STITCH ISSUE 135:  FEBRUARY/MARCH 2022

Take a moment or two to delve into all things bright and beautiful with the latest issue of Stitch. Thread your way through an abundance of fresh, vibrant designs and countless clever tips to add zing to your Spring stitching.

It’s simple: make the art of beautiful embroidery easy by getting your copy today!

Kat McDonnell

Stitch Editor

Projects

FLOWER POWER

Cheer yourself up with Jo Avery’s wildflower meadow hoop. Modern crewelwork stitched in her trademark vibrant colours and favourite Aurifil wool thread. It’s fresh, fabulous, and exclusive!

LOVE IN BLOOM

Loëtitia Gibier makes her feelings known with a single, red rose. Her bold tattoo-inspired design uses a variety of threads and multiple layers of padding to achieve a traditional, yet graphic look.

REGENCY STYLE

An elegant clutch bag to complete your outfit for any grand occasion. Hattie McGill’s delicate design takes inspiration from her costume work on the smash-hit Netflix series, Bridgerton.

SITTING PRETTY

To coincide with National Panda Day on 16th March, Joyce Wong brings the plight and delights of this much-adored animal together in one heart-melting hoop.

ARABESQUE

Strike a pose with Jessica Devin. It’s an absorbing portrait of a prima ballerina involving a detailed exercise in correct stitch placement. All beautifully explained, step-by-step.

FLOURISH

Add colour and fun to your day with this quick Spring make. Let Jill Kipnis inspire with a lovely bouquet of pansies to showcase painting and free motion embroidery skills.

ELIZABETHAN DUET

Give a passing nod to history with a pair of floral sewing accessories from Brenda Sortwell. Silk and gold threads combine with sequins for a touch of refined sparkle.

Inspiration

THREADS THROUGH TIME

What purpose does the Royal School of Needlework’s enormous collection of textiles serve? Dr Susan Kay-Williams and Anne Butcher explore its far-reaching role and pick their personal favourites.

KEEPING FAITH

Jacqui Parkinson has devoted three years of her life to retelling the story of creation in textile form. It’s a mammoth undertaking, done on an epic scale. Find out why and how she does it.