Inspirations Issue 109 – Natural Colour


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This issue is a celebration of 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.

Featured Projects

‘Inspirations Issue 109’ features the following projects:

  • 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

Additional information

Weight .65 kg
Dimensions 35 × 20 × 5 cm