Link Catchup

Wren covers textile design trends seen at the trade show Heimtextil 2008. To sum up: nature, animals, and bold color combinations!

Ruched pages through a book on Soviet constructivist textiles.

Lots of pattern design inspiration to be had from Design*Sponge’s Surtex coverage (Part 1 | Part 2 )


Crafty Ginger’s fabric design: on the screen (left) and on fabric (right)

Crafty Ginger received her first swatch from Spoonflower. Cute design! And it looks like the colors are nice and saturated.

Just Like Sew did a little screenprinting on fabric. Tutorial on making fabric from fused plastic bags. (via Woof Nanny)

Giveaways! Yummygoods is mailing a surprise package to one lucky commenter who comments on her 200th post by tomorrow (Wednesday). And Pippijoe is celebrating her 100th Etsy sale; just comment on her post here by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time for a chance at a stack of screenprinted fabric scraps.

Decor8 is doing a new weekly feature called “Get Real,” an audience-participation post on topics “related to decorating, blogging, small business, and the design world in general.” The inaugural topic is design motifs, and while Holly is asking about interior design in general, most of it applies to fabrics and textile design as well.


  1. hey, thanks for posting about my giveaway! Actually, though- it is open until Friday!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Kim- Dressaday ordered some fabric from Spoonflower as well – you can see the post at: