What Are You Stitching?

31st July 2020

We can’t be the only ones who have collected far too many old kits which are sitting at home in our stash and which we’d just love to get out and finish. If that sounds familiar, we’re pleased to share with you the stories of some of our readers who have done just that. We hope you’re now feeling inspired!

Sheila McCoy | Elsa Williams Bellpull

‘I finally finished my Elsa Williams crewel bellpull from a very old kit.’

‘This isolation stuff is great for those UFOs!’

Its great you’ve put your time to such good use, Sheila. The bellpull looks fantastic.

Ann Reed | Sunflowers

‘This project started as a kit which I bought in the late 1980s. It then sat in my cupboard for many years until I had the time to tackle it. I did not like the original stitching instructions or the choice of colours and threads, so ditched them and decided to do my own thing.’

‘It is still not finished as I have so many projects I am working on. I am quite happy so far with how it is developing.’

It’s just as good to see works-in-progress as it is to see finished pieces. Here’s yet another older design which has stood the test of time. Your interpretation is fabulous, Ann, and we can’t wait to see it when it’s finished.

Penny Wilton | Margaret Preston Bouquets

‘I bought these pieces over 20 years ago but had not stitched them – I think I was a bit daunted by them. Now that they are finished, I’m really pleased with them. They are based on two Margaret Preston paintings from 1925 which hang in the National Gallery of Australia.’

More wonderful old kits! You’ve done a great job with them, Penny. They make a perfect pair.

Old kits and thrift shop buys are like discovering hidden treasure. Have you recently dug out any old kits which you’ve finally completed? Have you discovered a priceless gem tucked away in the bargain bin at your local charity shop? Or have you resurrected some old stitching which was first put away years ago? 

In any case, we’d love to see your work. Send us pictures and a little bit of information about your stitching life to news@inspirationsstudios.com

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