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Inspirations

Inspirations Issue 110

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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in deze editie

13 min
jacobean dream

Echoing the subtle shades of early, natural dyes, the embroidery is worked in crewel wools with a gentle palette of blues, grey and rose pink onto natural linen twill. The cushion is backed with twill and the design is edged with a tri-colour twisted cord, created with tapestry wool using the same colours. before you begin We recommend that you read the complete article and instructions in the pattern download See the pattern download for the embroidery design All embroidery is worked with ONE strand of thread unless specified requirements Fabric 50cm x 100cm wide (20" x 40") piece of natural linen twill Supplies Slate frame or stretcher bars to fit fabric Lacing thread (slate frame) Thumb tacks (stretcher bars) 50cm (20") cushion insert Natural sewing thread Contrasting sewing thread Sharp lead pencil Ruler Fine black pen Tracing paper Fine heat-soluble fabric marker Needles No. 24 chenille No. 1 milliner’s Threads Appleton’s crewel…

3 min
laurence lieblich

I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN A LARGE HOUSE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE IN THE FRENCH-SPEAKING PART OF SWITZERLAND. I have a wonderful memory of that time. I am the eldest of three siblings and I remember sharing long days outdoors with my sister and brother in complete freedom. I was also fortunate to have grown up in a rich intellectual and artistic environment. My parents shared with us their taste for travel, culture, literature, painting and music but were liberal enough to let us build our own preferences without too much guidance. As my father owned a textile company, I remember very well the colours and smells filling the workshops during my many visits. At home, my mother, an art bookbinder by trade, spent a lot of time making beautiful embroidery and…

10 min
paradise

Worked with lustrous stranded silk threads onto a ground of natural linen, repeating corner motifs frame three dazzling birds, stitched in shades of golden yellow, peach, turquoise, azure blue and violet, resting amongst foliage and vibrant flowers. Worked mainly with long and short stitch, the surface is enhanced with textural stitches including Cretan stitch, Palestrina stitch, blanket stitch and whipped spider web. before you begin See the pattern download for the embroidery design We recommend that you read the complete article All embroidery is worked with ONE strand of thread unless specified requirements Fabric 40cm x 30cm wide (16" x 12") piece of natural linen Supplies Slate frame or stretcher bars to fit fabric Lacing thread (slate frame) Thumb tacks (stretcher bars) Fine black pen Tracing paper Fine heat-soluble fabric marker Needles No. 22 chenille No. 7 crewel No. 10 crewel No. 7 milliner’s No. 24 tapestry Threads Au ver…

13 min
fireflower

Typical of its species, it displays lance-shaped leaves and has bright, fiery red, fringed flowers consisting of hundreds of yellow-tipped stamens emanating from a cone-like bud. Re-created in perfect detail using stumpwork techniques, this magnificent spray shows the flowers in various stages of opening, accompanied by a hungry bee, waiting for a rich meal of pollen. before you begin We recommend that you read the complete article and instructions in the pattern download See the pattern download for the embroidery design and templates All embroidery is worked with ONE strand of thread unless specified this design uses Blanket stitch | Bullion knot Couching | Fly stitch Ghiordes knot Long and short stitch Overcasting Pistil stitch | Satin stitch Split back stitch | Stem stitch Straight stitch | Wrapping The finished design measures 14.5cm x 9cm wide (5…

2 min
from the editor

EACH ISSUE OF INSPIRATIONS OPENS with several pages containing stories from around the globe that explore a fascinatingly eclectic range of topics: the embroidery practice of talented artists, important textile collections and exhibitions, notable community projects and important cultural stitching traditions are just some of the subjects we look at. These pages do more than provide an interesting introduction before we get to the projects within each issue. They are full of fabulous information and inspiring images and they help open our eyes to, and increase our knowledge of, some of the exciting things that are happening both locally and overseas in the wonderful world of embroidery. We get to see people and places that would otherwise remain hidden and we can gain an appreciation for how embroidery can touch…

7 min
tiny turtle

Worked onto quilter’s muslin with stranded and perlé cottons, silk buttonhole twist and a scattering of gleaming glass beads, this delightful scene is stitched with a combination of stumpwork and surface embroidery techniques. before you begin We recommend that you read the complete article See the pattern download for the embroidery design and templates All embroidery is worked with ONE strand of thread unless specified this design uses Beading | French knot | Honeycomb stitch variation Long and short stitch | Satin stitch | Straight stitch Split back stitch requirements Fabric 30cm x 80cm wide (12" x 31½") piece of ivory quilter’s muslin Supplies 10cm (4") square of green wool felt 15cm (6") embroidery hoop 25cm (10") embroidery hoop Small amount of fibre-fill Light-coloured sewing thread Clear nylon thread Sharp fine-point embroidery scissors PVA glue Small sponge 2 tablespoons of washed river or beach sand Small dried starfish (3)…