Inspirations - Embroidery Magazine from Australia, Issue#109, Natural Color

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Inspirations issue #109, year of publishing: 2021.

In this issue, we celebrate the natural world in stitch with fabulous projects inspired by Australian flora and fauna created by premier threadpainting designers Trish Burr, Jenny McWhinney and, new contributor, Emillie Ferris, along with beautiful wildflowers showcased with gleaming silk embroidery by Helen M. Stevens.

Three-dimensional and crewel embroidery also feature, plus a Hardanger design perfect for beginners and a unique, history-inspired needlework set in delicate whitework.

Wonderful projects ideal for decorating your home and creating perfect gifts for those you treasure. Published by Insprations Studios, Australia. 

The projects are:

  • Arcadia by Brenda Sortwell
    Ornate bird and foliage using the fabulous traditions of Jacobean crewel embroidery
  • Mind Games by Kim Beamish
    Whitework table mat or cushion front worked with Hardanger embroidery
  • Aetna's Bouquet by Helen M. Stevens
    Signature silk embroidery celebrating wildflowers from the fenlands of England
  • Hello Possum! by Jenny McWhinney
    Cuddly blanket with a cute possum amongst gum blossoms and a matching carry bag
  • Helena Gum Moth by Emillie Ferris
    The gentle colours of this large Australian moth are showcased in threadpainting
  • The Great Charter by Mike Parr
    Inspired by the Magna Carta, a kingly monogram in whitework embellishes a needlebook and scissor fob
  • Pretty in Pink by Trish Burr
    An Australian rose robin resting on a splendid magnolia depicted in threadpainting
  • Remember by Philippa Todd
    Elegant three-dimensional poppy that can be worn as a brooch

This magazine also include 3 interesting articles.

Dimentions: 9'x 11 3/4", 98 pages+ a liftout pattern sheet with full size templates.

All the techniques are presented in step-by step fashion with detailed descriptions of materials, how-tos, and all the steps, accompanied by close-up highest quality pictures. See examples on photos. Also, a liftout pattern sheet with full scale templates is included.

This magazine is a wonderful exercise in embroidery excellence! Have it and enjoy stitching!