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AmyBarickman
Welcome to my site! I’m Amy, author, designer and founder of the sewing pattern publisher Indygo Junction. I love collecting home arts and fashion ephemera, as well as vintage fabric, textiles, and needle arts. This collection inspires much of my product development work. It feeds my creative spirit and I know it will inspire you. Here you will find a website full of FREE vintage inspiration, images and patterns. I took this passion to a new level when I discovered Mary Brooks Picken and the Woman’s Institute she founded. I was compelled to share that material through my award-winning book Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing Fashion and Fun. I hope you will join me in my journey to curate vintage and create modern projects for you.
Recent Blog Posts
Introducing The Ephemera Book! (and a Giveaway!) - I met Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE at the Creative Connection event in 2010. We were both on a panel to discuss publishing books. I admired her work the minute I was introduced to it, and I have enjoyed her Uppercase magazine for years. The Vintage Made Modern story below was my contribution to an issue […]
Vintage Made Modern – The Patchwork Bag and Railroad Quilt Block - I am pleased to share that this month I’m a guest designer for the International Association of Quilters. This quilt group is run by Becky at Patchwork Posse. They work through a few quilt alongs and several small projects every year. The community features swaps and challenges, and every month has a different guest designer! […]
A Fabric Valentine for You! - Digging through Valentine images I found this gem!! One of our Indygo Junction designers, Dian Stanley made me this fabric Valentine 10 years ago! Check out the beaded accents and embroidered flower details Dian added to the image!! Here I am 10 years ago working on some Valentine projects. The vintage postcard backs were also […]