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I don’t know how this happened, but I have somehow not yet mentioned that I am now a regular blogger over at the fantabulous embroidery blog, &Stitches!! Wha’?! Y’alls might remember that I did a guest tutorial series for them over the summer, and now I’m blogging there about once a week. It’s seriously super-awesome!
If you’ve never been there, &Stitches is pretty fantastic. Co-creators Carina (of Polka & Bloom) and Nicole (of Follow The White Bunny) offer such wonderful tutorials, patterns, stitch and style explorations, and so much more – their approach to embroidery meshes really well with my own. I really enjoy the research into different techniques and cultural traditions, the best uses for stitches and what they can do, etc. The geeky, technical stuff. So I feel really lucky to be able to join them on their blog and write about some of that stuff over there. Please, go check it out – if you like stitching, you won’t be sorry!
Today marks the release of issue 4 of the &Stitches digital magazine: Scandinavia &Stitches. It’s a pretty fantastic issue, you can trust me on that. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. It’s got gorgeous patterns by both Nicole and Carina, as well as a lovely cross-stitch pattern by Emily Wilmarth of Floss Box, a gorgeous felt project by Anne Mende (preview above), book reviews, color inspiration, and … oh, yeah, wait … *I* have something in it too! I contributed a small article to the Scandinavian issue – I do hope you’ll go check it out! Really, there’s even more than that, and it’s so wonderful. I’m so proud that I got to be even a little involved!
You can head over right now and buy yourself a copy of Issue 4 (which you should totally do), but you can also stick around here and take your chances on winning a copy! Those lovely &Stitches gals have offered my readers a giveaway copy, so leave a comment here – just say hi, or tell me about a project you’re working on, or a joke, whatever you like really – and I’ll pick one winner by random number generation at noon, UK time, next Wednesday (the 24th of October). Go, go, go!