Inspiration featuring from top left: “i just want a love that bends / a love that wins / an honest friend ” from Bird on a Blade by Rosanne Cash and Dan Rizzie (pages 18–19); Photograph of Rosanne Cash by Clay Patrick McBride; Maggie’s Dream Top Kit; May Swatch of the Month Detail; Studio Bundle #2; Bird on a Branch Poncho Kit
Each of these styles showcases the lyrics from Rosanne’s song, “A Feather’s Not a Bird” and a limited-edition Bird on a Branch stencil design, inspired by Bird on a Blade, her book with Dan Rizzie. The Bird on a Branch design debuted for May’s Swatch of the Month.
Look back on the Journal for the introduction of the kits (and inspirations), to learn more about Rosanne, Dan, and their collaborative book, and for more inspiring works from Rosanne.
Swatch of the Month inspiration featuring: Swatch variation with Black backing layer and appliqué polka dots; Bird on a Branch Swing Skirt Kit; Photograph of Rosanne Cash by Clay Patrick McBride; Bird on a Branch T-Shirt Top Kit; Gold-handled Embroidery Scissors; Left: “Mon Péché Perfume Bottle”, 1925 by Jean Lanvin; Right: “Evening gown”, 1925 by Jean Lanvin from Paris Haute Couture, 2012 by Olivier Saillard and Anne Zazzo.
Find the Bird on a Branch Kits here among our DIY Kit Collection.
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P.S.: Our June Swatch of the Month is released today featuring the Anna’s Garden Stencil with various embroidery techniques and beading and in collaboration with A Verb For Keeping Warm. Subscribe here for our year-long exploration in embroidery.