22 November, 2004
MAHWAH , NJ ñ Sewing for the Holidays is especially rewarding. Your home takes on a festive atmosphere as you decorate with your creations. And the special people in your life enjoy the uniqueness of a handmade gift. In this spirit, Janome Digest Issue No. 25 has instructions for all kinds of Holiday creations.
If you hung up every one of the Christmas stockings in this issue of Janome Digest Magazine, you'd have to reinforce your mantle. Issue 25 begins with Holiday fun and then adds a dozen more projects, ranging from a glamorous Kimono to an adorable doggy bed. Create six different projects with the Woodland Times Collection PC Design Card. And find out why the Janome 6500 Professional machine is the choice of Irish Dance dressmakers around the world.
Running 32 full-color pages and published on a quarterly basis, the Digest is the only official publication of the Janome Sewing Machine company.
The traditional stocking "hung by the chimney with care" has evolved beyond plain red and white to become a work of art. The six different designs featured in this issue come from Japan, Australia, the U.K., Canada, and the United States, and each has a style of its own. They include "Baby's 1st Christmas," a high flying Santa, a pair of super sized stockings, the fuzzy softness of a dimensional Christmas tree motif, and an elegant bottle caddy stocking perfect for giving with a bottle of wine.
Digest readers who love to quilt won't be disappointed. Mia Ohberg of Surahammar, Sweden uses "triangulation" to create beautiful kaleidoscope quilts. It's a technique that's easy for a beginner but can be used for sophisticated results. Instructions are included for a three foot Frog Quilt a small Green & Silvery Tablecloth.
Traditional Irish Dancing, like you've seen in Riverdance, is hundreds of years old. So we were delighted to discover that the dressmakers who create the colorful costumes for Irish Dance competitions were using something new from Janome. It turns out that the Memory Craft 6500 Professional sewing machine, with it's extra large sewing bed and high-speed precision, is ideal for constructing these labor intensive dresses. Find out about the origins of the dance and see photos of some of the dazzling dresses made on the MC6500P.
If you like Betrix Potter and "The Wind In The Willows," you will love the Woodland Times PC Design Card (#1020). Rabbits, badgers, birds and other forest friends fish, picnic, and gather 'round a campfire. Janome Educational Coordinators from the Britain, Canada, and the USA created six projects using the new card: A set of kitchen accessories, a quilted wallhanging, a pair of framed embroidered "paintings," and an embroidered laundry bag.
From Japan, Ryoko Sakuyama contributed an adorable pet set--an embroidered doggy bed and a paw print pet coat. Other stunning examples from around the world are featured in the International Sewist Showcase. Inspiration includes a glamorous embroidered kimono, a magnificent holiday wallhanging, and Bijagos Warrior Quilt you have to see to believe.
Janome Digest covers projects and techniques from all over the world for owners of Janome sewing machines, embroidery machines and sergers. Plus, subscribers find out early about new Janome products and accessories and the creative ways to use them. Quarterly issues of Janome Digest are available at participating Janome dealers or by subscribing online.
Janome America, Inc. (formerly The New Home Sewing Machine Company) is an industry leader in innovation, having produced the first programmable computerized sewing machine, the first computerized sewing machine to offer Professional-Style Embroidery, and the groundbreaking new generation of Memory Craft embroidery machines with their accompanying software programs. Janome sewing machines are recognized throughout the industry for their ease-of-use and unsurpassed stitch quality.