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Love Embroidery issue 13

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.

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
US$8.28
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11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome

love Embroidery FRESH IDEAS WITH THREAD Adeline Wang’s gorgeous, tactile Cheetah Rug has made us think more about the reason we stitch – is it for the process involved or the end result? Often, the things we make are a bit of both (like the watermelon bag on p45). But, sometimes, we make purely for the soothing nature of it, or to give ourselves something inspiring and uplifting to look at. What’s your reason for embroidering? If you’ve fallen in love with Adeline’s rug like we have, you can find the pattern and more of her work at www.byadelinewang.com…

1 min
welcome!

Sharing the joy of homemade projects with other people is such a rewarding experience. I love being able to say “I made it myself!” when giving a gift to a friend – nothing compares to that unique sense of pride and achievement. The act of making also feels inherently personal and filled with intention; embroidered gifts, especially, are often well appreciated due to the time and care involved in their creation. Of course, there are also those projects! with – and that's okay, too! Inside this month's magazine, you'll find plenty of easy, quick-to-stitch ideas alongside some truly beautiful statement pieces for your own home and wardrobe. Whoever you feel most inspired to stitch for this month, we've got you covered!…

4 min
we love

Be bold, be bright We can’t take our eyes off Miesje Chafer’s abstract artwork. Her pieces combine screenprinting with embroidery to create bold and textured works of art. You’ll find experiments with Bullion Knots, Straight Stitch, Brick Stitch and more peppered throughout her designs. The same colourful geometric shapes can be found across her fabrics as well, which she screenprints by hand or prints digitally for larger quantities. www.miesjechafer.com Nature’s canvas Heather O’Donnell is the artist behind these incredible magnolia leaves. Each one is foraged, hand-embroidered, pressed and dried by Heather. “One day, I was stitching on paper and what I had stitched looked like a leaf,” she says, “a lightbulb just went off.” She immediately went outside to grab a leaf and the rest is history! www.magnoliaheatherart.com Editor loves We’ve been admiring Sew Beautiful X’s embroidered…

5 min
in the meadow

Buzzing bee EMBELLISH YOUR SPRING WARDROBE USING MINI MOTIFS AND SIMPLE STITCHES Garden delights MIX AND MATCH THREADS FROM YOUR STASH TO SEW QUICK AND EASY GIFTS FOR FRIENDS GEORGIE EMERY Georgie lives in Gloucestershire, draws her inspiration from nature and loves to experiment with a variety of techniques to create lively and colourful designs. She studied textiles at university and recently returned to the craft, now making up for lost time. She’s rarely without her stitching, even taking it on her travels around the world where she’s always on the lookout for new ideas. www.georgiekemery.etsy.com @georgie.k.emery Meadow hoop MATERIALS ⏺ Your gift – Bees & butterflies embroidery transfers ⏺ Cotton fabric: 25x25cm, pale pink ⏺ Stranded cotton: see Notes ⏺ Embroidery hoop: 13cm diameter ⏺ Basic embroidery kit STITCHES USED Backstitch, Brick Stitch, Leaf Stitch, Padded Satin Stitch, Satin Stitch, Straight Stitch 01 Use Satin Stitch…

1 min
current stitches

Picture perfect With its iconic architecture and historic skyline, it’s easy to recognise this striking hoop as Edinburgh. Kseniia Guseva, of Faimy X Stitch, has perfectly captured the city’s famous landmarks in her trademark style of smooth Satin Stitch encompassed by bold, black outlines. And it’s not just Edinburgh on offer – you’ll find an ever-growing collection of patterns boasting cityscapes from around the world on her website. They’re perfect for capturing holiday memories or exploring the world from the comfort of your own home. www.faimyxstitch.com…

6 min
tropical paradise

MATERIALS ⏺ Cotton fabric: 40x40cm, natural ⏺ Stranded cotton: see Notes ⏺ Embroidery hoop: 20cm diameter ⏺ Dowel rod: 1cm diameter, 20cm long x2 ⏺ Acrylic paint: light pink (for the rods) ⏺ Basic embroidery kit STITCHES USED Backstitch, Chain Stitch, French Knot, Long and Short Stitch, Satin Stitch, Straight Stitch Jenny’s love of the natural world shines brightly in this gorgeous tropical scene. From the vibrant pinks of the striking flamingo to the luscious botanical foliage, this project is filled with feel-good shades that will keep you dreaming of summer days and far-flung adventures. Jenny shows you how to work the needlepainting technique for this project, blending shades to achieve a realistic finish. For extra tips on perfecting your individual stitches, turn to p67. 01 Transfer the design onto your fabric using your preferred method. Because the design is…