Friday Quick Links

Cicada Daydream shows us a little of her process of designing pattern repeats in this post.

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Martha Stewart gives us ombre fabric dyeing instructions and other ombre crafts. (Via Craft Magazine Blog.) I definitely do not have enough ombre in my life. I will forever associate it with Santino from Project Runway Season 2, both because he used ombre fabrics and chanted “Andre” all the time. (Does ombre need an accent? I figure if Martha doesn’t use one, than it doesn’t).

Fabric embossing tutorial, an entrant in Sew Mama Sew‘s tutorial contest. How to “stamp” designs onto fabric with a nap such as terrycloth, corduroy, or velvet.


Vintage pattern design inspiration: Echo re-introduced dozens of scarf designs from the 1940s, with the original logo and all. (Via Jenn Ski.)

Why you should pre-wash your fabric and how, at the Fabric.com blog.

One Comment

  1. I didn’t know Jenn Ski has a blog. I love her work. Thanks for the tip. And I’m looking forward to learning more about fabric on this blog. Even though I guess I qualify as a fabric designer now, I still have tons to learn!