STITCH ISSUE 133: October/November 2021
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.