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Out now… available from WH Smith - the August/September 2016 issue of Stitch
magazine.

Stitch 102The 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
• How-to-do-it projects with clear instructions
• Explore traditional techniques and stitches
• Give your work the ‘WOW’ factor using innovative products

Stitch can be sent anywhere in the world so treat yourself, friends or family to the perfect gift that lasts all year. Inspiration delivered to your door!

You can still get your copy of Stitch 101 if you cannot get to a branch of WH Smith or your local branch has sold out. All you have to do is:

Telephone Stitch subscriptions on 01778 392088. Have your credit card to hand, or you can

Post your order to FREEEPOST Warners Group (Stitch)and enclose a cheque for £4.99 (UK only) for a single copy

Guarantee your copy in the future by taking out a subscription to Stitch?. You can subscribe by clicking here subscribe online or by post or telephone as above

No postage or packing charge for the UK

For any enquiries please email subscriptions@warnersgroup.co.uk

Subscription rates inc p&p from 1st December 2015: UK £26.40, EU £32.70, The Americas £39.60, Rest of the World £42.00.

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WIN.jpgJanome FM725 EmbellisherSubscribe to Stitch and you could win a Janome FM725 Embellisher

The FM725 will bring out the artist in you, select from your palette of fabrics and threads and blend together to create unique textures and surfaces. It’s easy, by simply moving the fabrics freely under the needles you can quickly and easily create beautiful surface embellishments… watch your own design develop… anyone can do it!

The Janome FM725 helps to create fabrics which can then be sewn into a finished garment, furnishing or be simply used as a work of art. It has five barbed needles which mesh the fibres to secure two or more pieces of fabric together. Every design is unique… it’s great to experiment with colours, fabrics, yarns and a whole host of other creative materials… a fantastic use of all those scraps of fabric and threads that normally get thrown away! A built in needle guard is provided for safety and there is easy access to the lint collection area under the needle plate. It even has a free-arm facility.

Visit Janome's website for the full specification of this fantastic machine and the accessories available at http://janome.co.uk/janome_products/model-fm725/.

Stitch magazine has a new editor - Kate Chappel - and she tells us about this issue:

Kate ChappelWe've come over all flowery on this issue of Stitch. Not only is our cover positively blooming with colour but the pages are bursting with floral loveliness too. As I look out of my office window at a grey July day, I'm glad Stitch is full of summer sunshine, even if my garden is not!

We are not the only flower fans - our beautiful sampler project on page 14 is inspired by the flowers loved by William Shakespeare, whose 400th birthday is being celebrated this year. One of my favourite Shakespeare plays has to be A Midsummer Night's Dream, where Oberon's speech "I know a bank where the wild thyme glows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows..." describes flowers so beautifully you can almost smell their scent as you hear it.

I do hope you enjoy reading this issue of Stitch as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. I'm off to smell the roses. See you in October!

Kate Chappel, Editor

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