Brenda Sortwell – The Needlewoman

19 December

Brenda Sortwell is a textile designer and teacher of embroidery who works primarily with Appletons wool and sells embroidery kits through Etsy. Brenda was approached by Inspirations Magazine this autumn with a request to showcase some of her designs in their magazine. The first design that will be seen in the magazine in the autumn of 2020 (issue 108) will be The Strawberry Thief, inspired by the textiles of William Morris.

The second design will be Arcadia, a tradition crewel embroidery design which will be featured in issue 109 in the Spring of 2021. Both designs are worked entirely using Appletons wool. The Strawberry Thief will be available in kit form through Inspirations Magazine initially and will eventually be available on Etsy. Arcadia is already available for sale on Etsy.