Sturt's Desert Pea - i118 Kit

by Denise Mackey

Striking Australian desert flower featuring stumpwork elements and surface embroidery.


One of Australia’s most spectacular and unique native species, the vibrant, scarlet desert pea (swainsona formosa), with its glossy black centre and soft grey-green leaves often grows in the brick-red soil of the vast outback, creating a spectacular carpet of vivid colour that can last many months.

Depicted here using surface embroidery and stumpwork, each growth stage; bud, flower and seed pod, is meticulously re-created with thread and wire in this fabulous plant study.


All our kits include premium quality materials with everything sourced, inspected and cut to measure to enable your project to be as beautiful as the original featured in the magazine or book.

'Sturt's Desert Pea - i118 Kit' includes the following contents:

  • Fabrics (unprinted)
  • Wire
  • Sewing thread
  • Embroidery threads
  • Beads
  • Needle

Instructions Purchased Separately

The instructions for this product are available within 'Inspirations Issue 118' and are not included with this product.

Purchase 'Inspirations Issue 118' →

Additional Information

  • Product Type
  • Designer
    Denise Mackey
  • Technique
  • Project Type
    Framed Embroidery
  • Publication
  • Issue Number
  • Finished Project Measures
    15cm x 14cm wide (6" x 5 1/2")

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