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Inspirations Issue 84

Referred to by readers as 'the World's most beautiful embroidery magazine', Inspirations is where you find the best classic hand embroidery by leading embroiderers throughout the world. Complemented with superbly styled photography and captivating stories, each issue brings a diverse collection of timeless projects from home wares and bags to gifts and accessories. A wide variety of embroidery techniques is presented with detailed and easy to follow instructions, step-by-step tutorials and full size patterns, making each issue a valuable resource for people new to embroidery and seasoned needleworkers alike.

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stitching together

No-one would argue that there are some things that are best enjoyed alone but not many of us would count our embroidery as one. Visiting an exhibition, shopping for needlework supplies, learning a new technique in a class or working on a project; all of these things are much more fun when shared with a friend. Many of us are lucky to have a group to stitch with, perhaps a branch of the embroiderers’ guild, another organised stitching group or a few friends who get together when they can. Some even have the chance to pack their bags, hop on a plane and gather with several hundred others to indulge in a week of embroidery classes at a needlework convention like Beating Around the Bush. Whatever we do, it is always…

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your stories

We love to see what you have been working on and so does everybody else! FEATHERED FRIENDS Here are our beautiful grandchildren, Millie (10) and Buzz (8). They live on a drought affected property 100 km south west of Charleville in Queensland. Both Millie and Buzz loved their pillows I made for their birthdays in early June. I adapted 'Feathered Friends' from issue 59 for Buzz who loves his chooks, and for Millie I adapted the peg bag 'The Early Bird' from issue 75. I have made countless articles from your beautiful magazines, which I have enjoyed since issue 6. Maureen Poxon, Australia RETURNING TO THE NEEDLE Grandma taught me to embroider, knit, and later crochet from the age of 4 years. I kept the knitting going while working, being a wife and bringing up…

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a lace affair

The 16th OIDFA Lace Congress, held in Adelaide, South Australia during July this year, fit this picture perfectly. Three hundred delegates from eighteen countries gathered here to attend workshops, lectures and exhibitions on bobbin and needle lace. Many strands from all over the world, with cultures so diverse and seemingly unrelated, came together to meet, study and share their love and knowledge of this delicate craft. By connecting and interchanging their different cultural and traditional takes on lace, a new, contemporary fabric emerged, taking lace into the 21st century. Ten workshops on styles as diverse as Cordonnicot, Halas, Larriken, Netted and Point Ground lace, were presented by some of the best tutors in the field. The highlight however was that of Dr Consiglia Azzopardi, a world renowned Maltese lace expert. Her…

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threads of history

When visiting collections and museums that hold extraordinary examples of embroidery from the past the urge to look more closely than allowed is always a very strong one! Surely closer examination under good light would reveal all sorts of tantalizing information about threads and stitches and unlock some of the centuries old secrets! Imagine then, if these objects could be placed under a microscope and examined in minute detail. Tricia Wilson Nguyen has a long held fascination with historical embroidery as is evidenced by her involvement in the creation of the beautiful Plimoth Jacket and her wonderful Cabinet of Curiosities course. Sharing the fascinating information that she discovers is only possible through amazing photographs and working together with Cristina Balloffet Carr from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,…

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new products

The CLOVER brand is well known amongst needleworkers as a manufacturer of all kinds of well thought out, quality stitching accessories. They produce a huge range for those who knit, quilt, crochet and embroider and are constantly adding products and improving those already in production. FINE CROCHET HOOKS With crochet currently enjoying an enormous surge in popularity Clover have introduced a new range of fine crochet hooks – perfect for working with fine yarns and embroidery threads. We have seen some gorgeous work where designers have crocheted flowers with silk and cotton threads, embellished them with stitches and added them to their embroidery – a whole new approach to raised embroidery! The new set of seven hooks ranges in size from 0.6mm to 1.75mm and each one has a colour coded easy grip…

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our greatest group achievement

“In the year 1999 going into 2000, a few of us did a short course in stumpwork in a Hermanus needlework shop and this led to the formation of an embroidery group under the name 'Stitches' which meets once a week. Most of us live in Onrus River, adjacent to the village of Hermanus, about 120 kilometers from Cape Town. Two of our members are from Hermanus, and the others live in next-door suburbs, Vermont, Habonim, Sandbaai and one comes all the way from Franskraal, further along the coast. Each member does whatever she fancies and we have worked through cross-stitch, crewel embroidery, ribbon embroidery, stumpwork, goldwork (under the tuition of Irene Junkum) and long and short stitch (under the tuition of Nettie Morris). Whoever has the knowledge, shares with the…