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.


Arcadia by Brenda Sortwell
Ornate bird and foliage using the fabulous traditions of Jacobean crewel embroidery.

Mind Games by Kim Beamish
Whitework table mat or cushion front worked with Hardanger embroidery.

Aetna’s Bouquet by Helen M. Stevens
Signature silk embroidery celebrating wildflowers from the fenlands of England.

Hello Possum! by Jenny McWhinney
Cuddly blanket with a cute possum amongst gum blossoms and a matching carry bag.

Helena Gum Moth by Emillie Ferris
The gentle colours of this large Australian moth are showcased in threadpainting.

The Great Charter by Mike Parr
Inspired by the Magna Carta, a kingly monogram in whitework embellishes a needlebook and scissor fob.

Pretty in Pink by Trish Burr
An Australian rose robin resting on a splendid magnolia depicted in threadpainting.

Remember by Philippa Todd
Elegant three-dimensional poppy that can be worn as a brooch.