What Are You Stitching?

28th April 2023

All this talk about our new book, A Fine Tradition 2, has us in a wonderful Margaret Light bubble. So much so, this week’s What Are You Stitching? is all about the projects stitched by the Inspirations community designed by the talented artist herself.

Jennifer Reed

‘I did this section of the 18th Century Needlefold from A Fine Tradition as a trial run.’

‘It looked so pretty when I had finished it, I just had to display it and found a charity shop frame that suited it perfectly.’

A trial run that turned out to be just as exquisite as the original project! This is beautifully finished, Jennifer. The frame you’ve found works superbly. 

Susan Osborne

‘I am working my way through Margaret Light’s Tree of Life, taking it very slowly. I’m reminded of something I once read, I’m not sure where, that said ‘never unpick embroidery stitches.’ It’s so true. When I’m stitching, every stitch matters and I am looking very closely, but once something is finished the individual stitches are not what people see, but the whole article.’

‘This is where I am up to, I’ve been working on the bird this evening. When it’s finished, I’ll send a photo of the whole thing (that might be a while yet)!’

Sue, this is a wonderful way to approach your stitching that will help you focus on practise rather than unpicking. We hope it has been keeping you busy and we are looking forward to seeing it finished!

Yolande Maynard

‘I have just finished stitching Tree of Life from A Fine Tradition onto the back of a denim jacket for my granddaughter.’

A very enviable jacket, Yolande! We’re sure Margaret Light would be thrilled you choose one of her designs for this amazing piece. 

Have you stitched any designs by Margaret Light? Do you do a stitch trial before attempting a design? Or have you stitched on a jacket before?

Whatever you are stitching, we’d love to see it! Email photos of what you’ve created with needle and thread along with a few details about your stitching journey to news@inspirationsstudios.com 

Join our FREE weekly newsletter All Stitched Up!

Back to top