Since we discovered Shimunia’s amazing Instagram feed a few months ago (her animations using her embroideries are incredible and take stitchery to a whole new level) we have been desperate to share them with you all! Her use of colour, line, and space is astounding and what better way to show that off than in our very first Be Creative Showcase. Look out for more incredible artists in this spot in future issues.
Our exciting new feature, ‘Textile Treasures of the National Trust’, will make you want to explore the hidden textile gems of the great houses around the country looked after by this superb organisation. This time, we explore the work of the NT’s Textile Conservation Studio and get a behind the scenes look at their work on Knole’s 17th century Spangled Bed – fascinating stuff.
You’ll love our feature on Louise Newton, another Instagram heavyweight, her embroidery will give you all the feels for spring and more. Also unmissable this issue are our projects – cross stitch a romantic Parisian door, learn the cathedral window technique and make a squares in the corner quilt for the ultimate way to express your creativity this month.