Inspirations #111 Out Now!

23rd July 2021

This week is the official launch of the next fantastic issue of Inspirations magazine, issue #111, which is filled with must-do projects from some of your favourite designers. You’ll be charmed and delighted when you see what is in this magazine, but if you’re anything like us, you simply won’t know which project to start with.

Brenda Sortwell has produced a glorious crewel ensemble in rich autumnal colours called Revival, a keepsake box with a matching needle box and scissor holder.

The Hedgerow is a truly breathtaking stumpwork picture by Kay Dennis that bursts from the fabric in an amazing way. And Natural Wonder is a simple, yet stunning cushion by Maria Rita Faleri worked in Catherine de’ Medici Embroidery on a coarse linen with fabulous handmade corner tassels.

On the cover of Inspirations issue #111 you’ll find the cutest little zippered purses looking for all the world like delicious macarons and worked in fabulous beadwork by Merrilyn Whittle.

Needlework artist Di Kirchner returns with her brilliant crewel cushion entitled Interlude, which bursts with colour and texture. And Taetia McEwen is also back with Angel’s Breath, a matching lampshade and picture worked in subtle shades of peach and gold and showcasing a range of techniques including ribbon embroidery and beads.

For something a little different, Pat Olski has designed a couple of clever stitching accessories using Dorset buttons and cross stitch.

And finally in celebration of the release of Betsy Morgan’s new book Willing Hands 2, we’re thrilled to bring you one of her very last projects, the Shaker Spool Box, which includes Betsy’s clever and characteristic construction techniques coupled with a brightly coloured cross stitch design and several tiny surprises.

Plus Inspirations issue #111 also features a host of fabulous articles such us an interview with textile and needlework artist Carol-Lyn Jackson from and a look at the stunning work of Russian embroidery artist Marina Knyazeva. Learn all about the Alanakar Project, a spectacular multicultural needlework and textile exhibition, enjoy our in-depth book reviews and Ansie van der Walt brings a thought-provoking piece on the power of imperfection in Loose Threads.

With a little something for everyone, this issue is guaranteed to keep you happily stitching for weeks to come.

Inspirations Issue 111

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