Have Your Say

22nd June 2018

As we relish the current in between we find ourselves in, we’re making the most of the time these few weeks afford, so we thought it was a great time to start unpacking some of the conversations we’re yet to share!

Deruta Sfilato | Carolyn Githens

‘I thought I would share this photo of the corner of embroidery on a supper cloth given to me as a wedding present in 1966 by a very dear relative who died twelve months ago, aged 101.’

‘While she didn’t do the embroidery herself, it is a very treasured possession and I was thrilled to see another example of this type of work, Deruta Sfilato, in issue #97 of Inspirations Magazine. Until now, I had never known what to call this style of embroidery, although I was aware that it was Italian in origin as my cloth & accompanying serviettes indicate that they were made in Italy exclusively for David Jones.

Thank you for your wonderful magazine - I look forward to its arrival, and spend many happy hours browsing through the contents.’

Etuis | Julia Broughan

‘I have been collecting sewing etuis for years and store them in an old typeset drawer.’

‘Recently I covered it with acrylic to keep the dust off, but unfortunately the acrylic slid into the track and it is now close to stuck!’

‘Thankfully I started this collection long ago as the cost of these is now well above my price range.’

Oslo | Lesley-Anne Read

‘I am going to be in Oslo for a few days in June / July and hope some of your readers can recommend some specialist embroidery shops.’

If you have a conversation you’d like to start, or if you’re able to point Lesley-Anne in the right direction for her upcoming trip to Oslo, we’d love to hear from you! Email news@inspirationsstudios.com

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