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Inspirations Issue 86 - Lovely Lace

Discover captivating lace techniques that are surprisingly easy to learn using the simplest of tools – needle and thread.



The lightness of lace continues through to the surface embroidery in this issue, and the projects range from delicate counted techniques to the riotous fun of creative stitch combinations in crazy patchwork. In the front pages, we conclude our interview with Michelle Carragher, costume embroiderer for HBO’s Game Of Thrones, find out what happened next in the story of the famous Bayeux Tapestry, and feature the next instalment of our Threads of History series in which embroidered museum pieces are examined in previously unseen detail.

Featured Projects

'Inspirations Issue 86' features the following projects:

  • Flowers of Panicale by Paola Matteucci
    Beautiful evening bag showcasing the traditional embroidery of an Italian hilltop town
  • Little Gem  by Catherine Barley
    Fabulous strawberry fob created with needlelace
  • Timeless Treasures by Elisabetta Holzer Spinelli
    Gorgeous thimble pod and bell decoration with colourful embroidery inspired by ceramics
  • Turkish Delight by Elena Dickson
    Superb scarf featuring delightful Bibilla flowers - a knotted lace technique from the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Queen of Hearts  by Kim Beamish
    Elegant Hardanger mat ideal for beginners
  • Delicate Touch by Victoria Laine
    Blackwork strawberry given dimension with shading techniques
  • My Best Friend  by Nancy Lane
    Adorable snuggle blanket and soft toy for children
  • Feeling Crazy! by Jennifer Clouston
    Fun patchwork bag with intriguing stitch combinations
  • Eidelweiss by Deborah Love
    Graceful schwalm embroidery textured with seven different filling stitches

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Please allow 7-14 days for orders placed within Australia and 3-4 weeks for international deliveries. Orders containing a backorder item will be sent as soon as the backorder item is in stock.

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