24th June 2022
We’re interrupting the opening paragraphs of this week’s All Stitched Up! to bring you some updates from Inspirations HQ!
A LOT goes on in any given week at the Inspirations production office. Some of which we allude to in the newsletter you’re now reading or on our socials, whilst other goings-on wait until they’re ‘formally’ announced at just the right time. This week, however, we thought we’d offer you a sneak peek behind the curtains, so you know what we’ve been up to.
For the first time since the hustle and bustle of COVID began interrupting shipping and supply timeframes, Christmas has indeed come early and Inspirations issue #115 has arrived at our Mailing Houses the world over on time, well almost anyway!
For our valued subscribers, that means your next fix of all things Inspirations is closer than ever before.
While our logistics teams have been working hard to finalise the mailing lists for issue #115, our kit team have been busy sourcing, measuring, cutting, and assembling everything needed to ensure the new kits will all be available as soon as you have the next issue in your hands. In fact, rumour has it they might even be running ahead of schedule, so you might want to check online to see what they’ve added!
Not only this, but they’re also working on kitting another 50 brand-new, exciting projects appearing in upcoming books and issues of the magazine, as well as designs from our Handpicked range and re-releasing popular kits from issues past.
We may also have heard them whispering something about designs being pre-printed on the fabric for eligible kits, saving you the time and effort of transferring the design. Now that’s an exciting development!
The production team: well they’ve exceeded our expectations yet again! A Passion for Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford and Inspirations issue #116 are now with the printers. Don’t tell Volumes I through III, but we think A Passion for Needlework IV might just be the crowning glory in the series to date! We can’t wait to share more with you as we anticipate its release in just three months’ time.
Not to rest on their laurels, the production team are now turning their attention to our next book, the release of a new version of Flowers for Elizabeth by our very own Susan O’Connor, and then Inspirations issue #118. And if all that isn’t enough, we’ve heard them discussing plans to celebrate 30 years of all things Inspirations in issue #120, which is due to be released in October 2023. That’s a lot of issue numbers, projects and content to keep on top of!
As for our wares department, they’re busy sourcing all things needle and thread for our online store. Just to let you in on a little secret, they’re so excited by what they’ve tracked down that they’re working in cahoots with our website team and secretly releasing their findings online before they’re even announced in All Stitched Up! You didn’t hear it from us, but it might be well worth your while checking our website every now and then to see what they’ve uncovered.
Oh, and while we’re on the subject of secrets, we may or may not be aware of dialogue between our Editor-in-Chief Susan and Helen M. Stevens collaborating on a project for ‘The Design Collective | Volume II’! Whilst it’s a little premature to announce the subject of our next installment to this series, know that preparations are well underway for its release in September 2023.
We can’t wait to share more of the world’s most beautiful needlework with you in the coming weeks and months. Now, back to our usual proceedings…