Inspirations - Embroidery Magazine from Australia, Issue #114, Nature Walk
Including the work of two new contributors, projects in Inspirations issue 114 utilise a variety of raised embroidery and playful surface embroidery techniques to create beloved birds and animals in stitch, from realistic portrayals to sketch-like artworks and delightful, picture-book characters.
You will also discover beautiful Dresden whitework, used to work an exquisite heart design, and pulled and counted thread techniques used to create needlework accessories.
'Inspirations Issue 114' features the following projects:
Jarrah & Grass Blue Butterfly by Denise MackeyBeautiful stumpwork study of the life-cycle of a butterfly on eucalypt stems
Bush Beauties by Melissa HortonTwo Australian birds artfully depicted using a range of embroidery stitches
Little Brown Hen by Anna ScottSweet hen and chicks in two projects utilising raised embroidery techniques
Dresden Lace by Mike ParrGraceful, whitework heart filled with flowers and leaves in Dresden embroidery
Rainbow Bee-eater by Wendy InnesStumpwork panel with colourful bee-eater and sun orchids
Dream a Little Dream by Taetia McEwenEnchanting lampshade with characters dancing to the music of a frog band
Victorian Hearts by Kim BeamishCharming needlework accessories with pulled and counted thread techniques
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.
This magazine is a wonderful exercise in embroidery excellence! Have it and enjoy stitching!