Inspirations #113 Out Now!

4th February 2022

Needlework is our sanctuary. It’s a place we can go where everything is beautiful, everything is serene, and we enjoy our very own stitching wonderland.

It’s our mission here at Inspirations to help us all escape to our sanctuaries as often as we can, shut out all the world events and immerse ourselves in the world’s most beautiful needlework.

What better way to begin the new year than with the latest release of Inspirations magazine, issue #113 which is themed ‘Thread Melodies’.

If you’re looking for an exquisite challenge, you’re going to love Window of the Blue Dragonflies by Alison Cole, a stunning stumpwork piece stitched on striking black fabric.

If bags are your passion, Margaret Light’s Woodland Strawberries is a fabulous linen bag adorned with a lovely crewel design. And if Jo Butcher’s work makes your heart sing, then Allium Meadow will be just for you, timed perfectly to coincide with the release of her new book Where Meadows & Gardens Grow.

Anna Scott has created an intricate crewelwork cushion, entitled Mountain Oak using traditional crewel designs and motifs. Cynthia Jackson has produced another silk and gold wonder with Sweet Eglantine.

Christine P. Bishop has spoilt us once more with a gorgeous Reticella embroidery set in white and blue titled Wedgewood.

And in case you thought we weren’t bringing you enough ribbon embroidery, we’ve published a delightful project by Di van Niekerk entitled Wildflowers. This is a perfect introduction to the technique or a welcome new project for lovers of the craft.

Finally, Christine Burton has brought us a perfect little blackwork pincushion, Squarely Check, which offers an ideal project to start out the year taking pride of place on the cover of this issue.

But as you know, Inspirations isn’t just about the projects. It is also filled with fascinating articles, highlighting talented artists from all around the world. This issue you can read about exploring colour in goldwork with a feature on Katherine Diuguid.

You can marvel at the work of Mexican artist Victoria Villasana, and you can meet Hanny Newton, whose deep belief that the creation of art is a conversation between artist and materials will be an inspiration for all.

Inspirations issue #113 is currently shipping to subscribers the world over and will be on the shelves of newsagents and your local needlework store very soon.

Inspirations Issue 113

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