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Inspirations Issue 88



What are you stitching for Christmas? There’s nothing a needleworker loves more than to create special gifts for loved ones or, if they’ve been especially good, themselves! Inspirations issue 88 is packed with gorgeous projects to stitch for this festive time of year, from elegant whitework to amazing dimensional pieces.

We feature interviews with our colour hero Kaffe Fassett, Wee Felt Folk artist Salley Mavor, and the story behind an embroidered blanket for Princess Charlotte, along with embroidery news, profiles and book reviews.  Plus find detailed instructions, diagrams and close-up images to assist you with stitching and construction, along with the embroidery designs or charts needed for each project.

  • Stunning Christmas bauble – three dimensional stitched bouquet showcased atop a glass bauble from Julie Kniedl
  • On the second day of Christmas – threadpainted ornament from Susan O’Connor
  • Divine stumpwork study featuring dogwood and a lacewing from Jane Nicholas
  • Fabulous goldwork beetle from Jane Nicholas’ collection
  • Prancer – contemporary whitework piece from Trish Burr gives Rudolph a run for his money
  • Threadpainted robin – new design from Trish Burr
  • Beautiful Hedebo embroidered mat – new design from Christine P. Bishop
  • Graceful Deerfield embroidery from Deborah Love
  • Dimensional wool embroidery featuring superb proteas

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Product Description

In issue 88:

  • Winter’s Song by Trish Burr – Sweet threadpainted robin
  • Lacewing and Dogwood by Jane Nicholas – Beautiful stumpwork study
  • Harmonies by Deborah Love – Graceful Deerfield design for home décor
  • On the Second Day by Susan O’Connor – Threadpainted ornament to celebrate the Christmas season
  • Christmas Bouquet by Julie Kniedl – Fabulous glass bauble adorned with winter rose, holly and ivy
  • Beetlemania by Jane Nicholas – Stunning goldwork diving beetle
  • Prancer by Trish Burr – Contemporary whitework portrait of a stylish reindeer
  • Old Friends by Jan Bergman – Glorious dimensional basket of striking proteas and grevillea
  • Simplicity by Christine P. Bishop – Linen table mat, perfect for trying Hedebo embroidery
  • Stunning photography
  • Detailed diagrams and step-by-step instructions
  • Full size patterns


  • Textile Legend Kaffe Fassett
  • In Profile Salley Mavor
  • World of embroidery A blanket for a royal baby

Additional Information

Weight .400 kg
Dimensions 29.7 x 23 x .75 cm