New Digital Patterns | Inspirations #90 – Part 1

20th January 2023

Do you want to know a funny story about Inspirations issue #90?

This issue is famous for featuring the project ‘Garden Fresh’ by Julie Kniedl on the front cover, otherwise known as the ‘corn issue’.

Julie’s stitched corn was so lifelike that when copies of the magazine arrived at newsagents it seems the front cover confused a few stockists.

After readers couldn’t find the new issue on the shelves, it was soon discovered that Inspirations #90 had been placed in the gardening section instead of the needlework section!

We’ve always wondered how many gardeners ended up joining the needlework family as a result of this mix up! 

Today, we’re not releasing planting guides for corn, but we are releasing the first batch of projects from issue #90 as digital patterns…

Small Change by Hazel Blomkamp
Thanks to Hazel you can stop searching for coins in the bottom of your bag and put them into this sweet little purse instead. Small Change is a charming coin purse with a vibrant Jacobean design.

Modern Crewel by Susan Porter
Here’s one you’ve been waiting for… this project has been one of our all-time most popular designs ever published.

What makes it so popular? Modern Crewel is, just as the name suggests, a classic design stitched in modern colours, the likes of which we don’t see very often. 

The end result is an elegant crewel embroidery worked in a contemporary palette of fresh greens with turquoise and Wedgwood blues.

Resting Place by Kim Beamish
A graceful Hardanger design consisting of a perfect grid of wrapped bars that fill the centre of this charming white linen mat. 

The unusual castellated edge of the mat is finished with blanket stitch and small diamond motifs worked in satin stitch.

A gorgeous project for anyone who enjoys counted work.

We’ll be back next week with more digital pattern releases from Inspirations issue #90.

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