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THE ARTFUL NEEDLE | Explore a delightful variety of techniques for working with thread.From an Italian drawn thread technique to metal thread, from gorgeous threadpainting to stunning three-dimensional embroidery, and for something completely different, learn how to make a selection of fascinating Italian tassels with a combination of knotted threads.

PROJECTS | Maria Katarin's Reticule by Betsy Morgan - Counted work pouch with matching scissor fob, thread winder and ruler stitched with gorgeous colours and motifs | An Apple a Day by Julie Kniedl - Irresistible red apple in three-dimensional embroidery | Prism by Natalie Dupuis - Sparkling brooch with a burst of coloured silks worked in Italian shading over silver passing thread | Perfect Love by Carolyn Pearce - Stunning artist book cover featuring threadpainted tulips | Tuscan Lace by Maria Elide Melani - Cushion cover worked with Deruta Sfilato embroidery, perfect for a contemporary setting | Little Bird by Chloe Redfern - A delightful superb fairy wren to frame in a hoop | Tied in Knots by Maria Rita Faleri - Highly-textured Italian tassels made with linen threads | The Starling by Nicola Jarvis - Splendid starling from Nicola Jarvis’s Couture Birds series

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Classic Inspirations magazine - 102.00

In this issue we take time to pause and give our attention to some of the small creatures that share our planet.
PROJECTS: Twitter by Sue Spargo - Cheerful cushion with bright, appliquéd birds embellished with a great range of embroidery stitches | Small World by Rose Andreeva - A dimensional snail approaches a strawberry plant in this miniature garden scene | Crewel Whimsy by Ana Mallah - Journal cover with gorgeous crewel flower design in two colourways | Bellissimo by Paola Matteucci - Beautiful cushion topper in Italian tulle embroidery with flowing design of roses and leaves | Lepidoptera by Fiona Hibbett - Stunning panel of nine stumpwork butterflies | Gypsy by Deborah Love - Eight-sided tablecloth worked in textural Mountemellick embroidery with flower sprays surrounding flowing vines, edged with a knitted fringe | Going Nuts by Rose Nordenberg - Delightful threadpainted chipmunk with food for the winter store | Flights of Fancy by Nina Burnsides - Two exquisite designs of stumpwork butterflies delicately resting on head and hands in contrasting line embroidery.

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Classic Inspirations magazine - 101.00

PICTURE PERFECT | Traditional crewel design | Embellished bird | Pincushion and pouch in Swedish counted embroidery | Threadpainted floral study | Stumpwork superb lyrebird | 3D beaded brooch | Garden scene with beehive | Baby outfit with embroidered blouse and jacket | Stunning photography | Detailed diagrams and step-by-step instructions.

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Classic Inspirations magazine - 100.00

 

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We celebrate Inspirations #100 in style with fabulous new projects created for this milestone issue by some of our readers’ all-time favourite designers, featuring some all-time favourite techniques. Sublime signature stitching, stunning new designs and a touch of nostalgia combine to make this a truly glorious 100th issue.

Trish Burr – magnificent threadpainted study of Redouté’s tulips | Jenny McWhinney – Monet mouse returns with his hedgehog friend in a whimsical new storybook | Hazel Blomkamp – chameleon with resplendent bead embroidery | Jane Nicholas – exquisite stumpwork swallowtail butterfly | Anna Scott – graceful silk and goldwork pomegranates and blooms | Carolyn Pearce – cosy wool blanket with a gorgeous blossom wreath | Jenny Adin-Christie – whitework perfection with a rose button or brooch | Julie Kniedl – three-dimensional mistletoe ornament in lustrous silk

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Classic Inspirations magazine - 99.00

STITCHING BLISS | Issue 99 features a fabulous range of superb projects for any stitching mood, from relaxing and meditative to fun and adventurous. Choose from elegant whitework or sumptuous colour, simple embroidery stitches or a variety of techniques in one piece, surface or dimension embroidery.  Or, for something completely different, make a few Dorset buttons.

Special delivery for the toothfairy! Little boxes with cute biscornu cushions in counted work | Glorious Elizabethan sweet bag featuring favourite Australian birds | Threadpainted sunbird - fabulous use of colour | Exquisite white magnolia - three-dimensional embroidery | Dorset buttons or brooches to make in a weekend | Beauty in simplicity - a field of red poppies in surface embroidery | Drawn thread work - create a gorgeous linen placemat or guest towel | Goldwork and stumpwork floral picture with a variety of techniques to explore | Stunning photography | Detailed diagrams and step-by-step instructions

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Classic Inspirations magazine - 98.00

 

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SO PRETTY! This issue is filled with enchanting projects and captivating designs that you will love to stitch, including a fun twist on a traditional technique.  Choose from beautifully embellished items for your home, your loved ones, your embroidery accessories, or for the pure pleasure of stitching.  Work through each project with the help of detailed instructions, diagrams and close-up photographs.

Lustrous silk embroidery of a finch and honeysuckle - choose from two colourways | Zigzag photo album with pulled threadwork and pretty embroidery | Counted work reticule inspired by Mary, Queen of Scots | Fabulous Jacobean embroidered cushion | Cute blanket with a little fairy in her toadstool home | Two zipped pouches with contemporary flowers and beaded tassels | Fun frogs worked with needlelace | Stumpwork and goldwork design of briar roses

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Classic Inspirations magazine - 97.00

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New Horizons | Discover new techniques and enjoy fabulous designs for firm favourites. In this issue we introduce 'Deruta Sfilato' - unique counted-thread embroidery from Italy, a beautiful twist to shaded blackwork and a fun project featuring three-dimensional bead embroidery.  Also find delightful projects featuring crewel and wool embroidery, plus superb stumpwork and thread painting designs.

In this issue: Cherry flower stumpwork roundel by Jane Nicholas | Deruta Sfilato - step into this Italian technique with a pretty pincushion, a perfect introductory project | Stunning hare worked in shaded blackwork using colour combined with elegant surface embroidery | White daisy using three-dimensional bead embroidery | Exquisite threadpainted bird | Zippered pouch with timeless crewel embroidery | Doorstop with crewel embroidered acrorns, rosehips and blackberries | Glorious wool blanket with sunflowers and daisies.

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Festive fun | Packed with treats for the festive season and beyond that will be fun to stitch, a pleasure to give and a joy to receive | Luscious strawberries worked with pulled thread embroidery | Tree ornaments in surface or stumpwork embroidery - four designs | Whitework Christmas stocking | Dainty counted work box by Betsy Morgan | A Partridge in a Pear Tree by Trish Burr | Tote bag by Jenny McWhinney | Silk ribbon embroidered hexagonal trinket box made using cartonnage techniques | Vibrant embroideries to display in small hoops | Detailed diagrams and step-by-step instructions | Beautiful photography

 

 

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SHOWCASE | This issue of the magazine showcases an eclectic mix of embroidery techniques including Japanese-style beading, blackwork, stumpwork, threadpainting and crewel embroidery.  Enjoy the visual feast of fabulous close-up photos of each project along with detailed sequences of stitches making each design accessible to beginner and experienced stitchers.

Enchanting stumpwork | Japanese-style beading by Margaret Lee - a case for your stitching tools | Superb rose study in blackwork | Threadpainted African bird with colourful plumage in lilac and torquoise | Crewel embroidered bag for wine or portable lamp | Unique necessaire embellished with pretty surface embroidery | Silk ribbon embroidered cottage garden

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TAKING TIME OUT | Embroidery brings a multitude of pleasures and in our busy lives it gives us the perfect opportunity to take a little time out to sit quietly and stitch.  In this issue of the magazine you will find perfect projects to fill a few spare minutes or while away the hours ranging from quick, pretty silk sachets to a fabulous appliqué sewing roll.

Colourful appliqué sewing roll by Sue Spargo | Lush silk ribbon roses on black velvet | Handy sewing tray beautifully worked with Sardinian embroidery | Elegant oval brooches featuring hollyhock and rose designs | Monogrammed baby romper by Julie Graue | An elegant introduction to pulled thread work | Colourful crazy patch purse for a perfect evening out | Pastel silk sachetswith classic bullion embroidery

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Classic Inspirations magazine - 93.00

BIRDS OF A FEATHER | In this issue, we bring you a fabulous selection of projects featured in classes at our 2016 international needlework convention, Beating Around the Bush - the next best thing to being there! Drawn from Australian and International designers, the projects showcase a compelling range of techniques and materials to captivate every stitcher.

William Morris inspired bird | Metal thread pheasant | Etui with pin cube showcasing counted work to celebrate the seasons | Circular design with needlelace and needleweaving | Fabulous Schwalm embroidery on white linen | Fun, character-filled bird designs decorate an orts pot and needlefold | Embellished print bird brooches with three designs | Glorious thread painted nasturtiums

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REJOICE! Christmas is coming and we have filled issue 92 with fabulous projects that will be a pleasure to make and a joy to receive during the festive season or at any time of the year.

Plus, we celebrate the reprint of *** HOME SWEET HOME *** with a NEW accessory for the ultimate embroidered workbook by Carolyn Pearce. In ISSUE 92: ~ Super sweet 'cotton reel' pincushions - six designs to choose from, perfect for a quick gift ~ Santa's helpers tree ornaments - six whimsical elf designs by Jenny McWhinney ~ Easy but elegant Christmas stockings - two designs perfect for decoration or a special little treat ~ Superb bauble adorned with beaded flowers by Hazel Blomkamp ~ Gorgeous Christmas wreath to frame by Trish Burr, in her 'shades of whitework' style ~ Fabulous lavender field cushion in two colourways ~ Crewel embroidered wall pocket ~ Mini etui to complement the Home Sweet Home collection

 

 

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Classic Inspirations magazine - 91.00

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TIMELESS TREASURES ~ Pages of inspiration to stitch something perfect for those you treasure, including fabulous ideas for newborns, and superb additions for your accessories stash. Plus, we look at the stunning work of Annemieke Mein and interview Richard McVetis whose striking art is based on stitch. IN ISSUE 91 ~ Monogrammed blanket fit for a little prince or princess – one thread and a few clever stitches is all you need ~ Sweet teddy bear – add your own monogram to make it really special ~ Japanese beading – a print fabric and matching beads is a simple recipe for a must-make scissors fob ~ Silk ribbon embroidery decorates a unique beehive pincushion box ~ Crewel work techniques combined with gorgeous shaded wools in a timeless wreath of dogwood flowers ~ Contemporary silk and goldwork bird from the design series by Nicola Jarvis ~ Stunning baby dress featuring hemstitching techniques on fine linen ~ Snuggly blanket with favourite toy box characters stitched in wool

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CLASSIC INSPIRATIONS INDEX.  Inspirations Index covers magazine issues 1 right through to issue 75. Buy this back issue today. Note. If the "Add to Cart" button does not appear on the right we are sorry but it is likely that we only have a few left or we have sold out of this particular issue. To check call us on 01672 514 288