To celebrate 30 years of Inspirations, we asked designers to create a project incorporating some favorite 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.
'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 watercolor background Nature's Realm by Trish Burr Threadpainted panel of flowers and pollinators using an analogous color 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 colors
Creative Stitching Book
Needles: •#24 Chenille: Tulip or Clover •#18 Chenille: Tulip or Clover •#3 Milliners Tulip or Gold Eye