Grid of Inspiration Photos for The School of Making's June DIY Kits, Projects, and Swatch of the Month

JUNE INSPIRATION: FROM THE SCHOOL OF MAKING

A closer look at a few of the textiles, stitches, and silhouettes that served as inspiration in developing featured projects and materials for June. Studio Bundle #2 is the color palette and common thread that is woven through newness at The School of Making, from June’s Swatch of the Month design
to newly released DIY Kits.

(Above) Detail of Looped Eyelet Stitch from The Geometry of Hand-Sewing (page 93); Monochromatic pairing from Alabama Chanin’s Spring/Summer 2022 Collection featuring The Pocket Sweatshirt and The Adrienne Pant in Navy organic cotton; Shaped stitch instructions from The Geometry of Hand-Sewing (pages 54–55); Cover of Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns, reissued in 2018 in celebration of the Studio Book Series’ 10th anniversary; “Untitled,” 2006 by Louise Bourgeois via Hauser & Wirth’s 2010 exhibition Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works; Studio Bundle #2 featuring 2-yard cuts each in White, Natural, Vetiver, Camel, and Navy organic and domestic Medium-Weight Cotton Jersey.


Clockwise: The Square Top DIY Kit in Ballet with Eyelet beading and embroidery; Square Top pattern design sketch; Design inspiration from our archives for the new Square Top Kit; Fabric Swatch in Eyelets Navy/Navy with beading and embroidery (available in the Square Top Kit and featured in June’s Swatch of the Month subscriber newsletter).



Clockwise: June 2022 Swatch of the Month design featuring embroidered and beaded Eyelets on Ballet Medium-Weight Cotton Jersey; Swing Skirt Pattern design sketch; The Eyelet Swing Skirt DIY Kit in Navy; Eyelets stencil artwork from The School of Making.

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