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ISSUE 124 OUT NOW!

This issue is all about appreciating what’s around us and making the most of it. There’s a whole host of ideas on capturing the beauty and strength of nature in stitch. Plus clever projects that champion left-overs by turning bits you might otherwise throw away into something else altogether. The pages are simply bursting with needle and thread inspiration to keep hand and mind happy!

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Stitch 124ON SALE THURSDAY 26 MARCH 2020 ISSUE 124 OF STITCH

Best of all worlds

With attitudes to the climate, the environment and waste shifting, it’s all the more important to consider the impact our actions have now and on our future. That’s what this issue of Stitch is all about: appreciating what’s around us and making the most of it.

Let’s start with Jessica Devin’s stunning needle-painted kingfisher. WOW! The life-like detail is incredible! Loss of habitat means catching a glimpse these brightly coloured birds in the wild is less likely. But this won’t stop you from embroidering your own to enjoy whenever you want. Honestly!! Every stitch and step are carefully explained for you to follow.

Rachel Wright is another contributor whose work is hard to tell from the real thing. She captures the turbulence of skies and seas in a stitched moment. She does it with seriously tiny pieces of fabric and a sewing machine. Be drawn into the drama in her masterclass. The insight is fascinating.

Then for your stitching pleasure, we’ve got a series of projects that champion the left-overs. Ingenious and resourceful projects made with bits you already have and stuff you would normally throw away. There’s a hidden gem with Jessica Grady’s recycled brooch - adorned with some very unusual sequins. While Cherrilyn Tyler takes yesterday’s newspaper and turns it into a simple spray of echinacea. It’s such a clever and effective concept.

Plus textile favourites, Cas Holmes and Anne Kelly show you how to reclaim a landscape and personalise a shopping bag. Both are made by raiding your scrap baskets and rubbish bins. Both proving beautiful things can be stitched from very humble beginnings.

And what of the future? We take a fresh look at embroidery and all its possibilities through the eyes of the next generation. Newly graduated, needle and thread to hand, they’re ready to take on the world. Be uplifted by their energy and enthusiasm.

Please enjoy the world around you, but above all: keep stitching!

Kat & Sally

The Stitch Team

Inside your issue......
Your Majesty

YOUR MAJESTY!
Enjoy life-like results with a glorious kingfisher - whatever your skill level. Needle painter, Jessica Devin shares her enthusiasm and expertise. Guiding you every step of the way. (page 9)

Shepherds Delight

SHEPHERD’S DELIGHT
Bring the day to a close with a magnificent sunset scene from needle-felting expert, Silvia Sapsford. Is there a better way to spend an evening or two? (page 16)

Carbon Footprint

CARBON FOOTPRINT
Try your hand at lino cutting then intertwine with intricately embroidered birds, bees and butterflies. See what happens when the man-made and natural worlds collide (page 23)

All That Glitters

ALL THAT GLITTERS
Fashion a colourful, upcycled brooch made entirely from scraps. As they say: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! (page 30)

In the Pink

IN THE PINK!
A spot of cutting, sticking and free machine stitching to create a fresh, floral portrait. Gardening without getting your hands dirty? It’s the perfect pick-me-up! (page 41)

The Waste Land

THE WASTE LAND
Textile artist, Cas Holmes shows how torn paper and ripped cloth can be pieced together to form a striking collage of a reclaimed landscape. (page 45)

Retail Therapy

RETAIL THERAPY
Let’s go shopping with Anne Kelly! Make your own personalised tote bag from bits of old fabric nobody wants. Just patch together with a bit of love and give them a whole new purpose. (page 57)

Also inside....

  • THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT -There’s no sitting on the fence for contemporary embroiderer Jessica Grady. Her work is packed with colour and surprise: it may divide opinion. Read her interview and work out which camp you’re in.(page 28)
  • FORCES OF NATURE - Discover how textile artist, Rachel Wright, stitches energy and drama into the skies and seas of her beautifully detailed and vividly depicted machine embroideries.(page 34)
  • Embroiderers' Guild Aurifil ThreadsAURIFL OFFER - Love working with these fabulous threads? The Embroiderer’s Guild has a special offer exclusively for the readers of Stitch, so you can get your hands on a beautiful kit at a discounted price. (page 44)
  • CLASS OF 2019 - Meet Embroiderers’ Guild graduates: Rosie Gee, Alex Vincent and Elle Foreman. Bursting with energy, talent and ideas - they’re re-writing the stitching rule book! (page 52)
  • PHOTO FINISH - Achieving winning results isn’t just about the needle and thread. Follow Jessica Devin’s guide to making sure your embroidery always looks its best. (page 61)

THE ESSENTIAL HANDS-ON MAGAZINE FOR CREATIVE STITCHERS!
Each issue brings you traditional embroidery techniques along with a wealth of contemporary ideas. We aim to take you on an exciting, creative, textile journey:

  • Suitable for all levels: beginners through to experienced
  • How-to projects with step-by-step instructions and detailed images
  • Explore and learn all the different techniques
  • Discover fresh ideas with needle and thread
  • Take your embroidery to the next level

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