Inspirations #102 Out Now!
19th April 2019
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, at this time of year hopefully you’re enjoying the vibrant blossoms of Spring. For those of us south of the equator, both the temperature and the leaves are beginning to fall as we’re surrounded by the colours of Autumn. It all makes for the perfect backdrop to release our new issue of Inspirations themed Living Colour, which is out now.
Inspirations #102 is one of those issues that is bursting at the seams with so many layers of amazingness, it’s hard to know where to look first.
On one hand we have a celebration of small creatures. There are some beautiful details to be seen in these designs, and a seemingly unlimited variety of ways to represent them in stitch, including stumpwork butterflies, snails in a miniature garden and a cheeky chipmunk nibbling on a nut.
Then there is the highly anticipated follow-up project by Sue Spargo, this time a cheerful cushion covered with bright appliqué birds embellished in a varying array of embroidery stitches.
New? Did someone ask for new? How about not one, not two but three brand new designers to Inspirations hailing from Russia, Italy and the USA. Each of them bringing a unique flavour, be it design or technique, based on their own international viewpoint.
And all of this set against the back drop of living colour – be it the intense hues found in no less than 11 different butterflies featured, the delicacy of monochromatic embroidery on tulle, or the pastel shades in a matching pair of crewel work flowers, this issue of Inspirations is one you’ll find yourself coming back to, time and time again.