Love Embroidery Issue 8

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 month, we’re looking up into the night sky to give us a sense of natural magic and perspective in equal measure. Amelia Dennigan (AKA @acru_) has certainly captured our imagination with her mystical designs. The balance of subtle colours and textures in her work is just the soothing sight we need to reset ourselves for the year ahead. So, join us as we start to plan our next stitching adventures – be they a small triumph, like mastering a new technique, or taking on an ambitious project that you’ve always dreamed of achieving.…

1 min.

Celebrate in style with this month’s selection of inspiring projects, as we look for alternative ways to toast the New Year at home. It’s a star-studded issue in more ways than one, featuring Jenny Blair’s gorgeous night owl, an exclusive Star Stitch masterclass and a stunning spiral galaxy hoop by Caitlin de Greef. You’ll also learn how to sew a hot water bottle and stitch a hoop filled with cocktails – that sounds like a great night in to me! Plus, I have exciting news to share with you – from next month, Love Embroidery will be getting even bigger and better. Look out for issue 9 in the shops from 6th January, at the same regular price but with more pages and projects than ever before. To our regular and…

4 min.
we love

Making change Sometimes, the world needs a gentle nudge in the right direction. That’s why author and founder of the global Craftivist Collective Sarah Corbett has teamed up with expert craft editor Lara Watson to create the Craftivist Collective Handbook, which will contain 20 ‘Gentle Protest’ projects to help us become positive change makers. You can support and be a part of the book through the crowdfunding publishers Unbound. Bobbin’ along There’s something so satisfying about topping up your thread stash with new colours. Whether bold jewel tones are your thing or you find comfort in soft pastels, Wool Couture Company has you covered. Their Sew-Me embroidery threads are made from six-stranded polyester – perfect for most projects – and come in 98 luscious shades. Editor loves Make a statement about your undying love for…

5 min.
botanic beauty

Home grown UPDATE YOUR LIVING ROOM DÉCOR WITH A DELIGHTFUL CHEESE PLANT CUSHION Terrarium trend ADD QUICK-STITCH MOTIFS ONTO A POCKET TO FRESHEN UP YOUR WARDROBE BLACK CACTUS CO Black Cactus Co is a collection of Anna Goodchild’s botanical and boho-inspired handmade hoop art and home décor. Anna studied fine art and textiles at university and four years ago decided to set up Black Cactus Co. She’s always had a passion for making things by hand and gets inspiration from all sorts of places – from plants and interiors to her travels around the world. Everything is designed and made in her home studio in North Somerset. @blackcactusco Spider plant hoop MATERIALS • Your gift – House plant embroidery transfers• Cotton fabric: 25x25cm, white• Stranded cotton: 1 skein each of beige, black, green, lime green, red and taupe• Embroidery…

1 min.
among the stars

Did you ever dream of becoming an astronaut when you were a child? This twinkling scene of a lone space walker floating around the galaxy has us daydreaming about hopping from star to star just like when we were little. The dreamy pattern combines beginner-friendly stitches with tightly packed blocks of colour and golden details, making it perhaps best suited to more experienced stitchers. But who are we to curb your ambition? Try this pattern on hand-dyed linen or washed dark denim to complete the look.…

5 min.
midnight flight

MATERIALS • Denim fabric: 35x35cm, navy• Stranded cotton: see Notes• Embroidery hoop: 15cm diameter• Basic embroidery kit STITCHES USED Backstitch, French Knots, Long and Short Stitch, Satin Stitch, Split Stitch, Straight Stitch NOTES Find the template on p59 Anchor stranded cotton, 1 skein of each: 235 (light grey), 387 (cream), 388 (light taupe), 392 (golden taupe), 400 (dark grey) and 403 (black) A flash of white against the starry sky. Is this a dream or did an owl just swoop past you in the night? Jenny Blair has brought this curious creature to life by blending natural shades to build up realistic features – a technique often referred to as ‘needlepainting’. Turn to p55 to master all the stitches needed for this scene. 01 Transfer the design from the template onto the denim fabric using your preferred method.…