NEW: BIRD ON A BRANCH KITS (+ INSPIRATION)

From top left: May Swatch of the Month; Textile Paint color studies for swatch development; Stem Stitch detail from The Geometry of Hand-Sewing by Natalie Chanin; “If Jesus came from Missisippi, if tears began to rhyme, I’ll have to start at the beginning, it’s a world of strange design” from Bird on a Blade by Rosanne Cash and Dan Rizzie (pages 78–79); Bird on a Branch T-Shirt Top Kit; Left: “Mon Péché perfume bottle”, 1925 by Jeanne Lanvin; Right: “Evening gown”, 1929 by Jeanne Lanvin from Paris Haute Couture, 2012 by Olivier Saillard and Anne Zazzo (pages 52–53).


May’s Swatch of the Month features the Bird on a Branch stencil, designed in collaboration with Grammy award-winning songwriter and friend Rosanne Cash and internationally acclaimed artist Dan Rizzie from their book, Bird on a Blade

From left: Bird on a Branch T-Shirt Top Kit; Fabric Swatch in Magdalena Camel; Studio Bundle #2; Needles.


To further our monthly inspiration, we introduce three new kits that feature the Bird on a Branch placement stencil. The kits include beloved and classic silhouettes: the Swing Skirt, T-Shirt Top, and Poncho.  

From top left: “it’s a hard road but it fits your shoes” from Bird on a Blade by Rosanne Cash and Dan Rizzie (pages 26–27); Bird on a Branch Poncho Kit; “Bird of Glory and Praise”, 2016 by Sheila Berger; Embroidery Floss.


Explore these kits alongside inspirations and maker materials.  

Subscribe to May’s Swatch of the Month.    

Check back next Thursday on The Journal for more inspiration from Rosanne.   

From top left: Bird on a Branch Swing Skirt Kit; Gold-Handled Embroidery Scissors; Brown Bugle Beads; “This is our great migration, our mountain and our stone”, from Bird on a Blade by Rosanne Cash and Dan Rizzie.


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