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STITCHES ‘N BEARS (article first published : 2007-12-3)

South Africa's new Stitchcraft Magazine, Stitches ‘N Bears, is due to hit the shops on December 3. In keeping with the festive season, the first issue features a Christmas Angel, an Heirloom Xmas Stocking, a Mistletoe Teddy Bear Project, a Machine Cross Stitched Santa project and a Christmas Miniature Bear Project.

Other articles on bears include a Teddy Bears Picnic Quilt Project; Seth Mohair Bear with Needle Felted Face; Maniwaki Teddy Bear Project; Apple Pie Bear Project; Nina Baby Teddy Project; Quintillian Bear Project. Apart from profiles on fibre and bear artists, there are tips for entering bear competitions, an article on how to make perfect noses for bears and one titled Polymer Clay Xmas Gifts for Your Teddies

There’s also information on "Twinchies", the latest craze in fibre art; a Japanese folded patch bag project and a Little Polonaise Hand Embroidery Project. Beginners can learn how to crochet, do appliqué and freehand machine embroidery. All this and much more!

Stitches 'n Bears will be available from CAN, SPAR, Pick 'n Pay as well as sewing shops, bear supply stores and convenience stores throughout Southern Africa. It is also available on subscription. Visit www.stitchesmag.co.za




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