What Are You Stitching?

23rd September 2022

Looking for even more three-dimensional flowers? We have you covered! A quick look through our What Are You Stitching? files revealed a host of flowers, all of which were at their seasonal best. Enjoy a stroll through our dimensional flower garden…

Elizabeth Braun

‘I made this as a ring cushion for my friend’s wedding, but for some reason it took a fortnight to get from the UK to Ireland where she lived, so it turned out to be a belated gift instead! I loved this design and learned so much from it.’

‘It’s nice to have one or two raised elements to a mostly flatwork piece to set the whole project off.’ 

You are absolutely right Elizabeth! The raised elements on your cushion have set it off beautifully. Although we’re sorry to hear the cushion couldn’t be used for its intended purpose, it will be a gift that will be treasured for years to come.

Nicole Martin

‘I must have known that a time would come when there would be no craft shows and I would need to use kits from my stash! I saw ‘The Champagne Rose’ by Jennifer Bennett in a magazine well over 10 years ago. I ordered it at the time and finally retrieved it from my stash. It was definitely worth the wait and is now framed.’

Nicole, your stitching looks every bit as if you’ve framed a rose from the garden! It’s a superbly executed project and one that was definitely worth the wait. 

Dragica Sosa

‘I was so excited about my first foray into stumpwork. The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia hosted a class by Alison Cole, the Golden Moth Orchid.

It’s amazing how much can be learned in just two days with such a great teacher.

As I was finishing and feeling very proud of my first attempt at this technique, Inspirations issue 115 arrived in the mail and to my delight, there was Alison’s project in print! I thought I would share a photo to show what even a novice can accomplish with excellent guidance.’

A novice to stumpwork perhaps Dragica, but the results you’ve accomplished with just two days instruction suggest you’re anything but a beginner when it comes to your time with needle and thread! Your Golden Moth Orchid is every bit as picture perfect as Alison’s original.

Do you love to delve into dimensional embroidery or do you prefer to keep your stitching on the level?

Whether your stitching is one, two, three or more dimensional, we’d love to see it! Simply email photos of what you’ve created with needle and thread along with a few details about the project and your stitching journey to news@inspirationsstudios.com

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