What Are You Stitching?

17th December 2021

Sometimes its lovely to turn your hand to a smaller project, especially after you’ve completed something large or time consuming. Popular small projects include something for a stitching kit, whether it be a biscornu, a needlebook or an etui. However, don’t be deceived! Often these projects look small but are, in fact, more intricate and involved than you might initially think. Here are a few to admire:

Denise Forsyth

‘I have been designing and stitching pincushions on linen with Gloriana silk floss. Using mostly needlepoint stitches. There are different shapes and sizes.’

‘The scissor holder I call ‘My Grandmother’s Garden Scissors Keep’. The flowers around the outside are the flowers my grandmother had in her yard in Eastern Washington State. It holds five pairs of scissors and is stitched on linen with silk and DMC floss.’

What a wonderful collection of projects, Denise, beautifully designed and superbly stitched. You must have the most spectacular embroidery kit around with all of these special little items.

Lynda DeLallo

‘Our friends celebrated four birthdays around the same time by having a party. Everyone brought a little something for a goodie bag, just like a child’s birthday! My mother stitched these little needle books on wool felt using silk ribbon.’

‘There was no pattern, just a simple flower. I happened to go into a knitting shop that had these adorable scissors to complete the gift.’

What wonderful additions to the goodie bag from your mother Lynda, these needlebooks are the perfect little gift. Just the right size, super useful, and gorgeous… and how adorable are those scissors you found?!

Dianne Petty

‘I would like to express my sincere thanks to Inspirations for introducing me to the remarkable designs of Betsy Morgan. Also, a huge thank you and best wishes to Betsy on her well-earned retirement.’

‘I have worked several of Betsy’s inspiring designs over the years and thanks to her beautiful books, I have many more projects to keep me going. 

Numerous enjoyable and challenging hours have been spent with a needle in hand, helping me through some terrifying times of the 2019-2020 bushfires in our area followed by several lockdowns.’

‘Now I have these exquisite little boxes as a reminder of better times ahead.’

We’re so glad you have loved Betsy’s work, Dianne and that it has helped you through the difficult times. Your collection of her projects would have to be one of the largest we have seen with each piece so skilfully stitched and masterfully constructed. Betsy will be so thrilled to read your story and see all you have accomplished.

Do you like to stitch small projects? Do you prefer things that may only take a few days or weeks to complete? Or do you love to start on huge projects, knowing you have months or even years of work ahead of you? 

Whatever sized project you like to stitch, we’d like to see it. Send us a picture of your work with a bit of information about the project and your stitching journey to news@inspirationsstudios.com 

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