Stitch Notions

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Company Name:  Stitch Notions
Designer Name:  Barbara Campagna
Home State:  Michigan
Design Specialty:  Cross-Stitch

1 How did you first get introduced to your craft?

When I was in high school, my best friend introduced me to cross-stitch and immediately I fell in love. To me, it's like drawing and painting with thread.

2 What type of patterns do you enjoy designing the most?

I love creating patterns that are accessible to stitchers of any experience level -- something fun or stylish that even a first-time stitcher can make with ease.

3 What are you most known for?

Bright graphic designs with a dash of whimsy.

4 How do you jump-start your creativity?

I keep an inspiration journal full of magazine clippings, fabric scraps, postcards -- anything that strikes me as interesting.

5 What season inspires you the most?

I love autumn. In Michigan, fall is full of so many wonderful sights, sounds and smells: brilliant foliage, brisk breezes, crisp apples, rustling leaves. And of course, autumn brings my favorite holiday -- Halloween.

6 On average, how many new patterns do you design each year?

I always draw more designs than I can ever stitch myself, so I usually finish between 10 and 12 patterns.

7 Is there another craft you'd like to try your hand at?

I would love to try making jewelry.

8 What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

I'm a classic movie junkie! I love a rainy Sunday when I can spend the entire afternoon with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Jimmy Stewart, while crocheting or cross-stitching.

9 What three items do you always have in your craft bag?

I never go anywhere without my sketchbook, colored pencils and my camera.