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STITCH ISSUE 132: August/September 2021

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Staycation or vacation? Whatever your plans for the summer, your embroidery needs are covered with the new issue of Stitch. Explore the art of thread painting with a pair of nuzzling zebras. Feast on the delicious detail in our stumpwork strawberries. Get the party started with fun invitations printed on jelly and embellished with stitch. Be creative with chain stitch to echo the bold and vibrant designs of African wax print. Or combine silk shading and sculptural metalwork to fashion a stunning pair of statement earrings.

It’s an issue packed with exclusive designs, fully detailed tutorials, and expert advice. One not to be missed!

Kat McDonnell

Stitch Editor

Projects


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TASTE OF SUMMER

Savour some mouth-watering stumpwork from Maggie Gee. Her quintessentially British strawberries are ripe for picking and simply bursting with detail to make it easy to stitch your own.

 


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GLAMOUR & GINKGO

Add a touch of sophistication and elegance with a stunning pair of ginkgo leaf earrings from Ella Richards. Preserve their singular beauty and distinctive fan-shape with silk shading and metalwork.


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BE MY GUEST!

When you want to raise a glass (or two!) with those that matter, Maria Livesey’s fun invitations will make the occasion special. She shows how to get the party started using jelly as a printing surface!

 


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COLOUR BLIND

Head to the African plains and get up close to a pair of nuzzling zebras with a piece of monochromatic magic from Jessica Devin. She’s your guide to achieving life-like results with just eight shades of grey.


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SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

Let Collette Kinley’s charming bouquet of hand-stitched flowers send congratulations, thanks, birthday wishes or even a quick get well soon to someone special. Perfect to make up as a brooch or a small hoop.


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CHAIN REACTION

Sarah Harmer’s project sizzles with delight. Chunky yarns and one unassuming stitch are used to echo the bold and colourful designs of African wax print. It’s utterly charming!


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PAMPERED POUCH

Show your cosmetic collection some love and spoil yourself in the process. Jenni Davis shows how to elevate a handy make-up bag with a pretty hand-embroidered panel in a summer-fresh palette.

 

Inspiration


 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Learn how to master technology and translate favourite snapshots into designs to embroider your way. You’re in safe hands with expert guidance from Loëtitia Gibier.

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BABY BE MINE

Loss is at the heart of a business using embroidery to eternalise ultrasound baby scans. Be uplifted as Jenni Davis shares how needle and thread helped her find her way again.

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