Inspirations #115 Out Now!
15th July 2022
No matter what is happening in our lives or in the world around us, all of us turn to our needlework to find serenity, happiness and a sense of accomplishment. Our job here at Inspirations is to help all of us achieve that by publishing the world’s most beautiful needlework to enjoy.
In our striving to fulfill our mission, our latest release Inspirations magazine, issue #115 is entitled Delicate Stitches. It is filled with some of the most exquisite projects imaginable.
Inside this issue you will find a plethora of floral treats. For lovers of silk ribbon embroidery, Di van Niekerk’s Primroses & Violets is a stunning study stitched on a delicate linen print with petals and leaves cascading out of the frame. Trish Burr’s Red Columbine is a striking portrait of a unique red flower cleverly stitched on to silk organza to give a three-dimensional effect.
Golden Moth Orchid by Alison Cole is a sublime stumpwork picture showcasing another native Australian orchid. And Daffodils & Violas by Wendy Innes is also a gorgeous stumpwork project stitched in a stunning array of yellows and purples.
Laurence Lieblich has produced a beautiful cushion that is bursting with colour and uses a range of surface techniques in Floral Symphony.
The natural world is filled with many other aspects perfect for needlework, including Blue-Breasted Fairy Wren, a glorious threadpainting by Renette Kumm. Or you can try Ophelia’s Fox by Phillipa Turnbull, worked in crewel wool and a range of surface stitches.
Finally, for a project to really drive your passion, try Sweet Stitches by Fumie Suzuki. This breathtaking Hedebo bag, which features on the front cover, is a stunning example of the technique and will be a joy to stitch from beginning to end.
As you know, Inspirations magazine is not only about the projects. There are also plenty of fascinating articles to read whilst you’re enjoying a cuppa with your favourite magazine. You can read about the incredible community amongst the people of Mogalakwena in Southern Africa who use embroidery to weave stories and narratives and see them through life’s many challenges.
Or learn about Claire Wellesley-Smith, an artist, writer and researcher from the UK who advocates the art of slow stitching.
Get ready for hours of serenity, happiness and a whole lot of inspiration from Inspirations issue #115. Subscriber copies have now all been despatched with newsagents and your local needlework store receiving stock for their shelves very soon.