Stitch Magazine


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New ideas to try!

With summer now here, the natural world is providing embroiderers as usual with plenty of inspiration, from wildlife and landscapes, to nature’s colour palettes and textures, too.

Nikki Parmenter has managed to capture almost all of the above in one stunning project! Her fabulous frog is worked in a multitude of thread shades, with fabrics, felt and even plastic scraps providing a kaleidoscope of colour in the finished work of art.

Have fun with more colourful projects in this issue, from Brenda Sortwell’s succulent stumpwork strawberries and Ilke Cochrane’s bright crewelwork bunny to Jessica Devin’s stunning mermaid. Add a splash of style to a summer outfit with Loetitia Gibier’s earrings or accessorise for a special occasion such as a summer wedding with Claire Muir’s periwinkle-inspired mirror frame. Plus, fans of texture, as opposed to colour, will love the motifs from Yvette Stanton’s new Hardanger book.

PLUS! We chat to Yvette Stanton about her new book Hardanger Filling Stitches

Enjoy a summer of stitching – get your copy today!

Lucy Evans

Stitch Editor


Projects

MY NEW PAD

Explore the possibilities of mixed media and free machine stitching with Nikki Parmenter

TAKE A LEAF

Work using metallic threads and beads to create Loëtitia Gibier’s elegant pair of leather appliqué earring designs

BRIDAL REFLECTIONS

Claire Muir shows how to use machine embroidery techniques to create a compact mirror frame fit for a bride!

BUNNY BEWARE!

Explore traditional crewel embroidery with Ilke Cochrane’s adorable project

STRAWBERRIES & CREAM

Celebrate summer and treat yourself to new accessories with Brenda Sortwell’s sewing set with stumpwork strawberries

SIREN’S SONG

Use silk shading techniques to bring Jessica Devin’s glorious mermaid to life

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TIMELESS ELEGANCE

We chat with Yvette Stanton about the unique joys of Hardanger embroidery and in an extract from her new book, she shares a sampler band of Hardanger filling stitches


Inspiration

STITCH TOGETHER

Bath Textile Artists share with us their recent exhibitions, projects and workshops

MEET THE ARTIST

We interview Ilke Cochrane, creator of our bunny crewelwork project in this issue