What Are You Stitching?

9th November 2018

Amanda Newby-Fraser | Cat

‘I have been stitching for the last 15 years and join a group of ladies who get together every Saturday morning at an embroidery shop on the West Rand in Gauteng South Africa. These are our therapy sessions and the inspiration and excitement when we discover something new about embroidery is contagious!’

‘I noticed one of Trish Burr’s patterns and that was it, the pattern spoke to me and I could just see the soft pink colours I wanted to use for it. This is my interpretation of Trish Burr’s ‘Katerina’. I decided to keep only two of the flowers on the pattern, then just went along and added what I felt like using ribbon and beads. A big thank you to Trish for creating this beautiful pattern for us!’

Amanda, we love that you took one of Trish’s patterns and truly made it your own by using a colourway that spoke to you and then adapting the details of the design to create a finished piece that was unique!

Christiane | Hedgehog & Squirrel

Having previously shared the work of Christiane in many of our What Are You Stitching? segments, it was her recently completed animals that captured our attention this week!

Christiane, again we thank you for sharing what you’ve created with needle and thread! We love the details and character you’ve been able to stitch into each of your animals.

Liz Williams | Rabbit

‘I have recently finished a kit by The Crewel Work Company.’

Liz, you’ve done a spectacular job of stitching your Crewel Rabbits and we love the sense of tradition that is clearly evident in your piece that is traditional in both technique and design.

Sabine Zanelli | Cat

‘A friend who knows I love cats gave me a tapestry with two cats on it. I embellished it with material from an old skirt and some lace. It was a pleasure to find everyday items I could embroider with.’

‘I stitched everything by hand as I cannot sew straight with a machine! I now use the bag to carry my threads and materials to my embroidery classes.’

Sabine, we love your resourcefulness and creativity in creating the perfect bag for your needlework supplies, or cat as the case may be!

If you’ve created an animal with needle and thread that we’re yet to share, what are you waiting for?! Email photos of your stitched critter along with a few details about your stitching journey to news@inspirationsstudios.com

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