Swatch of the Month inspiration featuring (from top left): Bead Mix in Natalie’s Mix; Fabric Swatch in Large Paradise Ochre with Couching and Accent Beading; Stars Alabama Sweater Tunic Kit; “Interior detail of Natalie’s kitchen”, 2019 by Rinne Allen; July’s Swatch of the Month featuring Beaded Satin Stars in Forest; “Andrea”, 2010 by Sissi Farassat via The Eye of Photography.
Satin Stars originated as a way to add beaded details to T-shirts, but quickly migrated to dresses, skirts, and coats. This embroidery technique is introduced in Alabama Studio Sewing + Design and is featured as July’s Swatch of the Month.
Swatch of the Month inspiration featuring (from top left): Stars Alabama Sweater Tunic Kit; Black Armor Beads; “The working vintage telephone connects to the local pack station. A custom side cabinet was inspired by Gerrit Rietveld” from Off the Grid Cabin, outside Los Angeles, California, 2019 from Design Commune by Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht (page 175); “Quilted window panes” from The Art of Embroidery: Inspirational Stitches, Textures and Surfaces by Françoise Tellier-Loumagne.
In our subscriber-exclusive newsletter, we explore the Satin Stars, share our love for beads, and learn more about slow living with this month’s partner, Lady Farmer, a sustainable apparel company that celebrates beauty and simplicity.
Swatch of the Month inspiration featuring (from top left): Fabric Swatch in Anna’s Garden Forest featuring Inside Beaded Reverse Appliqué; Beads and Sequins; Stars Cropped Drawstring Pant Kit; Eames: Beautiful Details by Eames Demetrios (pages 50–51).
Swatch of the Month inspiration featuring (from top left): Stars Alabama Sweater Crop Top Kit; Bead Mix #1; “Untitled (S.693, Hanging Six-Lobed, Two-Part Complex Form within a Form with One suspended Sphere in the Top Lobe)”, 1956 by Ruth Asawa from Ruth Asawa by Robert Storr and Tiffany Bell (pages 32–33); “Green”, 2014 by Sissi Farassat.
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