September/October 2013

What inspires me? Art Deco! I’ve been e-searching jewelry from “The Great Gatsby,” and I love it. It perfectly captures the Art Deco “vibe” with its bold geometric shapes and distinct ornamentation, and it inspired me to want to bring that look right here. Check out the art-deco influenced bracelets on p. 17, the frame on p. 18, and the earrings on p. 66. The designers added some glitz to their projects with glass beads, you can do it too. Tips and diagrams on p. 16 will help get you started.

More inspiration—the fall colors! From deep burgundy to vibrant orange, I have always loved the rich tones of autumn. You’ll see those colors reflected in this issue’s projects from items to keep you warm (the draft dodger, coffee wrap, and dog jacket) to fun items for Halloween (a doorstop, bag tags, and phone case).

To keep up with your fast-paced lifestyle, the embroidery kit / book cover on p. 52 allows you to neatly pack up your tools, threads, and references and take off. The book cover even becomes your stitch sampler that can be referred to again and again.

After reading this issue, you’ll have plenty of projects to keep you busy as the days get cooler. Make one or make them all. Keep them all to yourself or give them as gifts. The holidays, after all, are right around the corner!

Grab your needle and thread and start stitching!

- Terrie Studer
Editor

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Table of Contents

Projects

Seasonal Series: Autumn Owl
“Tricks or Treats” Bag Tag
Metallic Bracelets
Art Deco Frame
Fall Leaf Coffee Sleeve
Mask of the Wood Nymph
Customized Dog Jacket
Glove Turkey
Four Seasons Series: Fall Jar Label
Mustache Pumpkin Placemat and Wrap
Glowing Ghost Phone Case
Frankenstein Doorstop
Baseball Bracelet
Embroidery Kit & Book Cover
Draft Dodger

Features

Technique: Bead Bling
A Stitch in Time: The Embroidery Sampler
Start Your Sampler
Try a new technique: Floral Punch Needle
Book Review:
Emma Broidery’s Embroidery Stitch Tool
Hoop it up: “coffee” Tote
Contemporary Artist Series:
Carla Madrigal
Leftovers: Art Deco Earrings

Basics

Start & Stop
Gather your supplies
Transferring your design
Primer: Cotton Thread
Using an embroidery hoop
Stitch GuideStitch Essentials
Transferring Your Design
Needle Primer: To the Point
Stitch Guide