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Inspirations

Inspirations issue 93

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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birds of a feather

As the projects for this issue began arriving in our office we started to notice a very distinct trend developing. Created using gorgeous colours, beautiful stitches and sparkling threads there seemed to be an abundance of tiny beaks, graceful wings and striking tails – we had a whole flock of birds! Perhaps only beaten in the popularity stakes by flowers, winged creatures, be they birds, butterflies or all manner of other flying beasties, are definitely popular subjects for embroidery and the projects in this issue demonstrate the diverse range of stitching techniques that can be used to depict our feathered friends. In the following pages you will find a superb pheasant worked with shiny metal and silk threads, a tiny, cross stitch cardinal and a splendid thrush with a luscious stolen strawberry,…

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dreaming in colour

“They look a bit naughty and mischievous. They remind me a little of myself !” Cheryl Bridgart is talking about her favourite animal - the zebra. “I love that they are different. They stand out. I love the black-and-white contrast. To me they symbolise happiness and good fortune.” Looking through Cheryl’s vast portfolio of work, black-and-white is not the dominant theme, though. Cheryl works, lives and dreams in colour. Her work incorporates every imaginable hue in the colour spectrum. It is only when you start to look closer that you will see the zebra theme present in most of her work. Cheryl refers to her work as Fine Art Freehand Machine Embroidery or FAFME. A unique style of stitching she has invented and perfected. It involves drawing with the machine directly onto the canvas. No pencil or…

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stitching through adversity.

ZIMBABWE is a country in Southern Africa. It’s where you will find the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, thorn trees silhouetted against bright orange sunsets, endangered wild animals and warm friendly people. It was the home of Cecil the lion whose life ended when he wandered past the cross-hairs of a shotgun that was in the hands of a visiting dentist. In recent years it has suffered political turmoil and economic upheaval with jaw dropping hyper-inflation which, at its height, was estimated to be in the region of 79 million percent. Most of us cannot get our heads around that but maybe the best way to do so is to consider that a loaf of bread that cost, say, $3 in the morning would be fetching $237 million by close of business. In…

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what’s on?

SOUTH AUSTRALIA The museum of the EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC., features embroidered textiles from countries around the world. Museum Open Days are: Tuesdays: 10am – 2pm. Embroiderers’ Guild of SA premises: 16 Hughes Street, Mile End, SA. Ph: 82341104. Further information is available from www.embguildsa.org.au or by email: contact@embguildsa.org.au VICTORIA The SOUTH WEST BRANCH OF THE EMBROIDERERS GUILD OF VICTORIA will be holding its biennial exhibition Seasons of Stitching at the Masonic Centre, Kepler Street, Warrnambool from March 3–5, 2017. Further information is available by phone 0438 018 073 The CASTLEMAINE BRANCH OF THE EMBROIDERERS GUILD OF VICTORIA is holding its biennial embroidery exhibition in conjunction with the Castlemaine State Festival, Victoria’s premier regional arts Festival. Colour Magic will run from March 18–22, 2017 at The Mount Alexander Golf Club, Wimble Street, Castlemaine…

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between the covers

Kaffe Fassett’s Bold Blooms Kaffe Fassett with Liza Prior Lucy Abrams 2016 | Hard Cover 224 pg ISBN 978-1-4197-2236-3 | RRP $50.00 Throughout his long, colourful career in textiles, Kaffe Fassett’s passion for flowers has been gloriously evident and his latest book is bursting with the blooms that he uses as inspiration for his wonderful quilt and needlepoint designs. Unlike many of his previous titles that have been solely project based, this book also gives a fascinating insight into his design processes when working with flowers. The first part of this lavish, hardcover book focusses on various aspects including finding inspiration, using flowers in needlepoint, developing designs for fabrics and ribbons, using floral fabrics in patchwork and painting cut flowers. The second part of the book introduces eighteen quilt and seven needlepoint designs…

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pheasant

STITCHES USED Back stitch | Beading | Couching | Detached chain | Fly stitch French knot | Or nué | Outline stitch | Raised fishbone stitch | Satin stitch Stem stitch | Straight stitch Inspired by the intricately detailed mosaics found in ancient Roman ruins, this superb study of a male, ring-necked pheasant is stitched with a range of colourful metal and silk threads, beads and paillettes. The soft browns and greys of the wing and tail contrast beautifully with the rich jewel tones of the head and the strong defining lines of the pearl purl outlines. Resting on a mossy hillock edged with tall grasses, the bird is surrounded by an oval of decoratively couched gold passing thread. REQUIREMENTS Fabric 25cm (10") square of fine, natural linen 30cm (12") square of calico (muslin) Supplies 6cm x 7.5cm…