Feb.- March Pattern
Each pattern is silk screened by a local, woman-owned business (Better Than Jam) on all upcycled materials. What does that mean? I'm sourcing quality materials that otherwise might have gone to landfill, so quantities are limited and the fabrics used for each run of patterns will differ. Fabrics are hand-picked, high-quality and the patterns are super fun to stitch up!
As a maker, I know that the items I make call for new resources to be used. For textiles those resources include a lot of water, labor, energy, and transportation (as most fabrics are made overseas). The most sustainable option when sourcing fabric is to use preexisting materials. So that's exactly what I'm doing! This project is about sharing my original patterns in a considered, thoughtful, low-waste approach to minimize my environmental footprint. I'll carry this into the packaging as well.
This pattern is drawn sashiko-style with dashed lines. The running stitch is ideal for these patterns as it's a very easy, quick stitch. Feel free to stitch these patterns any way you like though! It doesn't have to be used with the running stitch. In fact, I hope you get creative and blow my mind with your creative interpretations!
How does it work?
This pattern is only available for a limited time until the end of March. Please note that there are limited quantities of each design, as well as an array of fabrics (color/content). I will mail you a randomly selected fabric with easy to follow instructions.
- 1 individual pattern 20 + shipping
Join the MR Pattern Club and receive all 6 original patterns plus a hand selected thread to match mailed to you bimonthly.
- 6 original patterns + 6 threads (Feb. - Dec) 96 + free shipping
What do you get with the purchase of an individual pattern?
+ One 15x15" original silk screened pattern
+ Simple, easy to follow instructions
+ Access to tips, ideas for use & DIY projects
+ Mailed in a manila envelope via USPS
+ The first pattern, the one shown in the images, will start shipping Feb. 14
Can I purchase this as a gift?
Yes, so kind of you! Just make sure to leave the recipients address in the ship to field, or make note of any specifications during the check out process. You can always shoot me an email too - email@example.com - please include your order number. Happy to add a gift note too, with the first shipment.
What will I need?
+ needles (I love Olympus Sashiko Needles, but embroidery needles will work great too!)
+ embroidery hoop (totally optional. I don't use one for the running stitching, but I'd love to see you go crazy with embroidery stitches, so it really depending on your preferred stitch style. )
Can I choose my fabric/ thread color?
For this unique pattern program to succeed it relies on your openness to be surprised with the fabric (color/content) selected for you. You can see the fabrics in this month's offering above. I'm not sourcing any new fabrics for this project, which would honestly be much cheaper and easier to do. Sourcing these upcycyled materials is all chance. They are mostly pre-consumer waste, meaning samples and remnants from the commercial textile industry in New York. I really believe in the mission of this project - to reduce my environmental footprint by limiting the resources my work requires, to reduce textile waste, and create a low waste product. I'm excited to create & offer something so special, thoughtful, and totally unique. Since there's a lot of chance in what quality materials I can source, and how much is available I'm not able to predict fabric quantities for each pattern run. I'm making sure to choose materials I'd be excited to receive, but am unable to offer options for specific color/fabric selections. That said, if there's a color you love or truly dislike, let me know in your order notes & I will do my best! Thank you for being open to this labor or love, to being surprised, and supporting my work!