Our longtime friend and collaborator Anna Maria Horner has created a new line of knit jersey fabric – Anna Maria Knits. On my recent visit to Nashville for Anna Maria’s newest venture, Craft South, we hosted a joint workshop that focused on combining machine and hand techniques with both Alabama Chanin and Anna Maria Horner knits. Before Craft South, we got a sneak peek and explored what might come of applying our techniques to the colorful designs.
Her 100% cotton interlock fabric is available in 5 prints with 3 different colorways each, for a total of 15 different pieces. When planning these new textiles, Anna Maria opted for a knit she felt would work well with a sewing machine, in addition to hand stitching. Those who love texture and pattern can experiment with combining our Alabama Chanin stencil designs and techniques with these patterned knits.
Alabama Chanin Cotton Jersey in Peacock with Sealing Wax Knit as Reverse Applique backing using our new Large Polka Dot stencil
Left: Cracking Codes knit with Alabama Chanin Light Indigo cotton jersey worked as Negative Reverse Appliqué using our Anna’s Garden stencil
Right: Alabama Chanin cotton jersey in Peacock with Cracking Codes knit backing worked as Reverse Appliqué using our Paisley stencil
We are excited about the possibilities that Anna Maria’s new knit fabrics offer and will be experimenting with combinations of embellishment and pattern ourselves. Look for new projects in the coming weeks.
For more information on Anna Maria and her products, visit her website here.
Sealing Wax knit used as both backing and applique layer and worked with our Anna Maria Horner Little Flowers stencil