The Design Collective: Pincushions

Introducing a brand new series of books from Inspirations Studios – The Design Collective. In this first volume, Pincushions are given 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! The book features 12 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
  • Cho 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

Collections: Books & Magazines, Books 2022, Just Arrived

Type: Books

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