Meet Amy Barickman, founding father of Indygo Junction and writer of Classic Notions: An Inspirational Information to Needlework, Cooking, Stitching, Vogue & FUN! By means of her YouTube movies, weblog, web site, and e-newsletter, Amy conjures up cloth arts lovers to study from the previous and experiment with new merchandise and methods for creating in classic made trendy model. Now you have got the chance to study extra about Amy and her work! Be a part of us on Missouri Star LIVE March eighth, 2022 at 11:00 am cst for a particular phase with Amy herself – however within the meantime, get to know her little extra with this unique interview!
What’s your favourite a part of the quilting course of?
I sew greater than I quilt, I like stitching by hand and paper piecing. My favourite a part of the inventive course of is design improvement and selecting materials for a undertaking. With my new Fold and Go Folio sample I went “all in” on variations within the styling and created each a stitching case and a jewellery case and included two sizes. So far as cloth choices, we now have created variations in classic feed sacks, in addition to trendy Tula Pink prints. This sample is ideal for upcycling – suppose neckties and gingham shirts! And preserving treasured materials like classic embroidered linens and quilt blocks.
Who’re your favourite cloth designers?
There are sooo many I like. Just lately I sourced cloth for the Fold & Go Folio from the next designers- Freespirit: Tula Pink and Kaffe Fassett ; Artwork Gallery Materials: Bonnie Christine ; Moda: French Basic ; Riley Blake: J Wecker Frisch.
If you want to see a few of these fabulous materials and study extra about all the chances for this sample take a look at this video I filmed at QuiltCon.
What notion or stitching instrument are you most depending on?
Seam Ripper. I like to upcycle cloth I discover on the thrift store – denims, costume shirts (particularly gingham), ties, and wool jackets, so an excellent seam ripper is a necessity. By the way in which the Fold & Go Folio has a sleeve for a seam ripper.
How have been you launched to stitching and quilting?
My mom was a house ec instructor and a gifted seamstress. She has taught me a lot through the years and we’re working collectively, nonetheless right now growing new patterns and merchandise. The early stitching patterns I developed for my authentic sample firm, Indygo Junction, have been for Teddy Bears, impressed by my mother instructing teddy bear making in her retail retailer in West Des Moines, Iowa. She owned a present and craft retailer for a lot of my childhood and likewise a quilt store for a number of years. My ardour for the inventive needle arts enterprise is in my genes- thanks mother!
Here’s a enjoyable replay of a Fb Dwell occasion we hosted on Loopy Quilts!
What do you do to search out inspiration/encourage your creativity?
I’ve an in depth assortment of classic magazines, books and patterns targeted on vogue, stitching and quilting. I additionally gather notions and handmade needle arts from buttons to embroidery and quilts. I reference my assortment each day in my quest for growing classic made trendy patterns, books, and materials. My assortment of Mary Brooks Picken and Girl’s Institute content material dated 1916-1950’s, has been by far essentially the most inspirational in my improvement of merchandise. My e-book Classic Notions: An Inspirational Information to Needlework, Cooking, Stitching, Vogue & FUN was impressed by the correspondence college’s classes and tales.
I created a 12 episode YouTube sequence sharing the e-book chapter by chapter. Within the sequence I share many textile treasures from my assortment that have been featured within the e-book in addition to patterns and plenty of concepts for upcycling materials. Click on HERE for the Playlist.
What occupation would you wish to strive if stitching/making wasn’t an choice?
A nature photographer. I like discovering distinctive colour, sample and design in nature and capturing these pictures. I’m wanting ahead to the colours in Spring flowers and my likelihood to share these pictures on Instagram. Crocus ought to be popping up quickly in Kansas Metropolis!
Who’s your favourite fictional character?
Undecided I’ve one. However I do have a number of favorites which can be “nonfictional”.
A pastime of mine is researching characters within the historical past of stitching and quilting. I discovered that Amelia Earhardt had a connection to the legacy of needle arts. Listed here are a pair weblog posts sharing my discovery and a go to to her childhood dwelling. I used to be so excited once I discovered she carried a stitching field on her lengthy flights.
What cloth have you ever been hoarding/saving the longest?
Feedsacks! To justify my hoarding, I really created a course on my VintageModernMakers.com website in regards to the historical past of Feedsacks that features stitching tasks, movies, and a PDF with historic articles and heirloom artwork to print. See my present programs HERE.
Describe your excellent day.
A morning stroll on a nature path adopted by looking for classic materials and embroidery on the Glenwood Vintage Mall or First Fridays in Kansas Metropolis’s West Bottoms. Adopted by a meal at one in all my favourite eating places in midtown, Tailleur on Essential or sister restaurant, The Russell.
Don’t overlook to affix us for Missouri Star LIVE on March eighth, 2022 at 11:00 am cst to study extra about Amy (and possibly to win a particular giveaway prize from Amy herself)! Within the meantime, you’ll want to comply with Amy on Instagram, Fb and YouTube. You may study extra about her and her tasks as effectively on her web site and weblog.
Can’t get sufficient? We are able to’t blame you!
Amy is now providing on-line DIY programs based mostly on her assortment of classic materials and notions at VintageModernMakers.com. Develop your appreciation and information whilst you create sensible tasks. Every “Primer” course contains stitching patterns and method tutorials. Amy shares fascinating historical past classes together with area journeys to museum displays. Be impressed by Amy’s interviews with textile consultants in addition to artists and makers! You’ll entry each printable PDFs and movies content material the user-friendly platform VintageModernMakers.com. Don’t overlook to maintain up with Amy’s continued journey curating classic treasures and by no means miss a brand new sample or e-book by signing up for her publication HERE!