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Inspirations Inspirations issue 100

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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Australia
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English
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Inspirations Publications
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a timeline

1985 The Beginning It all began as a mail order business called Country Bumpkin 1986 First Newsletter As mail order database grows, a newsletter is launched 1987 AS&E #1 Newsletter so successful it becomes Australian Smocking & Embroidery Magazine 1989 1st BATB International needlework convention Beating Around the Bush launched 1992 Inspirations Supplement Inspirations first appears as a free supplement with AS&E #22 1993 Inspirations #1 Inspirations is launched as its very own magazine 1999 Index 1-24 First Inspirations Index released covering issues 1-24 2000 Inspirations #25 The turn of the century celebrated in style with the release of issue #25 2003 5th BATB With 88 classes on offer BATB is now one of the premiere needlework conventions in the world 2004 Index 1-42 Inspirations Index expanded and updated to include issues 1-42 #42 New Flat Spine Issue #42 introduced flat spine and pattern sheets in the back 2006 Inspirations #50 To celebrate the 50th issue milestone, the biggest issue yet is created 2011 Inspirations #71 Anna…

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thank you

From humble beginnings in the dusty, rural town of Keith in South Australia, Inspirations blossomed into the world’s most beautiful needlework magazine. Internationally renowned and unrivalled. It was Margie Bauer’s spark that ignited the vision, Fiona Fagan who was integral in keeping the dream alive, and now our current, incredibly dedicated team, who lead the way forward with an exciting blend of heritage and innovation. All involved are but custodians of the extraordinary art that is needlework. By honouring those who have gone before us and rallying the artisans of today, we ensure the skills of stitching and our much-loved magazine are retained for the generations of stitchers to come. With a legacy now spanning 100 issues, each and every person responsible for the magazine’s 25-year journey has truly made the world…

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from the editor

MOST OF THE SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES that we encounter in our lives lead to reflection of some kind and with that reflection comes a range of emotions: excitement, love, regret, satisfaction and joy perhaps being a few of the more common. In this, our 100th issue of Inspirations, we have twenty-five years of beautiful embroidery to look back on and our journey over this time from Issue 1 has certainly been an emotional one. Reading the ‘Letter from the Editor’ in the first issue, the words capture the enormous level of enthusiasm and excitement at the release of this new, 72-page embroidery magazine, designed ‘to stimulate the advanced and encourage the beginners.’ From this starting point, Inspirations has evolved over the years, sometimes in response to shifting tastes and styles, at…

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foundation members

Abercromby, RomaAitken, NancyeAkkermans, JohannaAlberts, MarlizeAllen-Hallyburton, NatashaAnderson, AyleneAndrews, AnneAyers, PatriciaBant, BarbaraBant, CarmelBarnes, WendyBarrows, SueBarry, LornaBascombe, RitaBatchelor, PennyBergin, RondaBindon, Jill ‘I cannot imagine my life without Inspirations!’ Donna Chambers | NSW, Australia Bird, LorraineBollen, AnneBoom, MayanneBossner, Frideh Boyle, IreneBrighty, LesleyBrookes, DianaBrown, EgeaBrown, EleanorBrown, JoanBurr, GanetButcher, SueCalvert, KathleenCampbell, JudyCannon, MendieCar, CathyCarter, BarbaraCarter, PatsyChambers, DonnaChapman, AnikaClark, Cynthia ‘Inspirations has widened my horizons more than I could have ever dreamed.’ Sue Barrows | SA, Australia Clarke, DorisClarke, JeanetteClarke, PeggyClay, MargaretClough, CaroleCobleigh, MargaretConaghan, KatrinaCottington, DawnCoullson, FloraCourt, PenelopeCox, DebraCrane, JoanneCummins, DaphneCurrie, DeliaCuthbertson, WinsomeDalglish, FranDanks, SarahDavies, SueDavis Burnett, Bonniede Koning, Annede Wit, YvonneDemere, MarthaDoherty, KerrieDornauf, LynDrysdale, AnnetteDuVall, CarolDuver, ElsieDuwe, SoniaEkstrom, SheriEldred, JackyEllis, CynthiaElvidge, Iris ‘Your magazine is a blessing!’ Sheryl Fisher | CA, USA Fayter, SueFinn, ElizabethFisher, SherylFox, MargaretFranklin, BarbaraFreund, FionaFriebe, MarleneFriederich, ValerieGaal, SusanGallina, FelicityGardiner, GwenythGardner, JudyGatson, StephanieGibson, Susan ‘Inspirations is my window to the…

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danielle clough

“I’M OPEN TO EXPERIMENTING WITH ANYTHING I CAN GET MY HANDS ON. I always think of myself as an accidental professional, stumbling onto this medium and figuring it out as I go. I don't always know the best fabrics to use, or what the ideal technique is, but through experimentation, I found my own way and style. I find the challenge of new materials motivating." Danielle Clough’s series What A Racket was first featured on Instagram where it was picked up by online media and from there, her unique style continued to attract new admirers, followers, and clients. “The publicity from the rackets set me on a path where I could focus exclusively on embroidery and craft.” Hers is a modern-day success story. A girl from Cape Town taught herself to stitch…

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ali rauf

“MIRRORS ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH REFLECTION, and for the 250th anniversary of Hand & Lock, my intention was to reflect on 250 magical years of embroidery tradition, while also paying homage to my country of residence, Australia. I crafted a floor-length coat covered entirely in mirror embroidery. Countless strategically placed mirrors are fastened in place with pure silk thread. The effect created by the mirrors mimics the gently rippling bay of Sydney harbour beneath, and the celebratory fireworks above. The coat, weighing almost seven kilograms, is worn atop a gown which features embroidered turquoise, pompoms and tassels, all in a scattered pattern that invokes the playfulness of fireworks.” Ali Rauf, the runner-up in the Hand Embroidery – Fashion category of the 2017 Hand & Lock Prize, describes the inspiration behind his exquisite…

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