THE WINNERS – Stitch Your Heart Out 2016 Competition

The biennial Inspirations ‘Stitch Your Heart Out’ needlework challenge is where we celebrate your stitching – open to anyone our motto is ‘If it’s stitched, it can win!’ Here is how the competition works, the ‘Design Diva’ category is for those who design and stitch their own original pieces.  ‘Stitching Up A Storm’ is the […]


BATB 2016 – Wrap Up

It was our great privilege to host over 260 passionate stitchers from around the world, including 20 of today’s most talented tutors, as we gathered for ‘Beating Around The Bush 2016’ in Adelaide, Australia. There is always a special energy, a rare type of ‘needle and thread’ electricity that is generated when stitchers congregate, and […]

BATB 2016 Market Day

Market Day – Adelaide Oct 8th 2016

IT’S ON AGAIN!  Our biennial STITCHERS AND CRAFT MARKET DAY where Inspirations brings the World’s Most Beautiful Needlework to ADELAIDE, South Australia. Come and enjoy all things needle and thread including: > International, Interstate & Local Exhibitors > Boutique Needlework, Quilts and Craft > Premium Suppliers, Hard To Find Materials > Projects, Designs & Kits from World Renowned Artists […]

Stitch Your Heart Out 2016 Competition

Stitch Your Heart Out Is The World’s Most Beautiful Needlework Competition The biennial “Stitch Your Heart Out” needlework challenge is open to ANY SKILL LEVEL, ANY TECHNIQUE, USING ANY MATERIALS and you don’t need to attend Beating Around the Bush to enter – it’s for everyone! Whether it’s your own design or someone else’s and […]

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The Inspirations ‘Masterclass on the Mekong’ is setting sail through the majestic Cambodia and Vietnam again on May 15th – 22nd 2016.   Join master class embroidery tutors, Hazel Blomkamp and Susan O’Connor as they accompany you on an adventure of a lifetime. This decadent cruise is set on one of the world’s most exotic rivers, The Mekong and is fully hosted by […]

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Kaffe Fassett – King of Colour Lectures

Inspirations invites you to join us for a night of magical colour as we host the world renown Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably in Adelaide and Canberra in 2016. Our team is thrilled to be bringing Kaffe and Brandon to Canberra on Feb 19th and to Adelaide on Mar 3rd and to mark the occasion […]

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Our Masterclass on the Mekong returns in 2015 – Bookings Now Open! Join two of the finest master class embroidery tutors of our time, Jenny McWhinney and Susan O’Connor, for a decadent cruise on one of the world’s most exotic rivers – The Mekong. Dates for the cruise are September 20th through to 27th 2015. If you have ever dreamt […]

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New Life

  This time of year you can’t go anywhere without being reminded that it will be Easter soon. Eggs, bunnies and hot cross buns are everywhere. Like Christmas time, it is a time for love, and celebrating. Some of us do it for religious reasons and some just for the love of it. Do you […]

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  Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight thought it would be a good idea to make a few poppies to commemorate both their fathers who fought in the WWII. As it goes with women and their craft, people soon started asking questions about the poppies and wanted to get involved. They also had fathers, uncles and […]