Jump start into spring with Stitch, Spring 2012! With 36 fresh projects for outdoor living, wardrobe accessories, and home décor–plus several adorable gifts to make for your favorite babies–Stitch Spring is bursting with the ideas, techniques, and inspiration that will help you welcome back the warm weather.
–Scandinavian Fabric + Style–Ever wonder about the influence Scandinavia has had on fabric design? Here’s an inside look at Marimekko–from the “flower power” years to today. Also discover how Lotta Jansdotter balances urban life with her Scandinavian design roots.
–Material World–Take a fascinating look into the history of Japanese sashiko embroidery–from its humble origins as a way to save precious pieces of cloth to the decorative designs of today. Bonus: Projects and detailed instructions for trying out this simple, yet elegant, embroidery technique are included.
- Technique spotlight–Pressing Matters. Get tips and tools to help you master this critical step in the sewing process. Learn the difference between pressing and ironing–and why it matters!
- Artist profile–Joel Dewberry burst onto the quilt fabric scene just a few short years ago. Find out what inspires him and how he develops his fabric collections.
For the birds–Tap into this trendy motif with some quick and easy projects for your home and your favorite baby. Also includes two quilt patterns to help you “feather” your nest.
Al Fresco–Take it outdoors! Add your handcrafted style to spring parties with aprons, place mats, party lanterns, and even a patchwork Frisbee!
Dots & Stripes–Combine these fresh graphic elements in everything from a little girl’s garden dress to a quilt that looks like the stripes are woven!
Tiny prints–Surround yourself with sweet prints featuring tiny motifs as you work up pretty spring projects featuring charming retro-style prints–from a spring coat (with complete pattern!) to a sweet little clutch.
Sewing Unplugged– Hand sew with style! Transform a simple project into a very personal one by adding some hand stitching. From little coin purses to hostess aprons to baby blankets–the Stitch tutorial will teach you 10 traditional embroidery stitches–and how to use them in a fresh, new way.