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STITCH ISSUE 133: October/November 2021

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Get ready for a bumper helping of embroidery tricks and treats, complete with a great big dollop of seasonal sparkle on top!

Feast on a scrumptious silk-shaded apple. Be dazzled by a Venetian eye mask with glittering goldwork, beads and crystals. Embrace Scandi design with a red-worked reindeer. Take a moment to remember with a commemorative poppy. Transform left-overs into cute stocking decorations. Delight in a stumpwork evergreen bouquet. And satisfy your sweet tooth with a scrummy calorie-free gingerbread house. Only question is: where to start?

With exclusive designs and essential tips, this is stitching splendour at its best. Get your copy today!

Kat McDonnell

Stitch Editor

Projects


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TOO GOOD FOR CRUMBLE

Sink your teeth into a silk-shading windfall from RSN tutor, Marg Dier. Her fresh, crisp apple is perfectly topped with a stumpwork leaf.


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THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE

Loëtitia Gibier dishes up a seasonal sweet treat. Mix up felt, goldwork and stumpwork with extra helpings of unusual threads for scrumptious results. No sticky fingers. Guaranteed!


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INCOGNITO

Become the master of disguise with Stephanie Bonneau’s Venetian eye mask. Classic goldwork techniques are combined with an opulent design. It’s all clearly explained for a flawless finish.


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THE RED-WORKED REINDEER

Add on-trend festive cheer to your Christmas table with a Scandi-inspired serviette box from Brenda Sortwell. It’s a fun piece to work and a great way to explore your stitch vocabulary.


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CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS

Transform left-over threads and beads into a joyful bunch of festive decorations courtesy of Ella Richards. Her super-cute design even includes space inside to hide a cheeky little chocolate or two!


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LEST WE FORGET

Jill Kipnis offers a timely reminder to honour the memory of those who served and sacrificed. Her poppy brooch is quick to make yet can be worn year after year.


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HOLLY, IVY & MISTLETOE

Sublime surface stitching and stumpwork combine to form a festive bouquet of evergreen favourites.

Achieve realistic results for yourself with expert guidance from Kay & Michael Dennis.

Inspiration


AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

The Royal School of Needlework kicks off their 150th anniversary celebrations with the launch of RSN Stitch Bank. Project leader, Jacqui McDonald shares more about the initiative and its plans for world domination!

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GOLDEN GLOW

Ahead of her retrospective exhibition Dip Your Mind in Gold at this year’s Knitting & Stitching Shows, embroidery artist, Kate Wells takes a moment to reflect on her work with fine metallic threads.

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