Founder and owner of Indygo Junction and AmyBarickman LLC, Amy Barickman is a creative leader in the fabric arts industry. In 1990, Amy founded Indygo Junction, a sewing pattern and book publishing company. With a knack for anticipating popular trends and new talent, Amy has assembled a team of talented designers to actualize her vision. Amy’s ability as a collaborative entrepreneur and creative architect has allowed her to design and market an impressive list of patterns and book releases, having released over 1000 pattern titles and published 80 books, including recent releases Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, Indygo Junction's Fabric Flowers, Indygo Junction’s Dimensional Denim and The Magic Pattern Book. From fashion patterns to practical quilted projects, Indygo Junction offers a wealth of inspiration to those who love to work with needle and thread. Much of Amy’s inspiration is found in her extensive collection of vintage content. Fabric, sewing patterns, needlework catalogs and the works of the Woman’s Institute for Domestic Arts & Sciences are found in her vintage library.
It was the work of the Woman’s Institute, and its founder Mary Brooks Picken, that led Amy to write her book Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun. The art from Vintage Notions inspired Amy’s debut line with RJR Fabrics, The Vintage Made Modern Centennial Collection, which will be released in time for the 100th anniversary of The Woman’s Institute.
Amy shares, "I am inspired by all things vintage and began collecting at a very early age. It started when I would shop antique stores and estate sales with my mother. I have a passion for vintage fabrics, quilts, sewing books, old patterns, buttons and anything hand-crafted with needle and thread. My mantra is 'Vintage Made Modern'. I am excited that the new generation of makers, with their fresh perspective and enthusiasm for creativity and craft, are referencing vintage style and techniques in their contemporary creations.”
Named one of Country Living magazine's prestigious Creative Women Entrepreneurs, Amy has made numerous television appearances including regular visits to Sewing with Nancy on PBS. Through her blogs, websites and e-newsletters, Amy inspires countless crafters to explore their own creative spirit and experiment with the newest sewing, fabric and crafting techniques. Keep up with Amy as she shares her ideas and inspiration at www.IndygoJunction.com and www.AmyBarickman.com.