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Tauko Magazine

Tauko Magazine

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About Tauko Magazine

TAUKO Magazine is a pioneering independent print publication for home sewists around the world. The vast horizon of crafts, culture and climate is featured in sewing patterns, interviews, columns, articles, tips and recommendations by international contributors.

It has its headquarters in Helsinki and Berlin and is founded and published by art researchers, fashion designers, makers, and passionate fighters for planetary wellbeing, Kaisa Rissanen and Mila Moisio.

Its international network of contributors, designers, writers, photographers, and illustrators share the need to bring mindful and beautiful work to the world.

All patterns come in 9 sizes from bust width 31” / 78cm to 57.5” / 146cm.

Editions

Issue No. 1 contains 12 sewing patterns and explores the theme “The Age of the Makers” in articles, essays, columns, recommendations and interviews which highlight makers as artists, revolutionaries and designers.

Issue No. 2 contains 10 sewing patterns, including two zero-waste patterns. It explores the theme “Kinship” in articles, essays, columns, recommendations and interviews which highlight makers as artists, revolutionaries and designers.

Issue No. 3's theme is Vintage and the 10 sewing patterns feature classic designs to be considered the future heirlooms, pieces to treasure for generations to come.

Issue No. 4: For our 4th issue we will slow down and take a look at what grows right next to our feet. The issue is dedicated to the fungi world, understanding mycorrhiza and introducing the basics for creating natural dyes with mushrooms. The magazine features 10 sewing patterns by independent designers inspired by the fungi and plant world. Making use of soft linen, wool, poplin and hand dyed fabrics the dresses, trousers and jackets come with many variations for differently skilled sewists.

Issue No. 5 is all about soft and comfy wool! The issue features essays on local wool production in Europe and portraits of textile artists working with indigenous sheep herds in Denmark and the US. Making use of soft jerseys, wool, padded cotton and linen the sweaters, coats, trousers and dresses patterns come with many variations for differently skilled sewists.

Issue No. 6 explores the clothing worn in creative studios and ateliers and features 10 sewing patterns by independent designers.


Issue No. 7  “The Art of Dressing” invites you to play with different roles, find new ways to express yourself and turn dressing into poetry! All patterns come in 9 sizes from bust width 31” / 78cm to 57.5” / 146cm.

Issue No. 8, the Travel issue inspires you to create your own travel wardrobe and find a responsible way of adventuring around the world! Designers from three continents have created dresses, shirts, track pants and anoraks that form the cornerstones of a self-made travel wardrobe. A total of eight different designs with numerous variations are suitable for travelling in different seasons, with a range of natural fabrics adding comfort and ease to these much-loved garments. In addition to sewing patterns and instructions, the magazine features articles and interviews on responsible and mindful travel. All patterns come in 9 sizes from bust width 31” / 78cm to 57.5” / 146cm.

Issue No. 9 is dedicated to the colour blue! The colour of the sky, seas and lakes has inspired a series of nine different sewing patterns by international designers. Serenity and tranquillity are very much in evidence in these designs, which include dresses, casual trousers, blouses and trench coats against the cold winter blasts. The size- and gender-inclusive designs also make great handmade gifts for loved ones! Artists and researchers talk about the importance of blue in the world of textiles in a variety of articles, providing plenty to read into the dark evenings.

Issue No. 10 invites you to dive into the enchanting world of ‘Ballroom Dreams’. This issue features nine dazzling designs inspired by the theme ‘party’. From ethereal tulle gowns to shimmering glittering vests, the collection, created by international designers, captures the essence of festive elegance. The articles and essays embark on a journey through the vibrant history of balls, tracing the vibrant tapestry of New York’s ball scene to the opulent ballrooms of interwar Berlin.

Issue No.11 warmly invites you to explore the theme of "Gathering". Immerse yourself in the world of craft as we celebrate the joy of coming together, embracing the art of creating and connecting. Discover a vibrant collection of sewing pattern designs crafted for summer gatherings by independent designers worldwide.

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