One of the things I most enjoyed last month – our month of celebrations for our 100th issue – was the opportunity to go back through all our issues, revisiting patterns and projects from nearly a decade ago, some of which I’d almost entirely forgotten about! I think some are worth revisiting and updating, reflecting the changes that have taken place, and one of those is my little Afternoon Nap Dormouse. I think he was almost the very first pattern I ever designed and now he’s back…..
…. or at least he will be in the September issue, so just a little while to wait. But there’s no need to wait for our latest free pattern – this one is brand new, from the current issue – my Dancing Ballerina. In contrast to the dense fill stitching of the mouse, this is a very simple design, (very suitable for beginner or less experienced stitchers) but being simple, it’s important to concentrate on technique – and in particular the smoothness of your back stitching.
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