There are beautiful details to be seen in this issue, and an unlimited variety of ways to represent them in stitch.
We feature the warm, colourful textures of Sue Spargo’s appliqué, the delicacy of monochromatic embroidery on tulle, and contrast the vibrant colours of stumpwork butterflies with subtle shades in surface embroidery, while exploring the stitching vision of three new contributors.
Twitter by Sue Spargo: Cheerful cushion with bright, appliquéd birds embellished with a great range of embroidery stitches.
Small World by Rose Andreeva: A dimensional snail approaches a strawberry plant in this miniature garden scene.
Crewel Whimsy by Ana Mallah: Journal cover with gorgeous crewel flower design in two colourways.
Bellissimo by Paola Matteucci: Beautiful cushion topper in Italian tulle embroidery with flowing design of roses and leaves.
Lepidoptera by Fiona Hibbett: Stunning panel of nine stumpwork butterflies.
Gypsy by Deborah Love: Eight-sided tablecloth worked in textural Mountemellick embroidery with flower sprays surrounding flowing vines, edged with a knitted fringe.
Going Nuts by Rose Nordenberg: Delightful threadpainted chipmunk with food for the winter store.
Flights of Fancy by Nina Burnsides: Two exquisite designs of stumpwork butterflies delicately resting on head and hands in contrasting line embroidery.