What Are You Stitching?

23rd August 2019

One of the many things we love about the Featured Project ‘Little Bird’ is that it’s displayed in a hoop. There’s a certain charm about hooped embroideries and as we searched our What Are You Stitching? files we found some projects that share this same charm…

Diane Martin

‘I recently made Mary Corbet’s Octoberfest, albeit a little differently. Thank you for all the inspiration you give me weekly.’

Diane, your version of Octoberfest is as every bit as gorgeous as Mary’s original! We love the autumnal colours and symmetry of design.

Elaine Rodgers

‘My finished piece from a Nicola Jarvis class…’

Elaine, the metal threads add a layer of elegance to the design and your stitching is botanic perfect!

Sharlene Jones-Martin

‘I thought I’d share one of my recent experiments in stitchery – my Weather Bee (Apis Tempestus). I wanted to have fun stitching something that made me smile the whole while. I kept the stitches I used simple – long and short stitch, satin stitch, back stitch and split stitch.’

‘I was especially happy with the wings as they were the first time I have tried out chain stitch. It is the stitch just perfect for the effect of translucent wings! This project took a while but was ideal to do just a little at a time, and if you can keep smiling no matter how long a project takes to make, then you keep coming back for more!’

Sharlene, we understand why your Weather Bee kept you smiling the whole while. The sense of whimsy and character you’ve stitched into him is captivating and brought a smile to our faces as soon as he arrived!

Sue Duke

‘My needlework journey started many years ago. I have a special love of combining patchwork and embroidery and have been a subscriber from the start of Inspirations Magazine and have completed many projects since that time. I also have many kits stashed away waiting to be started, but I’m sure that I’m not unusual in that respect! Please keep putting out wonderful needlework to inspire us all.’

‘Just thought I would send you a couple of photos of my needlework. The first is a nearly completed Shades of Christmas by Trish Burr – hopefully this will be on my wall for Christmas. The second is my recently started Les Amaryllis by Catherine Laurençon. I am very spoilt to have the very lovely Ana Mallah helping me with this at Bustles and Bows in Warrandyte, Victoria.’

Sue, we appreciate you being part of the Inspirations ‘family’ from the very beginning. Bustle and Bows is an inspiring location to stitch and your progress to date is picture perfect! We look forward to seeing the finished results.

Have your needles and threads stitched something with a sense of charm about it? Hooped or unhooped we’d love to see it! Email photos of what you’ve stitched along with a few details about your stitching journey to news@inspirationsstudios.com

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