Love Embroidery Issue 7

Love Embroidery is the monthly magazine that is a celebration of decorative stitch. It is full of creative ideas for anyone who loves – or would love to learn – modern hand and machine embroidery.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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11 Números

en este número

1 min.
fresh ideas with thread

This time of year always holds a sense of magic. The air is filled with the excitement of fast-approaching holidays and we start making time to catch up with loved ones, be it in person or online this year. Gifts are bought and wrapped, a feast is planned and dusty board games are dug out of the attic. We feel that illustrator and designer Megan Griffiths perfectly captures the magic of the season in her homespun, folk-inspired embroidery. Turn to page 22 to see more of her intricate figures and be inspired for the cosy winter months ahead. IMAGE © MEGAN GRIFFITHS, WWW.MEGANIVYGRIFFITHS.ETSY.COM…

1 min.

I always embrace the festive season with open arms, and this year is no exception. My decorations are up spectacularly early (for which I have no shame) and I’m delighted to be spending the evenings curled up on the sofa, gradually stitching my way through an ever-ambitious project list. I’m so grateful for the comfort, calm and cheer that our craft brings – it’s the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle which also, inevitably, comes with the arrival of Christmas. With that in mind, we’ve put together a collection of inspiring makes for you to sew and share this winter. Whether you’re new to the hobby or looking to advance your skills, we’ve got you covered. So, fill up your favourite mug, hibernate under your softest blanket and stitch away…

4 min.
we love

Birds of a feather Sustainable and with a message – now, this is a shirt we can get behind (or, in)! The Sisterhood Birds Shirt by Lint & Thread is part of an exclusive collection at Not On The High Street. Supporting female-led businesses, 10% of each sale is donated to the Women Supporting Women initiative from The Prince’s Trust. The shirt features two delicate dove birds on the collar with a sisterhood label stitched on the back. Delivering joy You might expect to see good ol’ Rudolph dashing through the snow, but bundled in his warmest woolly scarf and with a beautifully-wrapped present on his back, this festive llama is on his way to spread Christmas cheer. Stitch him for yourself, or as a gift, using the full kit from Stitch With…

6 min.
feeling festive

Just for you MAKE YOUR OWN REUSABLE GIFT TAGS FEATURING MERRY SENTIMENTS AND MOTIFS Winter wardrobe EMBELLISH A BERET WITH TWINKLING STARS FOR A QUICK GIFT OR NEW ACCESSORY MATILDA SMITH When our Art Editor Matilda isn’t lovingly designing the pages of Love Embroidery she’s an illustrator and keen dabbler in all kinds of crafts. Her recent illustrations have focused on the beauty of the tiny overlooked weeds in her local area of Bristol. She loves putting unexpected colour combinations together and relishes working with fabric and thread, having studied textiles at university. Creating the Christmas designs for this issue’s transfers was a fun way to get into the festive spirit early! Snow globe hoop MATERIALS • Your gift – Christmas embroidery transfers• Cotton fabric: 25x25cm, cream Stranded cotton: 1 skein each of blue, bright green, dark green,…

1 min.
forest frolics

Regular readers of Love Embroidery will know that we adore Jenny Blair’s work. If you’re new to the mag (hello!) then here’s a shining example of her style – this Winter Greens kit features a handpainted deer printed onto cotton fabric, with the surrounding foliage stitched in rich emerald shades. Working a couple of leaves or a sprig of mistletoe each evening is a wonderful way to ease yourself into the festive season. Love the look? Turn to our back page for a glimpse of Jenny’s beautiful barn owl design, coming soon to our next issue.…

6 min.
full of cheer

MATERIALS • Cotton fabric: 55x45cm (front)• Backing fabric: 40x30cm• Lining fabric: 40x60cm• DMC stranded cotton: see Notes• Pearl cotton No.8, black: see Notes• Transfer pen or pencil• Yarn: pink and orange (for tassel)• Matching sewing thread• Basic embroidery kit STITCHES USED Brick Stitch, Couching Stitch, French Knot, Satin Stitch, Seed Stitch, Straight Stitch 01 Transfer the design from the template to the centre of the cotton fabric using your preferred method. All the embroidery is worked in six strands of stranded cotton. Start at the top of the stocking and work one row at a time, continuing downwards. The motifs and rows are all outlined with black pearl cotton using Couching Stitch. You can work these outlines as you finish each section or after you have completed the whole stocking. Row 1: Use light…