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Inspirations Issue 103 - The Artful Needle

Explore a delightful variety of techniques for working with thread.



From an Italian drawn thread technique to metal thread, from gorgeous threadpainting to stunning three-dimensional embroidery, and for something completely different, learn how to make a selection of fascinating Italian tassels with a combination of knotted threads.

Featured Projects

'Inspirations Issue 103' features the following projects:

  • Maria Katarin's Reticule by Betsy Morgan
    Counted work pouch with matching scissor fob, thread winder and ruler stitched with gorgeous colours and motifs
  • An Apple a Day by Julie Kniedl
    Irresistible red apple in three-dimensional embroidery
  • Prism by Natalie Dupuis
    Sparkling brooch with a burst of coloured silks worked in Italian shading over silver passing thread
  • Perfect Love by Carolyn Pearce
    Stunning artist book cover featuring threadpainted tulips
  • Tuscan Lace by Maria Elide Melani
    Cushion cover worked with Deruta Sfilato embroidery, perfect for a contemporary setting
  • Little Bird by Chloe Redfern
    A delightful superb fairy wren to frame in a hoop
  • Tied in Knots by Maria Rita Faleri
    Highly-textured Italian tassels made with linen threads
  • The Starling by Nicola Jarvis
    Splendid starling from Nicola Jarvis’s Couture Birds series

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