12 January, 2004
Mahwah , NJ ñ They say creativity comes from within, and while that certainly may be true, it doesn’t hurt to get a little outside inspiration to help spur the process. That’s the goal of Janome Digest magazine -- to give its readers the kind of projects that provide ideas and inspiration for sewing, serging and embroidery.
Because the publication draws from Janome subsidiaries around the world, there’s variety, flair and an emphasis on Janome technology that users won’t find anywhere else. Issue No. 22 contains projects as varied as a room divider screen with embroidered privacy panels, five pretty pillows with designs from the new Janome Redwork PC Design Card, and a serged baby quilt with trapunto accents.
“Every Janome sewist is different,” says Digest Editor and Janome America Marketing Manager, Jodi Bushman. “Our challenge is to offer a little something for everyone in each issue. Readers tell us sometimes they make the featured projects exactly as presented, but more often than not, they use them as a jumping off point for their own ideas. That’s what we love!”
The Winter 2004 issue features a chic leather outfit on its cover. Inside are instructions on how to sew-like-a-pro on leather in a project that uses the professional features of the new Memory Craft 6500P.
Divide and conquer a room with a unique room divider screen from Japan. Janome Tokyo created a reversible four-panel screen with alternating embroidered panels. The middle of each panel is fashioned with a unique stitched yarn effect that allows light to filter through.
Simple yet elegant stitching is the homespun hallmark of Redwork. The popularity of this technique is worldwide and growing, but to replicate the stitches by hand can be tedious. Janome comes to the rescue with a new Redwork PC Design Card (also available on CD-ROM). Issue No. 22 contains three complete pillow projects with the Redwork designs from the USA, Japan and the UK. Two more projects from the USA and Japan are available online: Redwork Pillow Sham and ABC Baby Block Pillow Cubes.
Quilting is always a favorite in Janome Digest. This issue has a cute and colorful nine-patch quilt. Pieced blocks are sewn on the serger for extra speed and durability. And by enlarging their actual print fabric on a copy machine, readers can learn how to create a trapunto quilting design.
Rounding out the 32-pages of Janome Digest No. 22 are a beautiful accent pillow from Australia with serged wave tucks and piping accents, tiny totes for Valentine treats, a handy comparison chart of all the latest Memory Craft embroidery machines, and three inspiring projects in the International Sewist Showcase.
Janome Digest covers projects and techniques from all over the world for owners of Janome sewing 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.