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Out now… available from WH Smith - the October/November 2017 issue of Stitch magazine.

Stitch 109The essential hands-on magazine for creative stitchers, STITCH with the Embroiderers’ Guild brings you traditional embroidery techniques and also a wealth of creative contemporary ideas.

Through how-to-do-it projects and articles from many of the world's leading embroidery tutors and designers, get STITCH-ing and discover contemporary free-machine embroidery and explore traditional techniques like canvaswork, goldwork, crewelwork, stumpwork, blackwork and Hardanger.

Our mixed-media projects combine stitching with all sorts of materials and techniques – the list is endless and the only restriction is your imagination.

Our mission is to take you on an exciting, creative, textile journey…
• Suitable for beginners and experienced embroiderers
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• Explore traditional techniques and stitches
• Give your work the ‘WOW’ factor using innovative products

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We have a special offer on a set of 3 back issues of Stitch magazine - Issues 105, 106 & 107 can be yours for £10 only plus £3.50 postage. To buy these three issues please click on this link or call our dedicated hotline on +44(0)1778 392088. Offer available while stocks last.

Here's what our new editor of Stitch, Sally Saunders, says:

Sally SaundersWhen it comes to Christmas, I don't think you can start sewing too early. Yes, I'm one of the first to complain when the shops start getting festive at the start of August (that's the summer holidays, for goodness sake!) but I am also perfectly happy studying beautiful books in June (yes, June before the holidays have even started!), planning my next makes and raiding my stash for the perfect trimming for a Christmas tree skirt, or the ideal ribbon for a stocking. Double standards? Perhaps. But I also think it comes down to something more than that. A quick trip to the shops and a splurge on the credit card and Christmas is easy. Making things is a completely different ball game. It's about investing time, energy and effort - and a little bit of your heart and soul - into creating something special. So I spent my summer finding some beautiful things for you to make for this festive season. Yes, it's the end of September already and your making is probably well under way but we've got a magazine full of beautiful festive ideas for you that I hope will tempt you to pick up your needle come rain or shine. Whether it's beautiful items to decorate your home, gifts to share the festive spirit or pretty pieces for your tree, we've got it all. I've tried to find projects that will inspire you whether you are new to stitching or you are an expert, as I know so many of you are. I hope you enjoy!

Sally Saunders, Editor

In this issue: The latest Stitch news, From Sketch to Stitch - the magical work of Alison Holt, Jacqui Parkinson talks about her seven headed dragons and winged beasts, and so much more........

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth - beautiful blackwork from the Stitchsmith makes the perfect Chrismas home furnishing

Christmas is the perfect time to sit back, relax and celebrate the simple things in life like family, friends and the joy of being able to stitch! So why not wish peace to all men (and women!) with this beautiful blackwork? Liz Smith is the Stitchsmith. Visit her website

Perfect Poinsettia

Perfect Poinsettia - Claire Muir's brooch is a wonderful way to add a touch of sparkle to your winter wardrobe.

Create the perfect addition to your Christmas partywear with this pretty brooch made of velvet, embroidery and crystals.

Rocking Reindeer

Rocking Reindeer - Ruth Norbury's elegant creation will find a place in your heart all year round

With this project you can enjoy your festive friend all year round or give him pride of place with your other decorations. See more of Ruth's work at

Calendar Girl

Calendar Girl - Start the countdown to Christmas with Debbie Shore's cover star.

Chalk how many sleeps til Santa on your calendar girl's little blackboard, then after Christmas she could show special dates or gentle reminders! The design is taken from Sew Advent Calendars by Debbie Shore, out now from Search Press priced £9.99. We've got five copies of the book to give away. See the magazine page 35 for details.

Box of Delights

Box of Delights - Discover how to craft your own dark and dramatic Bloomsbury-inspired fabric and make a useful box

The dark dramatic Bloomsbury style is a key trend this Christmas and this box is a great way to bring it into your home, or share it as a gift. Designed by Jill Amanda Kennedy, Jill Amanda is a textile embroidery and mixed media craft tutor, living in Cambridge, who runs creative workshops for groups, guilds and classes. Visit her website

Twiddly Tales

Twiddly Tables - Jennie Rayment prepares the perfect table setting using her famous fiddly fingers!

Dress your table for Christmas with this intriguingly different table runner and mat from Jennie Rayment's fiddly fingers. Jennie is a renowned fabric manipulation expert who has written many books and runs workshops and lectures worldwide, as well as regularly appearing on television.

Soutache Star

Soutache Star - Part two of our series on soutache; this time how to form a pretty hanging and a festive colourway.

In the second part of our series on soutache, discover how to turn the Syrian Star we created last issue into a gorgeous Christmas decoration and explore a whole new festive colourway.

A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me - This adorable needle-felted chickadee will look lovely nesting in your Christmas tree.

Robins are everywhere at Christmas so why not ring the changes this year and give your tree a new visitor with our sweet little chickadee? Designed by Carol Anne Caldwell, see more of her work at

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