Thursday, 27 November 2008
Interweave Press (who publish Interweave Knits, Spin Off, and other nice magazines) have just put out a new sewing magazine called Stitch. I picked up a copy yesterday at Artisan Books, and was pleasantly suprised (ok, not that suprised, I was expecting it to be good). There are four main patterns for skirts, of which I think I would only make the one shown on the cover, with the horizontal buttoned pleats. However, there are lots of other simple patterns, including a laptop bag, kimono-style baby jacket, pincushion, needle books, and a gorgeous sort-of log cabin quilt in really bright colours, with an almost African vibe.
The whole feel of the magazine is very modern and has that Scandinavian/zakka feel that I'm not particularly mad about (you know, lots of dull green and natural beige, screen prints of leaves, minimalistic, quirky design), but which is so popular at the moment. Nevertheless, the projects are simple but useful, and there is quite a variety of things to make.