Inspirations Issue 107
Discover Catherine de’ Medici embroidery, a soothing Italian technique, new to Inspirations, that only uses one fabric, one thread and one needle.
Surround yourself with gentle scenes and captivating items you can enjoy using every day.
For a splash of harmonious colour, try threadpainting with cotton or wool threads, story-telling surface and raised embroidery, enchanting crewelwork, or try your hand at a charming stumpwork design.
Books & Magazines
The Redwork Circus, Book by Jenny McWhinney
Well known for her thread painting and popular embroidery designs, Jenny McWhinney loves to share her ideas and inspire other stitchers. In her most recent book, The Redwork Circus, Jenny creates a whimsical world from ‘Le Petit Cirque Rouge’ filled with jolly clowns doing tricks and their adorable animal assistants. Jenny explores her passion for quilting by transforming her charming illustrative imagery into simplistic stitchery designs.SKU: n/a
Books & Magazines
Inspirations Issue 109
Celebrate the natural world in stitch with fabulous projects inspired by Australian flora and fauna created by
premier threadpainting designers Trish Burr, Jenny McWhinney and, new contributor, Emillie Ferris, along with
beautiful wildflowers showcased with gleaming silk embroidery by Helen M. Stevens. Three-dimensional and
crewel embroidery also feature, plus a Hardanger design perfect for beginners and a unique, history-inspired
needlework set in delicate whitework.SKU: n/a$17.95
Books & Magazines, Patterns
Lovable Bears Book
Inspirations have arranged for the Lovable Bears Book to be reprinted so it is now back in stock.
Featuring 12 of my irresistible Bears including the full-size patterns, stitch direction diagrams and requirements list it is ideal to use to embroider and make a gorgeous quilt or other article to treasure.
If you would like to order a signed copy please include a note with the name to be placed in the book.SKU: n/a$29.95
Books & Magazines
Inspirations Issue 105
In this issue Inspirations feature a goldwork masterpiece by Alison Cole, author of the recently released book The Goldwork Masterclass, reviewed in this issue.
Gilt, silver and other metal threads also shine in exciting designs by new contributors Cynthia Jackson and Georgina Bellamy.
Gold beads highlight the blossoms on a purse worked with Japanese-style bead embroidery by Margaret Lee and the superb blackwork on a small cushion, perfect for counted work enthusiasts, by new contributor Christine Burton.
They round out the issue with a new threadpainted design by Trish Burr, a delightful embroidered blanket by Yvonne McMillan Betts and intriguing botanical embroidery worked onto organza by Gary Clarke.
‘Inspirations Issue 105’ features the following projects:
Simply Irresistible by Cynthia JacksonStunning combination of silk embroidery and goldwork raises the humble pea plant to glorious heights
Sakura by Margaret LeeDelightful beaded purse featuring a cherry blossom
Hummingbird & Flower by Trish BurrJewel-coloured hummingbird resting on a floral sprig captured in threadpainting
Spanish Lace by Christine BurtonGorgeous blackwork embroidered cushion with golden highlights
Leucadendron by Gary ClarkeDimensional botanical embroidery worked on organza
Rocket Man by Yvonne McMillan BettsA cosy blanket for those with a sense of adventure and exploration
In a Flutter by Georgina BellamyLively lorikeet brooch with metal thread embroidery and organdie feathers
Tree of Life by Alison ColeSuperb goldwork embroidery showcasing a compelling variety of techniques and metal threads