Love Embroidery

Issue 21

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without donning a festive jumper or two, and now these seasonal stalwarts are also sneaking into our stitching! As you flick through this month’s pages you’ll notice texture is the big theme running throughout – whether it’s emulating the cosy knitted rows in Georgie Emery’s bright pullover patterns, creating the densely stitched afro puffs in our superb cover portrait, building layers using appliqué and thread for our knock-out wall hanging, or simply adding some smooth metallic accents to your projects, we’ll show you how. Needles at the ready? While this might well be one of the most magical times of the year, for us makers it can also be one of the busiest. If you’re like me, you’ll have a list of gifts and decs to stitch…

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4 min
we love

IDEAS INSPIRATION ACCESSORIES PEOPLE KITS Pride of place It’ll come as no surprise that our dream Christmas tree is covered from head to foot in embroidery, so you can imagine our unbridled joy when we spotted this heavenly Sun Angel Tree Topper amongst Anthropologie’s latest wares. Made from super soft wool felt and embellished with tiny twinkling beads and gorgeous stitching, it’s festive perfection! www.anthropologie.com Fresh ideas Struggling for present ideas? Give the gift of embroidery! Make Your Own have a whole heap of beginner-friendly craft kits to help people fall in love with their new favourite hobby, including this bright and bold candy cane hoop. The kit comes with all you need to stitch the design, including step-by-step instructions and access to online stitch tutorials to help you get started. www.myo.place Editor loves Personalise your Christmas tree…

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6 min
joyful home

Personal touches MAKE SPEEDY GIFT TAGS AND PERSONALISE YOUR GIFTS WITH SMALLER MOTIFS Christmas folk art DECK THE HALLS WITH FESTIVE CHARACTERS STITCHED IN COLOURFUL THREADS MATILDA SMITH When our Art Editor Matilda isn’t lovingly designing the pages of Love Embroidery you’ll find her creating magical illustrations (like these transfers) and dabbling in all kinds of crafts, including knitting, pottery and, of course, embroidery. 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. Templates for digital readers on p84 Christmas hoop MATERIALS • Your gift – Cosy Christmas embroidery transfers• Cotton fabric: 25x25cm, white• Stranded cotton: 1 skein each of blue, light blue, dark red, green, pink, white and yellow•…

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1 min
current stitches

Stitch together One of the things we love about embroidery (and there are many, many things) is the social side of it all. And designer, Christine Leech is making it easier to keep up with your crafting pals and stay in touch with the stitching community through her Sewyeah Social Club. Each month, she’ll be releasing a gorgeous new digital make-along, like the vibrant decorations you see here, and as part of each project, she’ll be hosting live virtual tutorials, sharing tips, and just having a good ol’ chat on her Instagram. We’ll definitely be joining in with a cup of tea – how about you? www.sewyeahsocialclub.com, @sewyeah IMAGE © CHRISTINE LEECH, WWW.SEWYEAHSOCIALCLUB.COM…

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5 min
magic in the air

We'reall about cosy details at this time of year and this gorgeous hoop by the super talented Lucy Peltier is just packed with them! We can almost see the steam rising off the dreamy cup of cocoa as it meets the cool night air, feel the strokable softness of the faux fur accents on the mittens, and imagine the sizzling sound of the sparkler… 01 Transfer the following elements of the design from the template onto the cream fabric using your preferred method: stars, headband, earmuffs, afro puffs, face outline and jumper outline only. Transfer the jumper outline and all markings within the jumper from the template onto the pink fabric. Cut around the outline of the jumper on the pink fabric, leaving a 1mm border around the edge. Use the…

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5 min
cristin morgan

Running a business is no easy task but, as endeavours go, it can be such a rewarding one. Something that designer, author, and small business owner Cristin Morgan can enthusiastically attest to. “There are days when I’m able to spend hours in my studio drawing, stitching and playing with new materials,” she says. “Those are definitely the best days, and the ones I look forward to the most!” Cristin runs her own online embroidery shop selling modern patterns, kits, and original artworks. “I opened my first shop in 2015,” she says. “At the time, I didn’t anticipate embroidery becoming my full-time career – I just knew that I loved it.” It wasn’t long before Cristin was taking on custom orders and commissions left, right and centre – an experience that taught…

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