The issue theme for Stitch Summer 2011 is THE COLOR ISSUE, exploring sublime and unexpected fabric color and print combinations. With 40 stunning projects, you'll get inspired to sew with a fearless use of color, perfect for the playfulness of summer.
Sewing and the Web – How the Internet has changed contemporary sewing from blogs and online tutorials to virtual sewing groups, digital patterns, and more.
Technique Spotlight: Handsewing Techniques- Finishing and decorative handsewing techniques step-by-step.
Fabric focus: The Art of Indigo Fabric- Get inspired by this artistic Japanese dyeing technique.
PROJECT THEMES Blue is one of the most versatile and popular colors on the color wheel. From classic navy to soft baby blues, Mediterranean turquoise to icy periwinkle, playful teal to fresh cornflower blue, blue can evoke a wide range of moods. Designers show their take on the color blue by playing with solids and prints, fabric texture, and a clever use of design accents.
True Blue –
Opposites Attract – From wearables to home décor, go bold with unexpected color combinations for strong graphic appeal. Projects play with striking color contrasts, color blocking, mixing prints, and bright color accents.
Garden Party – Celebrate the joy of the season with designs featuring painterly colors, floral brights, and sweet pastels. Projects ranging from bright and carefree to soft and pretty inspire you to revel in fun prints and happy bursts of color.
The Good Earth – Get in the groove with warm neutrals, nude hues, earthy colors, and rich metallics with sophisticated projects inspired by nature.
Spice Road – These projects get their design inspiration from India, Morocco, and Southeast Asia to explore their rich color traditions and beautiful use of embellishments. Designs feature ethnic inspired prints and fabrics, saturated colors, and embellishment techniques from embroidery to beading.