Protest Letter Fabric


Here’s a new mini-collection that I posted over on Spoonflower. All the designs were created from paper cut artwork, as shown below. Now you can make an impeach dress or a resist tote bag!

Triangle Pouches

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Kokka is translating many of their tutorials into English! I finally made these triangle pouches yesterday. Find more details in my August newsletter here.

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And I made this stack of pillows yesterday with my Paint fabric collection for Kokka — in shops now! Find the full collection over at Miss Matatabi.

Checking in

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I’ve been busy moving my sewing room downstairs into a new space, which gives my 12 and 14-year-old daughters a space of their own. Of course this project bled into every room of our house and turned into a major purge and attic clearing. Whew. I’ve moved my desk and computer into a different room so that it won’t distract me from sewing, but so far, I’m just spending more time at the computer. I’m still thinking about my next idea and looking for meaningful freelance projects. I’m also planning to get back on track with my monthly newsletters soon!

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Quilt Market was in St. Louis a few weeks ago, and although I didn’t attend, I heard it was pretty slow. Perhaps it’s time for a change in the industry? My new PAINT collection for Kokka was there and I made these inflatable ottomans again, which are perfect for easy shipping. The fabric here is Brushstrokes in blue/red and Beads in charcoal/natural.

 

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And a few zippered pouches in the Flower pattern.

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I also made a larger variation of my Simple Tote pattern with the Brushstrokes fabric in black/natural.

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In addition to these cotton/linen blends above, the collection also features three designs in double gauze cotton, including these metallics in the Texture pattern.

Coming to a fabric shop near you soon! See photos of the full collection and colorways.

Paint Fabric Collection

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Introducing Paint for Kokka! With three double gauze prints and three cotton/linen blends, this collection is inspired by my painting experiments with a rich palette and metallic touches. This collection is available for wholesale ordering from these distributors.

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Brushstrokes in teal, blue, and black (cotton/linen).

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Flowers in charcoal, yellow, and blue (cotton/linen).

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Beads in green, charcoal, and blue (cotton/linen).

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Loops in taupe, gray, and blue (double gauze cotton).

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Darts in teal, red, and black (double gauze cotton).

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Texture in silver metallic/mint, gold metallic/navy, black/natural (double gauze cotton).

 

 

 

QuiltCon Savannah

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I’m headed to QuiltCon Savannah! If you’re there, check out my talk Thursday morning at 10:30 am.

Beyond Patterns: Explore Your Creativity with Fabric

I often find that sewing from instructions leaves me feeling overwhelmed and uninspired. In this talk, I’ll discuss ways to experiment with fabric, break through creative blocks, forget about the rules, and listen to your own voice. Our fast-paced, interconnected world can cause us to rush through life, focusing on the day-to-day tasks without stopping to reflect and create. I will offer practical tips for discovering and nurturing your creativity, plus techniques to begin your journey in experimentation. By viewing your sewing practice as play without focusing on the end result, you can develop your own ideas and explore fabric in an innovative way.

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