What Are You Stitching?

3rd August 2018

Just as our best differs from moment to moment, so does what is produced by needle and thread. This week we look at the variety of items that have been produced by the needles and threads of the Inspirations Community.

Cushion | Kathryn Nielsen

‘You showed my cross stitch in All Stitched Up! #127 (HERE) and said that you were looking forward to seeing the finished cushion.  Well, here it is, all handed in ready for the exhibition!’

Kathryn, we love that you were able to finish your cushion in time for the exhibition and hope you’ve found another piece to replace this long-term project you’ve been working on whilst chatting with the ladies at the Guild!

Dress | Gill Duncan

‘In the 1990’s I joined the Embroiderers’ Guild and became a member of the smocking branch. It was there that I came across Australian Smocking & Embroidery and started my collection.’

‘I have made many gifts for family and friends such as this Little Bird dress from AS&E issue #98. I love it when my daughter’s friends have babies so I can smock for them. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to develop my passion for needlework.’

Gill, you’ve done a fabulous job developing your passion for needlework and we hope there’s many more babies to come so you can continue to pursue your love of smocking!

Needlecase | Liz Williams

‘This project is a blast from the past – The Beehive Needlecase from Inspirations #29 which I just love and have used ever since!’

Liz, we love that you’ve been using your needlecase ever since Inspirations #29. It’s fabulous that we can create such beautiful and useful items with our needles and threads. We really are able to make our lives more beautiful one stitch at a time!

Wedding Accessories | Christine Bruce

‘I have recently finished shoe stuffers and ring cushions for my daughter’s wedding. It was great fun making them! A tip for anyone contemplating shoe stuffers though is to keep in mind the size of the shoes, as these were made exactly to pattern and ended up just a little large.’

Christine, what beautiful keepsakes you’ve poured your time and talent into for your daughter’s wedding! They will be well used for generations to come.

If you’d like to create your own beehive needlecase, full instructions including project requirements and pattern sheets are available by purchasing ‘The Beehive Needlecase’ digital PDF download.

Digital Patterns

The Beehive Needlecase

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