery magazine, 'Embroiderers' Guild Scholars 2008' (Vol.59, Sep/Oct, p.28-29)
The Knitting and Stitching Show Souvenir Guide, 'E G Scholar: Caren Garfen' (Sep - Nov, p.22)
Design Week, Cover Story 'Needle point - Caren Garfen on gender roles' (Vol.23, 17 Jul, p.13)
Art of the Stitch, catalogue (p.18)
Stitch magazine, 'Its Show Time!' (No.51, Feb/Mar, p.16)
British Satellite News, bsn.org.uk, interview,' British Design Crafts live in London Gallery', Jan 24
Wallpaper magazine, Graduate Directory (No.106, Jan, p.97)


2007

Financial Times, House & Home - Design (Dec 8/9, p.11)


2006

Embroidery magazine, 'Placement Sampling' (Vol.57, Sep/Oct, p.30-32)