Inspirations - Embroidery Magazine from Australia, Issue #120, Celebrate 30 Years!
This is an Anniversary issue of the Inspirations Magazine, and, as usual, the issue is packed with the most beautiful projects in embroidery!
Inspirations Studios say about this issue:
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.
'Inspirations Issue 120' features the following projects:
Busy Bees by Susan O'ConnorHoneybees gathering pollen adorn a unique pincushion and etui with red gerbera flowers
Echinacea by Jo ButcherVibrant coneflowers in surface and stumpwork embroidery against a watercolour background
Nature's Realm by Trish BurrThreadpainted panel of flowers and pollinators using an analogous colour palette
Bertie by Tania CohenFabulous beetle brooch in soft, silk shades with shimmering metallic highlights
Bella Dama by Ana MallahA cottage garden beauty with pretty, stumpwork petals creating dimension
Cinnamon & Sugar by Hazel BlomkampSmall cushion with an elegant motif showcasing four needlelace patterns
Grapevine & Ladybird by Jane NicholasA golden trellis supports a stumpwork vine with beaded fruit and a visiting ladybird
Favourite Things by Betsy MorganCounted thread sampler featuring favourite stitches, motifs and colours"
All the techniques are presented in step-by step fashion with detailed descriptions of materials, how-tos, and all the steps, accompanied by close-up highest quality pictures. See examples on photos. Also, a liftout pattern sheet with full scale templates is included. 98 pages.
This magazine is a wonderful exercise in embroidery excellence! Have it and enjoy stitching!