Tag Archives: Inspiration

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Crossroads Embroidery: French Knot

Welcome to the sixth video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series. During the remaining videos in this series, we will be learning some basic embroidery stitches and I will be sharing a FREE embroidery design with each tutorial. Last time, we learned the Stem Stitch and today I’m excited to teach you the French Knot. In […]

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Crossroads Embroidery: Stem Stitch

Welcome to the fifth video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series! During the remaining videos in this series, we will be learning some basic embroidery stitches and I will be sharing a FREE embroidery design with each tutorial. Last time, we learned the Back Stitch and today I’m excited to teach you the Stem Stitch. In […]

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Crossroads Embroidery: Back Stitch

Welcome to the fourth video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series. During the remaining videos in this series, we will be learning some basic embroidery stitches and I will be sharing a FREE embroidery design with each tutorial. Last time, we learned the Cross Stitch and today I’m excited to teach you the Back Stitch. In […]

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Crossroads Embroidery: Getting Started

I am so excited to share my Crossroads Embroidery Series with you! I recently finished this series of videos in partnership with Sulky Threads. I love to share hand embroidery with other makers, and I can’t wait to teach you how to get started stitching. The first two videos of the series cover the things you need to […]

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Vintage Made Modern – Fabriflair!

Fabriflair™ is a new brand I created for Indygo Junction. It falls into my focus of products that are “Vintage Made Modern”. Here a little bit of the story behind the brand. This is the inspiration that started the process- a vintage star made with feed sack fabric that my mom found at a antique show. […]

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A Quilted Jacket with a Story to Tell

Recently I had the honor of chatting with Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast on Creative Talk Network. You can listen to Episode 323 here. We had a good time chatting about how I came up with our Fabriflair™ kits, and our new line of Indygo Essentials Patterns, and about how I […]

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New Year’s Inspiration For You

Excerpt from the New Year’s letter to the students of the Woman’s Institute, Inspiration Newsletter, January 1922 As many of you know, I am an obsessive collector of vintage fashion and sewing content. The above excerpt is from my collection of Woman’s Institute material that inspired my book Vintage Notions (read the full inspirational letter […]

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Amy’s Inspiration: Patterns in nature

  I am obsessed with patterns in nature…particularly during my summer sabbatical in Northern Michigan when I am able to observe and photograph constantly… Unlike Kansas summers, Michigan summers allow for living outside most days… I see pattern everywhere- in water, loons, on a petoskey stone, and I am compelled to record it. Will I […]

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