Sewing Inspiration: French Boutis, Natural Dyeing and Designers.

Hello!!

Happy start to the week! Am I the only one who must check the calendar frequently to see what day of the week we are on? In short words, I wish you a productive and healthy week for you and yours.

It is Monday and Mondays, even in these times, are tougher than other days of the week (at least for most of us). So today’s mail will be full of inspiration for this week.

1. Boutis: Quilting lovers, this is for you. I introduce to those who do not know it, the quilting technique called “Boutis”. It is a type of French quilting that has AMAZING finishes. I leave you photos so that you know it and a highly recommended book to learn the technique. This is a great way to personalize your sewing projects!The Art of Boutis – 20 French Quilting Projects:  https://amzn.to/2Xew1ts

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(Bag – Project available in the book in the link).

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(Top – Project available in the book in the link).  

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2. Lihi Hod: Israeli fashion designer who is dedicated to creating wedding dresses. I personally do not work wedding dresses, but I am fascinated by the style of this designer and even though I don’t work with brides I get inspired by her creations. Lihi Hod has a wonderful, elegant and sublime taste. Take advantage of knowing this great artist and learning how she works her creations.

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3. Flavia Aranha: incredible Brazilian clothing brand whose garments are dyed naturally, giving wonderful and truly unusual results. The concept of this brand is truly incredible, and it inspires us to discover new ways of working on our sewing projects. The printed fabrics, for the most part, represent the presence of chemicals, which leads us to always think about toxicity and environmental damage. I find it wonderful to be inspired by Flavia Aranha’s creations and one of my personal goals is to be able to dye my creations one day. I leave you an excellent book on these techniques for dyeing fabrics.Indigo- Cultivate, dye, create: https://amzn.to/3aMV4b2
Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing:  https://amzn.to/3aPqnCa
Natural Dyes for Textiles- Sources, Chemistry and Applications:  https://amzn.to/3aNt07t
Visual Texture on Fabric- Create Stunning Art Cloth with Water-Based Resists  https://amzn.to/3dXuxd4

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Now that you have seen this inspirational ideas, it’s time to know more about sewing tools. Here is my list of recommended sewing accessories and tools. Sometimes inventory can finish really fast, so order them today, and use my affiliate links to get the best prices:

Sewing Machine Table: https://amzn.to/34dQi3M
Dressform with Tri-Pod Stand Adjustable: https://amzn.to/2UPYXGJ
Magnified LED Seam Ripper (for all of us who don’t have the best sight of the world):  https://amzn.to/2v6H4sX
Even Feed / Walking Presser Foot :  https://amzn.to/33fCDJf
Hole Puncher:  https://amzn.to/2Ix8LON
Desktop Scissors Sharpener https://amzn.to/34drKrA
Steam Iron Rowenta  https://amzn.to/2V68MPt
Digital Steam Press with Multiple Fabric Settings https://amzn.to/3bTZuNq
Apple iPad https://amzn.to/33TStJM
Bias Tape Maker https://amzn.to/33Gtfyc
Buttonhole scissors: https://amzn.to/3dy39Ch
Pinking shears: https://amzn.to/39nhRbS
Thread clipper: https://amzn.to/2xC6UG0
Paper scissors: https://amzn.to/2WRaeYx
AmazonBasics Foldable Storage Bins Cubes Organizer, 6-Pack, Gray https://amzn.to/3bGEs4z    
IRIS USA, Inc. CNL-5 Storage Box, 5 Quart, Clear, 20 Pack https://amzn.to/2WUf6MI
Wall Control 30-P-3232GV Galvanized Steel Pegboard Pack https://amzn.to/3dFvp5M    
Simple Houseware Heavy Duty Clothing Garment Rack, Chrome https://amzn.to/3dHC3bW


With love,
Karina.

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