|Elisabetta Holzer's Estense Embroidery projects from the latest Inspirations.|
A thimble holder and a small bell-shaped ornament done in the characteristic colours of Estense Embroidery. I translated the instructions and did some stitch diagrams and I have to say it looks wonderful and I am so proud to have been a part of this! Inspirations really is the world's most beautiful embroidery magazine.
|My own attempt at the thimble holder project.|
There was something very enjoyable about putting these together that made me notice and miss that I haven't had much stitching time lately.
I really only needed to check the assembly instructions for the bell so mine is not as ornately embroidered as the one in Inspirations, but I like it all the same.
There is even a little book review of Elisabetta's latest manual:
If you haven't take a look at Inspirations for awhile this is definitely an issue to treasure, it is packed with so many interesting historical articles and the projects are outstanding. You can get a digital subscription or just buy one digital issue from Zinio instead of waiting for the mail.