On sale 31st May 2019… available from W H Smith - the June/July 2019 issue of Stitch magazine.

The 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.

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Stitch 119Hello...

Summer is finally here and we've been searching high and low (but mostly high!) for the best up in the air-themed embroideries to inspire you! Head to page 12 to create a stunning silk shaded astronaut, using far more colour than you would expect in space! This July marks 50 years since the iconic moment we set foot on the moon, so let's commemorate it in stitch!

If birds are more your style, turn to page 33 to work a traditional Kantha inspired hand-embroidered swallow, with extra inspiration on how to use the same pattern to create a completely different bird. We've got machine embroidery for you to play with too, including seagulls worked over monoprinting and a marvellous mixed-media Sun King to throw a vast variety of materials at. You can also work on your applique' to create beautiful hot air balloons hovering in front of a perfect pastel summer sky, along with a tiny and oh-so-intricate goldwork insect charm, perfect for embellishing jewellery, clothing and so on... you couldn't ask for more.

Oh but there is more! This issue's traditional technique focus is on Kantha embroidery, with an in-depth exploration of its historical and contemporary applications from well-travelled textile artist Helen Barnes. We've got plenty of news for you too, with a fascinating insight into the history and creation of the incredible Overlord Embroidery, an awe-inspiring tapestry created in memory of those involved in the D-Day landings 70 years ago this June, plus look out for the Madeira/Stitch competition results and next year's exciting theme! With extra reader letters, distance learning, an exclusive Aurifil thread offer and more, you'll be flying high with embroidery inspiration!

So spread your wings and prepare to skydive into this exciting summer edition of Stitch!

Happy Stitching!

Sally & Sam

The Stitch Team

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