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Inspirations Issue 85 - The Magic of Stitch

Needleworkers delight in the ability to transform and create fabulous objects using thread.


While magicians never reveal the secrets of their trade, Inspirations supplies detailed instructions for taking a handful of silk, cotton or wool threads and transforming them into beautiful pieces for your wardrobe or home.

In this issue, we feature the outstanding Grand Prize winning project from our 'Stitch Your Heart Out' competition, report on Beating Around The Bush, and showcase the incredible costume embroidery for HBO's Game Of Thrones.

Featured Projects

'Inspirations Issue 85' features the following projects:

  • Poppy by Susan O'Connor
    Stunning threadpainted evening bag worked with lustrous silk threads
  • Succulent Spool by Julie Kniedl
    Prize-winning succulents displayed on a wooden spool
  • Two Hearts by Jo Butcher
    Dainty heart designs to stitch with ease
  • Precious by Irina Rudneva
    Magnificent beaded cuff with gemstones and pearls
  • Full Bloom by Susan Porter
    Beautiful stumpwork rose in shades of dusty pink
  • Magic Moments by Heather Scott
    Gorgeous wool and cashmere throw with colourful paisleys
  • Butterfly by Catherine Laurençon
    Fabulous butterfly threadpainted with vibrant stranded cotton threads
  • Water Wings by Delma Moore
    Elegant cranes worked with Brazilian embroidery
  • Potpourri by Lorna Bateman
    Monogrammed scissor sheath adorned with an abundance of flowers, with matching fob

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