Clockwise: The Maggie’s Dream Top kit contents in Black; Textile Paint color studies from the development of Maggie’s Dream; The Maggie’s Dream Cropped Car Jacket Kit in Black; Fabric Detail of the Maggie’s Dream design in Plum Extra-Long Staple Medium-Weight Cotton Jersey; The Maggie’s Dream Francis Tee Kit in Black.
At The School of Making, stenciling is a cornerstone of our design process. The Maggie’s Dream design uses our classic Magdalena stencil and is intended to be made without embroidery, showcasing the unique graphic pattern.
The layered, dream-like design was inspired by the drop cloths in our stenciling department, which become a work of art in their own right as they collect layer upon layer of various textile paints and stencils.
Discover Maggie’s Dream DIY Kits in four new color options: Peacock, Black, Plum, and Pewter.
Clockwise: Magdalena stencil artwork; The Maggie’s Dream Poncho DIY Kit in Black; Studio Bundle #3 featuring Plum, Dove, Sand, Forest, and Black Medium-Weight Cotton Jersey, plus Button Craft Thread, Embroidery Floss, and Disco Bead Mix add-ons; Fabric detail of the Maggie’s Dream Design in Black 100% Organic Medium-Weight Cotton Jersey; Assorted sewing, embroidery, and beading needles; The Maggie’s Dream Top DIY Kit in Black.
While developing this new application, we experimented with many variations of stencil placement and paint color until we settled on a harmonious design. Read more about our creative process for developing Maggie’s Dream.
For stencil inspiration, read Design + Scale and Patterns.
For more about stenciling, read The History of Stenciling, DIY Stenciling, and On Designing Stencils.
Explore our Maker Supplies to find mylar stencils, textile paint, and stenciling tools like our Badger Airbrush Tool.
View our Creative Process series to hear from other designers, makers, and creatives.
And remember, don’t be afraid to dance (or experiment), you never know where it may lead.
What an intriguing technique and color combination with a fabulous outcome! Can’t wait to stitch up the skirt I just ordered. Am in awe of the creativity that continues to thrive over the years. Thank you for the ongoing inspiration!
Thank you for your kind words and continued support, Karin.