Here, I wanted to share some highlights from our conversation, give you more sewing resources to explore on your own, and provide links to FREE downloads from Amy.
First, a little about Amy . . .
Recently, Prym Consumer, USA maker of Dritz® and Omnigrid® acquired Indygo Junction. Amy is now able to put her full attention to her passion for sharing fabulous vintage textiles & projects stitched by hand and sewn by machine. Her repertoire includes embroidery, quilts, fabric & notions, as well as DIY publications from the past with modern relevance.
As modern-day creatives we recognize the fact that Mary's time was obviously quite different from our own. However, we still want the world to know that creative expression, and sewing in particular, deserves high status and praise for making our own lives and indeed the world at large a better place.
If you love buttons too, I encourage you to read one of Amy's own posts about identifying pearl buttons HERE. You'll also find some really special button images as part of her unique digital image collection, specifically Mother of Pearl Card collection images.
Check out all of Amy's course offerings at her site, VintageModernMakers.com. Grow your appreciation and knowledge while you create practical projects. Be inspired by Amy’s interviews with textile experts as well as artists and makers! Each “Primer” course includes sewing patterns and technique tutorials. Amy shares fascinating history lessons including field trips to museum exhibits.
Now, about that promised give-away. . . Amy has generously offered my Let's Go Sew community the chance to win your choice of one of her great courses. Simply leave a comment at the end of this post, telling us what you enjoyed about the video along with one new thing you learned while watching. On Saturday November 27th, 2021, I'll put all the names into a random drawing and pick a winner to be notified by email.
"Let the beauty of vintage textiles & the history of handmade ignite and enrich your creative spirit!"