Inspirations Issue 103

From an Italian drawn thread technique to metal thread, from gorgeous threadpainting to stunning 3D embroidery, and for something completely different, learn how to make a selection of fascinating Italian tassels with a combination of knotted threads.
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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