The Design Collective | Pincushions Out Now!
15th October 2021
It’s not often that even we are taken aback by the elegance and quality of one of our publications, but our latest release really is something else.
The Design Collective | Pincushions is the first book in our new series devoted to a specific type of project. We have brought together some of Inspirations’ much-loved designers to each contribute a pincushion. No two designs are even remotely alike and with twelve completely unique and utterly gorgeous projects, this book is guaranteed to give you hours of stitching pleasure.
L – Ivy | R – Celeste Fig
The star-studded line-up you’ll discover inside includes Margaret Light who has contributed a stunning crewel design with subtle ivy and delicate flowers. Christine Burton has created an incredible three-dimensional fig adorned with blackwork and beads.
L – Daisies & Forget-Me-Nots | R – Sweet Strawberry
Ana Mallah’s little flowerpots are surrounded by stumpwork petals and tiny insects, while Victoria Laine has created a neat, needlepoint pincushion featuring her characteristic strawberry in brilliant colour.
L – Fragments | R – Norwegian Lace
Anna Scott’s tiny Jacobean crewel pincushion complements so many of her other projects perfectly. Di Kirchner will challenge you with a breathtaking Hardanger piece on 40-count linen.
L – Sacred Flower | R – Nodding Greenhood
Margaret Lee has contributed a tiny flower-pot shaped piece adorned with shimmering, silk shaded flowers. And Alison Cole’s pincushion looks for all the world like a miniature fairy garden, complete with three-dimensional stumpwork orchids.
L – Chō-Mon | R – Sweet William
Jane Nicholas’s project is an elegant goldwork design with three, stunning, stylised moths worked in a glittering array of beads and metal threads. Hazel Blomkamp’s delicate pincushion is festooned with beaded flowers and leaves.
L – Deerfield | R – Bargello & Blackwork
Deborah Love has designed a gloriously crisp Deerfield pincushion in blue and white and Betsy Morgan’s Bargello & Blackwork pincushion includes a matching scissor fob – exactly as we’d expect from one of Betsy’s detailed projects.
With all the instructions, stitch diagrams and pattern sheets required to re-create all 12 pincushions included in the book, the only thing you need to get started is a Ready-to-Stitch kit.
The good news is that many of the pincushion’s are available as kits right now and the other good news is the rest are coming! So, if the kit for your favourite project is not out yet just keep an eye on this newsletter and on our website as we’ll post them up the instant we have them ready.
The Design Collective | Pincushions has been a project of passion for us here at Inspirations Studios and we can’t wait to send you a copy so you can share in the joy.
After seeing the book for the first time, this is what designer Anna Scott had to say:
‘It is bold and I love it! I love how the ever so traditional embroidery sits in a super stripped back, contemporary still-life setting. It is nice to see the pieces shine by having every project appear with the same backdrop and it also helps them flow beautifully and harmoniously together throughout the book, despite them all being so different.’
The Design Collective | Pincushions is out now, order your copy online today.