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Whitework Inspirations

8 of world's most beautiful whitework projects, to delight and inspire.



Whitework embroidery traditionally features beautifully intricate designs using white thread on white background fabric, examples of which can be found in many cultures across the world. Without the addition of colour, the fabric surface is ornamented with high-relief stitching, cutting, pulling or withdrawing threads with some styles utilizing all these techniques.

Whitework Inspirations highlights the very best whitework has to offer in both design and technique. Featuring talented embroidery designers Kim Beamish, Deborah Love, Judy Stephenson, Christine P. Bishop, Susan O'Connor, Patricia Girolami and Luzine Happel, this special collection, including a tablecloth, table mats and sachets, has been curated into one publication.

With 8 stunning whitework projects to make, there are clear step-by-step instructions, pullout patterns, a stitch guide and all the information you need to stitch them. Discover the origins, stitches, techniques and designs that are uniquely whitework, and learn how to make your own beautiful works of art.

Featured Projects

'Whitework Inspirations' features the following projects:

  • Affair of the Heart by Susan O'Connor
    Exquisite whitework sachet.
  • Heart's Delight by Kim Beamish
    Charming pulled thread mat with heart motifs.
  • Bianca by Patricia Girolami
    Perfect stitches and precise cutting combine to create this elegant Hardanger mat.
  • Tulip by Christine P. Bishop
    Exquisite white linen sachet featuring an elegant, single tulip motif filled with delicate Hedebo needlelace and finished with eyelets and satin stitch.
  • Vintage by Judy Stephenson
    Exquisite bag showcasing traditional Casalguidi embroidery.
  • A Fine Romance by Susan O'Connor
    Delicate sachet with traditional Maderia embroidery.
  • Sweet Strawberry by Deborah Love
    Enjoy this crisp white tablecloth stitched in traditional Mountmellick embroidery.
  • Sense of Place by Luzine Happel
    Traditional folk motifs, tulips, hearts and sunflowers are stitched with symmetrical precision around the centre of this beautiful cloth.

Shipping Time

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.

Additional Information

  • Product Type
  • Designer
    Inspirations Studios
  • Technique
  • ISBN
  • Publication
    Search Press
  • Dimensions
    28.6L × 22W × 1.5H (cm)
  • Weight

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