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Inspirations Index for issues 1 - 100. $25.00 A fabulous index that shows the projects for each issue as well as where to find your favorite designer and stitch illustrations. A must have for those with a collection of Inspirations.
Sue Spargo, Creative Stitching Second Edition. $32.00 A great reference book for many different embroidery stitches as seen in Inspirations and on Sue Spargo embroidered wool quilts. More stitches and detailed instructions.
C lassic Sewing Summer issue: $24.99 132 pages of smocking, embroidery, heirloom sewing. Full size patterns included. Published 4 times per year.
Back issues available
Jane Nicholas Stumpwork: $32.00
Mastering Shadow Work Embroidery: Wendy Schoen: $29.95 This
Sewing With Whimsy: Kari Mecca: $24.95. This book contains instructions for making Kari's beautiful rickrack flowers, as well as many other embellishment ideas for rickrack, ribbons, trims and beads.. There are 3 patterns in this book. Girls sundress, Girls Puff Sleeve Dress both in size 2-6 and Girls Pinafore Size 18 and 24 mo.
Jeannie B's Book of Embroidery Designs and Stitches: $19.00. Long awaited book from Jeannie Baumeister that includes many dainty embroidery designs, alphabets for embroidery and shadow work and embroidery instructions.
Australian Smocking and Embroidery
I have some very popular out of print issues from years ago. These will sell for $22.00 each. Issue numbers to be listed this month. Or call the shop if you're looking for a special issue.
Out of print early back issues: $22.00 each. Stock limited! 21,22,25,28,29,30,31,33,35,36,37,38,40,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,53,54,58,59,60.
Let me know if you are looking for others. I do have some that are gently used.
Australian Smocking and Embroidery: This magazine is published 4 times a year. There are patterns included in each issue along with instructions for construction and smocking. The photography is wonderful in this magazine with each garment photographed in detail over several pages. Back issues available from Issue 52 - 100 (as supplies last) $18.00.
Inspirations Magazine: Inspirations Magazine originates in Australia. It is published 4 times a year. The embroidery in this magazine is exquisite. There are detailed photographs of how to information on techniques, stitches and the instructions and patterns are included for all designs in each issue. Back issues available. $18.00.
Back issues of AS&E and Inspirations are always in stock while supplies last
The A - Z of Smocking Stitches: $19.95. A must for every smocker. This book is a valuable reference for anyone who smocks. It covers pleating, construction as well as many smocking stitches including counterchange and picture smocking.