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Out now… available from WH Smith on 25th January 2018 - the February/March 2018 issue of Stitch magazine.

Stitch Issue 111The 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…
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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 two sets of 3 back issues of Stitch magazine - Issues 107, 108 & 109 or issues 108, 109 & 110 can be yours for £10 only plus £3.50 postage per bundle. To buy either of these bundles please click on this link or call our dedicated hotline on +44(0)1778 392088. Offer available while stocks last.


Welcome to this new edition of Stitch, your "go to" read for everything embroidery, This edition is all about the wonderful world of liteature. Books can transport us to another world, one minute we can be sunning ourselves in a tropical paradise, the next floating in outer space.... a little imagination and you can be wherever you want. We challenged our lovely contributors this month to take inspiration from their favourite book to create a one-off unique piece of embroidery and we hope over the next pages you'll find wonderful stump work alluding to a beautiful Mary Poppins, beautiful colours used to create a garden of wildflowers reminiscent of The Secret Garden, a Great Gatsby-inspired bag and more! Literature is obviously wonderful inspiration judging by the amount of entries to the "Page 17" exhibition held by the Guild last year. Turn to page 29 where we take a look at just some of the entries and announce the theme of this year's exhibition. Elsewhere we've news and your letters - be sure to let us know what you're up to. We love to see your work and it could even win you a prize!

Until the next edition (and our fabulous birds and beasts themed issue) happy stitching!

The Stitch Team

Time for Tea

On the Cover - Time for Tea - Sally McCollin

Sally McCollin presents a trio of pretty teacups with optional fillings - perfect for tea lovers. These beautiful teacups combine hand with machine stitching resulting in a set of pieces you'll be proud to put on display. They used the new Embroiderers' Guild Collection produced exclusively by Aurifil (see page 32 for our reader offer). Sally has worked extensively with crafts-based magazines and website, she also teaches and lectures, and co-hosts a series of residential stitch breaks for Brightwater Holidays.

Daisy Embellished Evening Bag

Daisy Embellished Evening Bag - inspired by the Great Gatsby, this beautiful bag is both pretty and functional

Recreate the romance and splendour of the 1920s with this beautiful project by Sue Rangeley, using luxurious materials and techniques reflecting the trends of the time in The Great Gatsby. Sue's bag explores a pastel colour palette accented with metallic sparkle and a touch of glamour for Jay Gatsby's summer party. More information on Sue Rangeley's work on her website

Room with a View

Room with a View- Inspired by The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published as a book in 1911. Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and is considered a classic of English children's literature and encourages the reader to envisage beautiful garden scenes, packed with wildflowerslike this one. Designed by Kathleen Matthews . Kathleen is featured on the Penallt website:

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins - This stump work piece allows you to create something magical to be treasured

Delve into your stash and rediscover all the treasures we hold on to, helping you create a piece truly unique to you. Designed by Angela Bishop

Angela teaches at RSN Midlands, holding regular Day Classes and teaching the RSN Certificate & Diploma. During her studies on the RSN Future Tutors Programme, Angela worked on 'Magna Carta (An Embroidery)', designed by Cornelia Parker. She has exhibited across the country at Festival of Quilts, with the Embroiderers’ Guild and at Loughborough Art Open as well as with the RSN. Visit her website

Painting the Roses Red

Painting the Roses Red - Capture the drama of this scene from the wonderful Alice in Wonderland using reverse embroidery

The magical and intriguing world of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and the illustrations by Sir John Tennial has inspired this rustic, reverse machine embroidery piece by Val Hughes. Val says "the nice thing about this project is that you do not have to worry about being overly neat of precise. Be free flowing with your stitchery and your work will be more representative of the original sketches. Val's website

Embroidered Treasures by Annette Collinge

Embroidered Treasures - "Flowers" by Dr Annette Collinge

Nature has always been a huge source of inspiration to embroiderers and this fantastic book showcases the Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered flowers through all ages. Featuring full-colour photographs, items are shown in full and also with detail images to show off the flowers at their best. These wonderful embroidererd treasures are as varied as wall hangings, children's dresses, bridal bags and samplers, some of which date back to the 17th century. Collected from many different countries, this is an opportunity to see fabulous works that are ery rarely seen in public.

The book is available on special offer from the Embroiderers' Guild Bookshop. See page 60 for details on how to order and receive a discount of the original price. Offer ends 28th February 2018 while stocks last. Free p&p in the UK only.

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