Amy Barickman has thought of everything with her latest endeavor, Crossroads Denim. You’ll find machine embroidery designs, hand embroidery designs, patterns, a project book and fabric. It’s your one-stop for a spring fashion redo. Let’s take a look at the elements.
First, the machine embroidery collection OESD’s SoHo Bandana Collection (#80041) is an interesting blend of organic natural shapes – leaves, paisleys, florals in medallion, border and corner styles.
Since you’re going to need fabric to stitch these gorgeous designs on, take a look at Crossroads Denim by Amy Barickman, a functional and affordable 14 color fabric line. Amy named this fabric after the Crossroads District in her hometown of Kansas City.
The textures and colors of the weathered brick buildings, the pavement and the industrial elements are all part of the fabric of this amazing part of town, which has emerged over the last several years as an artistic haven. The Crossroads fabric combines utility and fashion for today’s casual lifestyle. The colors mix and match to bring you endless option for your personal design style. You’ll find luscious shades that work well with today’s colorful lifestyles. My favorites are Soft Aqua, Downtown Teal, Coffee House Brown and Weathered Indygo. And Fire Red. And Metal Grey and Midtown Moss. Oh, okay – I like them all! Your embroidery designs will pop on Crossroads Denim.
If you’re in need of inspiration, Amy Barickman has penned Stitched Style which includes instructions for 20 projects and patterns for 65 hand embroidery designs. Get 20% of Stitched Style by using code: SSBT14 at checkout.
Use Amy’s ideas in the book for placement of the OESD’s SoHo Bandana Collection (#80041) machine embroidery designs.
If you’re not familiar with Amy Barickman, let me tell you a bit about her. She is the founder and owner of Indygo Junction and Amy Barickman LLC and 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 e-newsletters, 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.
I encourage you to visit each of the blog stops on this Stitched Style tour. You can win some terrific prizes. Here’s where to go:
1/13 Flamingo Toes: flamingotoes.com
1/14 Today’s Creative Blog: todayscreativeblog.net
1/15 Designs in Machine Embroidery: You’re Here!
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 Giveaway! On January 24th, the last day of the blog tour Indygo Junction will be giving away a grand prize of fabric and books. We 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.