Inspirations #103 Out Now!

19th July 2019

Art is a beautiful pursuit. Even the definition of the word itself is beautiful:

Art {noun}\\: The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

The new issue of Inspirations Magazine provides a taste of what’s possible when we approach needlework in its truest form of expression – stitched works of art.

Themed ‘The Artful Needle’, issue #103 features a chorus of different artistic expressions using needle and thread including a threadpainted book cover by Carolyn Pearce, an intricate sparkling brooch by first time contributor Natalie Dupuis and a splendid starling from Nicola Jarvis’s couture bird series.

The expressions of art continue with the introduction of a new way of using knot techniques to create highly textured Italian tassels by Maria Rita Faleri, three-dimensional embroidery is used to create an irresistibly life-like, red apple pin cushion by Julie Kniedl, and Maria Elide Melani from Italy gives us a master class in the Deruta Sfilato embroidery with her mesmerizing cushion, Tuscan Lace.

To complete a trifecta of ‘Marias’ featured in one issue, Betsy Morgan’s project titled Maria Katarin’s Reticule is a work of art perfect for storing a variety of needlework tools in style, and Chloe Redfern makes her return to the magazine with Little Bird, a delightful, easy to stitch fairy wren to frame in a hoop.

In case all of that wasn’t enough to bring forth your inner artisan, issue #103 includes an amazing interview with Hollywood costume designer Ruth Carter who shares her recent experience working on the blockbuster movie ‘Black Panther’ and the remarkable work of Laura Gaskin is on show in an article discovering how she stitches her wonderful still life embroideries.

With all these incredibly inspiring expressions of stitched art, Inspirations Magazine issue #103 is a work of art in its own right! Single copies now available to purchase online.

Inspirations Issue 103

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