We are very privileged this issue to bring you an exclusive behind the scenes story from the Royal School of Needlework, where they have been busy making a portrait of their patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, in blackwork.
Explore the fascinating process and exquisite work on page 18.
Julie Campbell’s up close and personal approach to embroidery takes the viewer on a journey – inside, around, and through her subject on page 34.
Our cover this issue is the work of the very talented Katy Rundle, who began her second career as an artist after 30 years as a nurse, producing beautiful textile collages that she credits as helping her through very turbulent times in her life. Her story and work are equally inspiring and a must read on page 28.
We have some wonderful makes for you this issue such as a fabulous felt flamingo that is sure to look good anywhere you place it and floral embroidered jacket project that allows you to personalise and customise your own clothes – tres chic. And how could you not fall in love with our ‘whale hello’ embroidery technique, courtesy of Lucy from Thread Friends? She teaches you how to combine watercolour painting and embroidery to create this endearing hoop.