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Love Embroidery

Love Embroidery issue 15

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
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11 Issues

in this issue

3 min
we love

In the jungle The leaves that you’re peering through here are just a snippet of the large-scale hoop that textile artist Verity Macdonald is working on. It measures 60cm in diameter and Verity is filling it with all manner of jungle-based flora and fauna. As this piece will undoubtedly take some time to complete, we highly recommend keeping tabs on its progress over on Verity’s Instagram, @patternsbyverity. www.patternsbyverity.etsy.com Inside the box Monthly stitching in a cute box? Sign us up! Ellbie Co’s new Make Happy Club Box is a beginner-friendly craft subscription that brings you a positivity-focused cross stitch or embroidery project each month – with £3 from each box going to charity. Sign up by 20th June to get their first embroidery kit! www.ellbie.co ANIA JAKUBISIAK TALKS SLOWING DOWN AND ENJOYING THE PROCESS AGAIN “It’s easy to…

4 min
escape to the country

MATERIALS • Calico fabric: 25x25cm, natural • Stranded cotton: 1 skein each of baby blue, cornflower blue, deep blue, light blue, navy blue, sky blue, brown, caramel brown, deep green, fern green, light green, dark grey, graphite grey, light grey, orange, pink, coral pink, lavender purple, violet and yellow • Embroidery hoop: 13cm diameter • Felt: 12x12cm, white • Basic embroidery kit STITCHES USED French Knot, Long and Short Stitch, Satin Stitch, Straight Stitch NOTES • Find the template on p74. 01 Transfer the design from the template onto the fabric using your preferred method. We used a heat-erasable pen for easy transfer, but since the markings will all be covered up with stitches you can use a pencil if preferred. Mount the design in a hoop, making sure the fabric is taut like a drum. 02 The bushes are all…

2 min
my style

Taking her inspiration from the natural world, embroidery artist Tatyana Mironowa uses needle and thread to create photo-realistic landscape hoops. She uses patientlyplaced stitches – such as satin stitch and French knots – to recreate iconic sights from around the world, such as the Northern lights or the colourful tulip fields of Amsterdam. When did you start to embroider landscapes and nature scenes? Three years ago, I tried satin stitch embroidery after seeing pictures of the technique on the internet. I didn’t think my embroidery would be popular. I just saw a landscape I liked and decided to try a new embroidery technique. I posted it on Instagram and here we are! How does this piece reflect your style? My style is all about attention to detail, smooth transitions and delicate colours. This project,…

1 min
embroidery guide

ELDERFLOWER Main stem: Couching Stitch, grass green, 6 and 2 strands Smaller branches: Straight Stitch, grass green, 3 strands Flowers: Straight Stitch, light beige, 6 strands DAISIES Centre: Satin Stitch, yellow, 6 strands Petals: Straight Stitch, white, 6 strands Stems: Couching Stitch, olive green, 6 and 2 strands POPPY Centre: French Knot, tan and black, 6 strands Petals: Satin Stitch, coral, red, dark red and terracotta, 3 strands Stem: Couching Stitch, olive green, 6 and 2 strands BUTTERCUPS Centre: French Knot, tan, light yellow, 6 strands Petals: Satin Stitch, butter yellow, 6 strands Small buds: French Knot, butter yellow, 6 strands Larger buds and side-on flowers: Satin Stitch, butter yellow, 3 strands Stems: Couching Stitch, grass green, 3 strands and 1 strand PINK FLOWERS Petal centres: Straight Stitch, bright pink, 3 strands Petal tips: Satin Stitch, pink, 3 strands Stems: Couching Stitch, olive green, 6 and 2 strands Leaves: Satin Stitch,…

5 min
nahar shamsun

Nahar Shamsun is the textile artist behind Sew Beautiful x and, inspired by painters of the Impressionist movement, she creates stunning landscapes in thread. The scenes she captures are both places she has travelled and ones she has yet to visit. “Due to Covid-19, we may not be able to visit these places,” she says. “I know that looking at my pieces allows me to be transported and be with nature. I hope that they do the same for others.” “Embroidery has been a big part of my life since such a young age,” says Nahar. “My earliest memory of it was when I was around 10, seeing my mother embroider flowers onto pillowcases, bedding and the like. She used to create such beautiful patterns and I was desperate to learn.”…

1 min
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