The Stitch & Thimble is my digital hand embroidery publication, which I create from scratch four times a year. Each edition features five new and original designs for surface embroidery projects, including instructions for making the finished items. And I've upped the ante from the 11th edition, doubling the size of the publication by adding a host of new needlework-related features.
My aim with The Stitch & Thimble, as with all my designs, is to help keep the art of hand embroidery alive and evolving by incorporating the many stitches at our disposal - some forgotten or fallen out of favour - into contemporary designs with practical applications.
This is a 16-page digital publication in PDF format.
Two for tea project - safeguard big and little hands from hot baking trays with a pair of baking mitts?
Spectacular glasses case project - keep your specs scratch-free with a padded fabric case?
Frosted sampler - stitch along the lines of a stylised snowflake?
Sun templates - four designs for you to stitch, appliqu, scrapbook...?
New Vintage project - dress up your notebook in vintage-inspired embroidery, lace and fabric?
Quick Stitch project - spot your suitcase from afar with a distinctive swallow luggage tag
(c) 2013 Please be aware that I, Kelly Fletcher, retain the copyright for this publication, including all embroidery designs, instructions, patterns, text, design elements and photographs. It is for personal use only and by buying it, you are agreeing not to forward, upload, duplicate, pass on or sell the publication or part thereof. Thanks for respecting the hard work that goes into creating The Stitch & Thimble.
I quickly ran out of projects to stitch when I started embroidering a good few years back now and began coming up with my own more modern designs, using the skills I'd picked up working in the media ...
I quickly ran out of projects to stitch when I started embroidering a good few years back now and began coming up with my own more modern designs, using the skills I'd picked up working in the media industry. It was a small leap from there to making these designs available to others. I launched my website and first online pattern shop in 2009 while living in London, UK. But I now work from home in Johannesburg, coming up with fresh, contemporary designs that use a variety of surface embroidery stitches.View all patterns by designer (94) »