In this issue we feature a goldwork masterpiece by Alison Cole, author of the recently released book The Goldwork Masterclass, reviewed in this issue.
Gilt, silver and other metal threads also shine in exciting designs by new contributors Cynthia Jackson and Georgina Bellamy.
Gold beads highlight the blossoms on a purse worked with Japanese-style bead embroidery by Margaret Lee and the superb blackwork on a small cushion, perfect for counted work enthusiasts, by new contributor Christine Burton.
We round out the issue with a new thread painted design by Trish Burr, a delightful embroidered blanket by Yvonne McMillan Betts and intriguing botanical embroidery worked onto organza by Gary Clarke.
'Inspirations Issue 105' features the following projects:
Simply Irresistibleby Cynthia Jackson
Stunning combination of silk embroidery and goldwork raises the humble pea plant to glorious heights
Sakuraby Margaret Lee
Delightful beaded purse featuring a cherry blossom
Hummingbird & Flowerby Trish Burr
Jewel-coloured hummingbird resting on a floral sprig captured in threadpainting
Spanish Laceby Christine Burton
Gorgeous blackwork embroidered cushion with golden highlights
Leucadendronby Gary Clarke
Dimensional botanical embroidery worked on organza
Rocket Manby Yvonne McMillan Betts
A cosy blanket for those with a sense of adventure and exploration
In a Flutterby Georgina Bellamy
Lively lorikeet brooch with metal thread embroidery and organdie feathers
Tree of Lifeby Alison Cole
Superb goldwork embroidery showcasing a compelling variety of techniques and metal threads