Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Art of Judith Meyeraan

Finding this 70's sewing book yesterday turned my other planned post about Great Britain into an AEET tribute to Judith Meyeraan instead, --aka the midwest master class artist behind every single stunning fashion drawing and technical illustration you see in, and on, those great old Kwik Sew pattern packets of yesteryear. And we'll let the art speak for itself with a handful of highlights from It's Easy to Sew: Knit and Stretch Fabric (by Kerstin Martensson, 1973.) I've also included a small bio about Judith at the end of the post.


Brian Barnes said...

I always like the "unsung hero" getting some due. People of our age probably saw these patterns sitting around the house and thought "those are pretty girls" and left it at that, even though that stuff soaked right into your memory. I knew what the art looked like by reading the prologue before I even looked at a picture!

It must be hard to come up with that many new faces!

Good job, Judith!

Craftypants Carol said...

Wow this is so awesome. I love pattern illustrations so much and these ones are seriously fab. I love the chick with the shag hairdo and the diamond necklace and the one with the sparkly hoop earring - but they're all so neat!

Mr. Cavin said...

I love checking out excellent marker art and figuring out how they did what they did. She makes it seem so simple! But the very reason I never got into doing a lot of #%&@king marker art myself is because it is not at all simple. Oh no.

Faves include (but are not limited to) that pink ensemble on the cover, the lass in the herringbone midi, and that woman with her hands in her sweater pockets.

JMR777 said...

Most never stop to think about the illustrators and artists whose work is featured in mundane situations such as advertising, cereal box artwork, food packaging, etc. Usually most will take a quick look at the art, buy the product and never think twice about who added the art to enhance the image of the item for sale.

Thanks for showcasing one of the many artists whose art brightened up the packaging of the product, if not brightened up the day of the consumer, even a little bit.

Is it just me, or does the woman on the eleventh post, the one with her hands in her sweater pockets, doesn't her eyes have that manga look before manga became big in the US?

Doc Briar said...

You've featured so many familiar things lately. It has been a tsunami of nostalgia.
These and the Butterick patterns were always in and around my mom's sewing desk.
Thanks for spotlighting the artist,

The 14th B&W drawing of the seated woman resembles a past girlfriend of mine.
Yes, ol' Doc was once young and reasonably cute enough to attract lovely girls.

Mr. Karswell said...

A nice big book collection of these fab illustrations would certainly look nice under one of my future xmas trees, and I'm sure many of you agree! Thanks for the comments