What Are You Stitching?

8th December 2023

For What Are You Stitching? this week, we look at some projects recreated from our magazine, stitched by some clever Inspirations community members!

Ann Martin

‘I’ve thoroughly enjoyed making Summer Blooms from Inspirations issue #110. I completed the embroidery months ago but over the past few weeks started making them up.’

‘I look forward to seeing each issue of the magazine and deciding what I will make next…’

Ann, we love that you enjoyed making Summer Blooms and constructed them with such success! As we type this, the next issue of Inspirations is being printed and we look forward to seeing which design tickles your fancy…

Lynn Sharples

‘Here is my Burst of Colour from Inspirations issue #118.’

‘I did try to purchase the kit, but sadly it was sold out! I decided to source the design requirements myself. I live in Cornwall in the UK and trying to find someone who stocked the Au Ver a Soie, Soie d’ Alger was quite a challenge, I did eventually manage to find them and I’m so glad I did as they are beautiful to work with.’

‘I changed the design a little but kept most of the design by Laurence Lieblich. I absolutely loved stitching it and I have called mine ‘fluttering by’. It reminds me of a beautiful summer day! I intend to have it framed and hang it in pride of place.’

We’re so glad you sourced the requirements too, Lynn, as you have re-created Laurence Lieblich’s design beautifully! We love the creative licence you have employed to truly make it your own and once hung in place, it will be an absolute standout feature in your home.

Helen Johnstone

‘Here are some photos of Betsy Morgan’s Elizabethan Butterfly from Inspirations issue #118.’

‘This is the first Betsy Morgan pattern I have done, although I have done a lot of counted thread work. I really enjoyed it especially the range of colours.’

‘Whilst the stitching comes easily to me after so many years of practise, I am less experienced at construction techniques. So, making up the piece was the real challenge.

Who knew tassels were so easy and satisfying to make - I need more in my life!

I enjoyed this project so much I have ordered the Favourite Things kit from issue #120.’

Helen, you’ve stitched Betsy’s project magnificently and we’re so glad to hear you challenged yourself with the construction as you certainly have triumphed. We’re sure you’ll get many years of stitching joy from your beautiful needlebook and scissor fob.

Have you finished a project from Inspirations magazine? Or have you stitched a project from a new designer?

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 

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