You know that I just love embroidery. It’s the perfect relaxing craft for when you want to craft while doing other things. Watching movies, road trips, fixing dinner. . .kidding on that last one. Sort of.
One of my favorite things is coming up with new fun patterns, but also finding new books and other designs – I love new inspiration!
I have a fun new book to tell you about from Indigo Junction – Stitched Style.
Stitched Style is full of 20 Projects & 65 Embroidery Designs to Trace or Iron On Transfer and there are so many ways to spin off the projects to make your own!
Here’s a little about the book from Indygo Junction:
Embellish your world with embroidery designs from Indygo Junction’s Stitched Style. You’ll find 20 fashion oriented projects, featuring 65 unique hand embroidery designs, with over 100 styles and sizes to trace or transfer. The projects feature Crossroads Denim by Amy Barickman, as well as repurposed denim. Bring new life to ready made jeans, jackets purses and totes with a needle and thread. Or create your own one of a kind item from scratch! Never embroidered before? No worries, our materials guide, detailed trace and transfer instructions and stitch dictionary will tell you all you need to know to add some Stitched Style to your life.
The designs featured in Stitched Style were inspired by Amy Barickman’s SoHo Bandana fabric collection with Red Rooster. A longtime collector of vintage bandanas, Amy took those classic designs and updated them for today. Using contemporary colors and stylized designs, bandana has never looked so fresh and fun.
So let’s take a look at some of the projects in the book!
I really love the bracelet ideas. The various stitches look so sweet on the denim – but they’d be great on any fabric.
I love this little card case too! I have been needing to make up one of these for all my store cards. I love the floral design on this one!
This belt is really fun too! It has kind of an Anthro feel to it. I can totally see it paired with a pretty eyelet dress and some boots! Love.
One of the other great things about the book is that if you aren’t into hand embroidery, they have the whole Stitched Style embroidery designs in a machine collection through OESD. So it’s a win win for embroidery fans!
Here’s a little bit about the author, the fabulous Amy Barickman!
Amy Barickman is the founder and owner of Indygo Junction and Amy Barickman LLC. She is a leader in the sewing and needle arts industry, having released nearly 1000 sewing pattern titles, sold more than two million patterns and published 80 books. Named one of Country Living Magazine’s prestigious Creative Women Entrepreneurs, her recent book releases include Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, and Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers. In 2013 Amy released her 15th fabric collection with Red Rooster Fabrics as well as her debut fashion denim line with James Thompson Inc., Crossroads Denim. Through her blogs, websites and enewsletters, Amy inspires crafters to explore their own creative spirit and experiment with the newest sewing, fabric and crafting techniques. To keep up to date with Amy, visit IndygoJunction.com and AmyBarickman.com.
Indygo Junction has a great giveaway for you as part of the Blog Tour!
One lucky winner will receive Stitched Style book, 4 ½ yard cuts of Crossroads Denim, Sullivans’ embroidery floss, Clover embroidery hoop and Clover embroidery needles! Pretty much everything you need to get going on a ton of projects from the book!
Giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older.
Make sure you check out all the other blogs on the book tour – they are all having giveaways too! Indygo Junction is having a great big giveaway at the end of the tour too! On January 24th, the last day of the blog tour Indygo Junction will be giving away a grand prize of fabric and books. It will include a 1 yard cut of all the Crossroads Denim, the Stitched Style Book, embroidery floss, hoop, needles, and one copy of each of our current embroidery patterns and books.
Um Hello. Awesomeness.
1/13 Flamingo Toes: flamingotoes.com Hi. You are here. (I need a red dot.)
1/14 Today’s Creative Blog: todayscreativeblog.net
1/15 Designs in Machine Embroidery: dzgns.com/blog
1/16 Tip Junkie: tipjunkie.com
1/17 Wild Olive: wildolive.blogspot.com
1/18 Amy Barickman: amybarickman.com/blog
1/20 Cool2Craft: cool2craft.com
1/21 We All Sew: weallsew.com
1/22 Kollabora: kollabora.com
1/23 Sew Mama Sew: sewmamasew.com
1/24 Indygo Junction: indygojunction.com/blog – big super-duper giveaway!
If you want to pick up the book now (which I totally recommend – then if you win you have a gift for a friend, boom) Indygo Junction has a discount code for you! You can pick up Stitched Style at 20% off with the code SSBT14!