Inspirations Magazine 120

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  • To celebrate 30 years of Inspirations, we asked designers to create a project incorporating some favourite elements from their own embroidery journey.

    The result? Exciting dimensional work, exquisite threadpainting, meticulous goldwork and contemporary needlelace, alongside a delightful array of embroidery stitches and beading techniques.

    Featured Projects

    'Inspirations Issue 120' features the following projects:

    • Busy Bees by Susan O'Connor
      Honeybees gathering pollen adorn a unique pincushion and etui with red gerbera flowers
    • Echinacea by Jo Butcher
      Vibrant coneflowers in surface and stumpwork embroidery against a watercolour background
    • Nature's Realm by Trish Burr
      Threadpainted panel of flowers and pollinators using an analogous colour palette
    • Bertie by Tania Cohen
      Fabulous beetle brooch in soft, silk shades with shimmering metallic highlights
    • Bella Dama by Ana Mallah
      A cottage garden beauty with pretty, stumpwork petals creating dimension
    • Cinnamon & Sugar by Hazel Blomkamp
      Small cushion with an elegant motif showcasing four needlelace patterns
    • Grapevine & Ladybird by Jane Nicholas
      A golden trellis supports a stumpwork vine with beaded fruit and a visiting ladybird
    • Favourite Things by Betsy Morgan
      Counted thread sampler featuring favourite stitches, motifs and colours