“Inspired by Gardens”…A Needle Pulling Thread Issue 59 explores a wide variety of blooms and leaves beautifully embroidered, quilted, and knitted too! Inspired by gardens and meadows, many techniques are used to accomplish delightful projects you’ll love! Double-knitting, intarsia, and lace work are used for creating excellent knits! Find out how to make an easier-than-it-looks stain-glass effect appliquéd flowers, a curved checkerboard background for appliquéd blooms, and see the easiest way to piece together hexagon quilt blocks by machine! You’ll find breathtaking embroidered pieces depicting lush gardens and realistic blooms. The idea is to create beauty with needle and thread, soak in the good vibes, and feel refreshed again!