The Design Collective

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Introducing a brand new series of books from Inspirations – The Design Collective. In this first volume, we’re giving Pincushions a makeover. Each designer was given the same brief. There were no rules. No guidelines. The only criteria: the final project must house pins and needles. The result? The most imaginative, clever, and artistic pincushions you have ever seen.

PROJECTS: Ivy by Margaret Light. Trailing stems of ivy with flowers and berries surround a hand-quilted circlet within a square design | Celest Fig by Christine Burton. Three-dimensional fig with beaded blackwork designs creating texture and shading | Daisies & Forget-me-nots by Ana Mallah. Two enchanting pincushions, surrounded by pretty stumpwork flowers | Sweet Strawberry by Victoria Laine. Colourful strawberry motif and background in counted thread embroidery with metal thread highlights | Fragments by Anna Scott. Jacobean-style flower and buds in vibrant reds and blues adorn a small, pleated pillow top | Norwegian Lace by Di Kirchner. Delicate and lace-like square of Hardanger atop a linen base, finished with a wrapped bead | Sacred Flower by Margaret Lee. Symbolism-rich lotus design worked with gleaming filament silks using Chinese embroidery techniques | Nodding Greenhood by Alison Cole. An Australian bushland scene brought to life with a stumpwork study of native orchids on a wooden base | Chō Mon by Jane Nicholas. A perfect trio of stylised, goldwork butterflies form a circular shape on a pillow design | Sweet William by Hazel Blomkamp. Sparkling, three-dimensional beaded flowers and leaves surround a lattice on a circular design | Deerfield by Deborah Love. Graceful buds and stems worked in harmonious blue shades, finished with a beaded edge | Bargello & Blackwork by Betsy Morgan. Open box and scissor fob with elegant panels of counted thread and velvet pincushion.