STITCH ISSUE 137:  June/July 2022 – ON SALE NOW

Fill your world with beautiful embroidery with the latest issue of Stitch. It’s packed with stunning projects and heaps of inspiration, tips and techniques to keep you busy at your hoop through summer.

Here’s a peek at all the stunning projects you’ll be itching to start working on with the latest issue of Stitch. Enjoy learning new techniques, indulging in our special selection of projects for summer and discovering new ideas and expert advice to keep you creative for weeks to come! Treat yourself to a world of beautiful embroidery in this issue – don’t miss out – order your copy today!

Lucy Evans

Stitch Editor

Projects

COLOUR POP!

Take your goldwork skills to the next level with Disco Dave, Loetitia Gibier’s colourful chameleon! From beautiful cutwork and chipping, to padding and Or Nue – your stitches will lead to a dazzling result.

FOREVER BLOOMING

Follow Claire Muir’s free-motion embroidery tutorial to create a stunning three-dimensional magnolia. Stitch up a whole vase of magnolia blooms or use to create a striking wedding fascinator.

ALLIUM ELEGANCE

Learn how to transform a plain garment into something special, with Jill Kipnis’ guide to stitching allium seed head motifs onto a top. Her design includes French knots and beads for extra texture.

CATNAP DREAMS

Get to grips with traditional crewelwork techniques to create an eye mask, complete with sweet cat design. Alex Law takes you through the steps, with a myriad of stitches to practise along the way.

THREADS OF TIME

Burst out of your blackwork rut and try a modern take, with Debbie Harding’s colour wheel clock. Debbie shows how to complete your blackwork stitches and mount your work as a clock for your home.

SHRIVEL UP & DYE

Create a unique statement piece for your living room. Mary McIntosh shows how to shrivel fabric, dye it and produce a richly coloured cushion decorated with elements of hand embroidery.

ANCESTRAL ART

Be inspired by the prehistoric past! Jay Hooper has drawn from ancient cave art as inspiration for her original wall hangings which combine painting and embroidery stitches to great effect.

Inspiration

FIT FOR A QUEEN

As we celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, read the story behind the rich embroidery used to adorn the Queen’s Robe of Estate, ready for her coronation in 1953.

COLOURING THE LINES

Debbie Harding and Zoe Acketts share with us details of their collaboration behind this month’s colourful blackwork clock, their respective creative processes and plans for the future.

ALL CHANGE

We caught up with All Threaded Together as they showcase some of the highlights of their current exhibition. ‘Changes’ was in part inspired by the Charles Rennie MacIntosh interiors at 78 Derngate.