Sunday, 20 May 2012

Inspirations, issue 74

If you're in the mood for a feast of embroidery, grab a copy of the latest issue of Australian embroidery magazine Inspirations


Yes, it features my tea cosy, which uses the same embroidered appliqué techniques as my Celtic Stems and Celtic Leaves patterns. And it never ceases to amaze me how a project develops from this:


To this:


But my tea cosy is just one of an array of great projects in different styles and techniques, from Elisabetta Holzer Spinelli's vibrant biscornu pincushion to Marie-Pierre Théus' stitch-filled linen carry bag to Louise Spriggs' gorgeous contemporary cushion to fellow South African embroiderer Annamaria Kelly's lush silk ribbon work. 

The editorial team commissioned stitchery from needlewomen around the world and the result is an issue rich in diversity, so with something for everyone. And a host of unusual stitches as well – Italian pearl and Ferrara stitch in particular have piqued my interest. And of course it's all beautifully laid out, with thoughtfully styled photography. Real eye candy for stitchers.

2 comments:

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

Wow Kelly!
Another beautiful design, congratulations! I love this publication it is always inspirational. Analisa

Moonsilk Stitches said...

It's always exciting to see someone I "know" in a magazine. Lovely tea cozy design with a very creative use of stitches.