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Resources

Where to get fabric and supplies, as well as recommended additional reading for this issue.

Resources

Where to get fabric and supplies, as well as recommended additional reading for this issue.

July 31, 2016


Fabrics Featured This Month



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Kaufman Laguna Stretch Cotton in Orchid: This comfortable jersey was used for the Elmira wrap.

Paint Dot Cloud: This fun Cotton+Steel print from the Paper Bandana collection was used for one version of Lynn.

Kaufman Swiss Dot: This swiss dot fabric was used for the yoke on Lynn, along with the Paint Dot Cloud fabric.

Fruit Stand Pink: This colorful Cotton+Steel print from the Fruit Dots collection was used for one version of Lynn.

Bella Solids in Berrylicious: This bright cotton was used for the yoke on Lynn, along with the Fruit Stand Pink fabric.

Supplies



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Dharma Trading Co.: If you can't wait to dip into this month's ombré dying projects, Dharma is your one-stop-shop for all the supplies you need.


Notions



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Yarn Balls: Alabama Chanin sells yarn balls made from long ropes of jersey ties. You can use them for necklaces, belts, rag rugs, or for a fun display on your mantle.

Books



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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards: Described as the world's most widely used instructional drawing book, the author posits that drawing requires the use of non-dominant parts of your brain, unleashing endless creativity!

Color by Betty Edwards: If you've already studied Betty's book above, give Color a read. It's a must have for any designer.

Knitting & DIY



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No Patterns Needed: DIY Couture from Simple Shapes: Want to sew up a whole new wardrobe … without using sewing patterns? Check out Rosie Martin's new book to learn how to stitch different shapes into creative and eye-catching garments.


Websites



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Ink & Spindle: Fabrics printed with eco-friendly ink in Melbourne, Australia, featuring designs inspired by the flora and fauna of Australia.

Spray-on Fabric: Inspired by Silly String, Fabrican Ltd. created non-woven fabric that sprays on. Yes, spray-on fabric!

Color Musing: If Lindy's article in this issue got you thinking all about color, check out her website for even more palettes, yarn, and a color of the month.

A Piece of Cloth (A-POC):: Challenging the rules of manufacturing, Issey Miyake and engineering designer Dai Fujiwara use a computer to create clothing from a single piece of thread in a single process.

Design a Personal Color Palette: Simplify your wardrobe and fabric purchases by creating a custom set of flattering, expressive colors. In Issue 06 of Seamwork Magazine, by Elizabeth Farr.

Patterns



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Sophie: Closet Case Files released this sassy swimsuit pattern. Since everyone needs a couple of swimsuit options, be sure to check out her classic Bombshell pattern as well.

Reef Camisole & Shorts Set: Megan Nielsen released a camisole and shorts set that is perfect for lounging, sleeping, or casual wear.

Penny Raglan: If you've been lusting after this breezy top in Grainline Studio's Instagram feed, you can now make it yourself!


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