Swatch of the Month Inspiration featuring: “Alternating Stitches, Alternating Double Chevron, Damask Stitch” from The Geometry of Hand-Sewing by Natalie Chanin (pages 128–129); August’s Swatch of the Month; “Fern Light Drawing” by Rinne Allen; Fabric detail of The Wrap Top Kit in Sand; Gold-Handled Embroidery Scissors; “Assorted yarns and fibers from Judith MacKenzie” by Rinne Allen
August’s Swatch of the Month explores yarn embellishment using hand-dyed yarn, the Satin Stitch, and our Fern stencil. The hand-dyed yarn is created by August’s collaborator, Madelinetosh, and adds texture to the swatch. The curvaceous, natural form of the Fern is a decorative element that has been a beloved staple throughout fashion history.
Register for Swatch of the Month for an exploration in embroidery that includes exclusive content, instructions, and access every month. For August, subscribers will have access to a Q+A with Natalie and Laura Zander, CEO of Madelinetosh, in a virtual session on August 19th at 4 p.m. CST.