The Australian embroidery magazine, Inspirations, will feature the design and instructions for my Winter Mistletoe Scarf in issue 76, to be released later this month.
This has been a very interesting year for me, full of new experiences & opportunities. Not only did I start a new job in a new field, but for the very first time I had an embroidery design published. I was barely done wrapping up the details on the first publication when I was contacted by Inspirations about the Mistletoe Scarf design.
I'm really excited to see the upcoming issue of Inspirations magazine. I believe all of you who follow Elizabethan embroidery will want to get their hands on a copy, if at all possible.
I have been corresponding with the lovely ladies at Inspirations for months. At the start of the process I mailed my scarf to them, along with any design notes, etc. (Inspirations writes the instructions for their featured projects in order to keep formatting consistent throughout their magazine.) Our discussions on my design began. I was tickled to find out that they were unaware of one of the fibers I used on the scarf - Gilt Sylke Twist! In researching the thread, they stumbled across the whole Plimoth Jacket project, of which they were also unaware. Of course they were very excited to read about the reproduction jacket. As a result of my having used GST threads on my scarf, this issue of Inspirations will include an article about the jacket project as well as my scarf design! How's that for serendipity?
Once again, I want to thank everyone who follows my embroidery and who has helped me along the way. It has been an amazing journey. The pleasant surprise for me is that my love of embroidery has been the agent by which I have met so many wonderful people who went out of their way to assist me with no expectations in return.
Which leads me to wonder... if the next President of the United States was not only a woman, but an Embroiderer, maybe my world would be a better place.