Where is the original photo from?
I downloaded the design from Glowforge.
I can’t help you replicate a design sold by someone or used as free content with a subscribed service sry. If you are stuck on inkscape watch some tutorials would be my suggestion, that is what I do when I’m stuck.
I understand–thank you! I was more interested in actually just joining shapes.
There are only three commands you need to know for a design like this.
Difference, stroke to path and union. Those three things with a little copy and paste and you can design this and much more.
This design would take you about 3 minutes to replicate with a little practice.