Love Embroidery Issue 11

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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love embroidery fresh ideas with thread

Spring is in the air and soon the weather will be warm enough for us to venture out for more than just a brisk walk. We might even be able to take our embroidery with us, like Sophia Drescher has done here. Sophia’s work is inspired by the sights and sounds of nature, capturing moments from wildlife in stitches. You can find out more about her elegant style on p82. And if, like us, you’re feeling inspired by Sophia’s picture to get outdoors with your stitching, we’d love to see your garden or green space snaps on social media – find us on p81! IMAGE © SOPHIA DRESCHER, WWW.HELIOBLUEDESIGN.ETSY.COM…

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This issue of Love Embroidery is packed full of bright and beautiful projects to celebrate the arrival of spring! Discover an idyllic coastal retreat with Louise Newton’s hoop art on p14 – I just love the way she’s used variated backstitch to create such bold texture and depth. Lauren Holton also shares her popular seed sampler on p45 – a great way to build up confidence and skills – and the botanical-inspired portrait by Rosanna Diggs on p53 has given me the perfect excuse to practise my French Knots. Whether you’re new to embroidery or a seasoned stitcher, I hope you’ll find plenty of inspiration within these pages. Share your makes with us over on Instagram @loveembroiderymagazine, as we love to see which projects have captured your imagination!…

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we love

Made to last It’s no secret that society can be pretty fast paced these days. That’s why we treasure being able to slow down with our needle and thread. Molly Martin shares that feeling in her new book The Art of Repair (Short Books, £14.99), where she gives advice on breathing new life into old textiles and much more. In her words, “modern-day society could not have developed as it has without the humble needle and thread.” Sew in this season There’s nothing quite like treating yourself to a new set of threads! Craft shop Backstitch has a whole host of beautiful colour sets to tempt you. One of their new collections from DMC, aptly titled Cottage Garden, caught our eye for spring projects this month. Each thread set includes 10 skeins of…

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wildflower meadow

GEORGIE EMERY Georgie lives in Gloucestershire and draws inspiration from the nature that surrounds her, as well as from her travels to places like South Korea, Borneo and Italy. She loves to experiment with a variety of techniques to create lively and colourful designs, so it’s no surprise that she found so much joy in putting together this Ultimate Guide to Florals booklet for you. @georgie.k.emery THE FLOWERS Inside the Ultimate Guide to Florals booklet (which starts on p85), you’ll find 15 beautiful blooms accompanied by step photos, full-size templates, illustrated embroidery guides and instructions for every stitch you’ll need to know. Georgie has brought the motifs together in a modern sampler layout – learn how to make your own on p31 of your booklet. You could also stitch them individually and turn them…

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happy easter

We’re bounding into spring with a hop, skip and a jump! This gorgeous Easter Rabbit from Magic Dreams Shop certainly captures the joy of the season. With its delicate stitches and soft pastel shades, this piece comes as finished hoop art to display on your wall or gift to a friend as a holiday hello. The beautiful blossoms, curious bunny and swaying sprigs have inspired us to practise our floral stitching for the season (with a little help from Georgie Emery’s booklet, of course) – what’s your favourite spring bloom to stitch?…

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beside the sea

MATERIALS • Calico fabric: 35x35cm, natural• Stranded cotton: see Notes• Embroidery hoop: 15cm diameter• Basic embroidery kit STITCHES USED Backstitch, French Knots, Satin Stitch, Straight Stitch, Variated Backstitch NOTES • Find the template on p71. • DMC stranded cotton: 1 skein each of blanc (white), 153 (lilac), 293 (light yellow), 320 (pistachio green), 472 (light green), 597 (turquoise), 676 (golden sand), 726 (yellow), 775 (baby blue), 806 (dark blue), 936 (dark green), 972 (deep yellow), 987 (forest green), 3341 (apricot), 3761 (sky blue), 3766 (peacock blue), 3804 (dark pink), 3823 (cream) and 3827 (pale golden brown). Let your mind drift away to thoughts of walking along a serene beach as you stitch your way through this gorgeous coastal landscape. From the Variated Backstitch sky, ocean and sand to the long blades of grass swaying in front of…