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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 this, 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 36-page digital publication in PDF format.
Yarn tote project - a vintage-inspired tote for your crochet or knitting
Running stitch unravelled - an in-depth look at running stitch and its variations
Coffee pot sampler - experiment with running stitch
Coffee set templates - four more designs along with three DMC colourways
Bits & Pieces - Thimble trivia, the stitch-o-meter, Stitch! book review and more
A Life in Stitches - A look at the needlework legacies we're busy creating
How to : reverse applique - photographic, step-by-step instructions
Notebook cover project - an embroidered fabric cover for your journal
Tin caddies project - upcycle tins into embellished fabric caddies
Quick Stitch project - a fabric pouch for your needlework scissors
(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 industry. It was a small leap from there to making these designs available to others who might be in the same boat. I launched my website and first online pattern shop in 2009 while living in London ...
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 who might be in the same boat. I launched my website and first online pattern shop in 2009 while living in London in the UK. But I now work from home in Johannesburg, coming up with fresh, contemporary designs that use a variety of surface embroidery stitches.