In this issue we feature a goldwork masterpiece by Alison Cole, author of the recently released book The Goldwork Masterclass, reviewed in this issue.
Gilt, silver and other metal threads also shine in exciting designs by new contributors Cynthia Jackson and Georgina Bellamy.
Gold beads highlight the blossoms on a purse worked with Japanese-style bead embroidery by Margaret Lee and the superb blackwork on a small cushion, perfect for counted work enthusiasts, by new contributor Christine Burton.
We round out the issue with a new threadpainted design by Trish Burr, a delightful embroidered blanket by Yvonne McMillan Betts and intriguing botanical embroidery worked onto organza by Gary Clarke.
'Inspirations Issue 105' features the following projects:
Simply Irresistible by Cynthia JacksonStunning combination of silk embroidery and goldwork raises the humble pea plant to glorious heights
Sakura by Margaret LeeDelightful beaded purse featuring a cherry blossom
Hummingbird & Flower by Trish BurrJewel-coloured hummingbird resting on a floral sprig captured in threadpainting
Spanish Lace by Christine BurtonGorgeous blackwork embroidered cushion with golden highlights
Leucadendron by Gary ClarkeDimensional botanical embroidery worked on organza
Rocket Man by Yvonne McMillan BettsA cosy blanket for those with a sense of adventure and exploration
In a Flutter by Georgina BellamyLively lorikeet brooch with metal thread embroidery and organdie feathers
Tree of Life by Alison ColeSuperb goldwork embroidery showcasing a compelling variety of techniques and metal threads
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