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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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It can be easy to lose track of how far we’ve come and forget to be proud of our journey. Think about how many stitches you’ve learned since you first picked up embroidery. Even if you’ve only been stitching for a few weeks, you’ve already learned valuable skills like mounting your fabric in a hoop – take a moment to notice your achievements. Designer Maggie Schnücker (@maggiejosstudio) has been taking stock of her progress and revisiting old pieces, like this greenhouse design from 2018, and turning them into fresh new patterns for you to stitch. With plenty of long summer days ahead, now is the perfect time to rekindle your sense of adventure. I’ve been enjoying the simple pleasures of day trips and excursions with friends and family, taking full advantage…

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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. 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! ANIA JAKUBISIAK TALKS SLOWING DOWN AND ENJOYING THE PROCESS AGAIN “It’s easy to…

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Spend an afternoon sorting your stash onto these paper bobbins. They come as a pack of 50 and are great for labelling each thread shade! £1.40| New to embroidery? Build up your stash with these pre-wound bobbins. They come as a set of rainbow, pastel and blue shades, and come on a handy keyring. £12.50| Have a little fun with your thread storage and wrap your floss around these cute cactusshaped wooden bobbins. They come as a pack of two. £3|…

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time for tea

Templates for digital readers on p84 Pretty tulips ADD SWEET FLORAL DESIGNS ONTO PLAIN TEA TOWELS AND TABLECLOTHS Retro vibes ENJOY A CUPPA ON THE GO WITH THIS VINTAGE-STYLE TRAVEL CUP SLEEVE MATILDA SMITH When our Art Editor Matilda isn’t lovingly designing the pages of Love Embroidery, you’ll find her creating charming illustrations like these tea time motifs 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. NOTES • Use two strands of thread, unless otherwise stated. Teapot hoop MATERIALS • Your gift – Tea time embroidery transfers • Cotton fabric: 25x25cm, light blue • Stranded cotton: 1 skein each…

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current stitches

Inspired by nature Embroidery artist Aušra Merkelytė specialises in stitching realistic flowers on tulle fabric, which she sells as finished pieces through her shop Velvet Meadow. Often, her hoops reflect the real-life appearances of the flowers that she is capturing in thread. However, this rainbow dandelion caught our eye – as you’d expect – on a recent Instagram scroll. The flower features the same gorgeous texture and depth that Aušra’s other pieces display, but in an array of uplifting rainbow shades. Our favourite detail has to be the motion of one seed floating away in the breeze., @velvetmeadow IMAGE © AUŠRA MERKELYTĖ OF VELVET MEADOW, WWW.VELVETMEADOW.ETSY.COM…

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adventure awaits

MATERIALS • Soft fabric backpack: blue • Stranded cotton: see Notes • Water-soluble stabilser • Basic embroidery kit STITCHES USED Couching Stitch, French Knot, Satin Stitch, Straight Stitch Rachael has perfectly captured that feeling of strolling through a meadow on a sunny spring day, with vibrant wildflowers swaying in the breeze around you. She uses a combination of simple stitches to build up the various flowers that you might find – how many have you spotted out in the wild this year? And, since the motifs are easy to mix and match, you can easily stitch this design onto your favourite clothing using soluble stabiliser, too. 01 Begin by prepping the design for your bag. We’ve provided a selection of motifs so that you can mix and match the ones that will work best for your style of…