Textile Stew: 2/19/10

Really interesting process post about making cyanotypes on fabric, by textile artist Leslie Giuliani on Hand/Eye.

The Slow Cloth movement is forming gaining momentum, and I think it captures what a lot of us are feeling. Consider the thoughtful “manifesto” by Elaine Lipson of Red Thread Studio here and join the Facebook group here. I will definitely be revisiting Slow Cloth in the future.

Target’s Liberty of London collection comes out next month — you can even get some freebie Liberty patterns for your desktop or phone. Click the “Pattern Your World” link on this page. (via Decor8)

Heather Ross’ Spoonflower fabrics have finally launched!

And while we’re speaking of Heathers, Heather of A La Mode Fabric is celebrating her one-year blog anniversary with a big Heather Ross fabric giveaway (entry deadline 2/28 9pm PST).

Jennifer Paganelli is giving away fat quarter stacks of So St. Croix (entry deadline Sunday 2/21 5pm EST).

“Bowie Style” of Print + Pattern has revealed her true identity: her name is Marie Perkins and she runs Inkjet Design.


  1. Elaine says:

    Hi there –
    Thanks for the link to my blog and to the Facebook group! We appreciate it. Actually, the Slow Cloth movement has been underway for quite a long time — I wrote the “manifesto” about two years ago, after much thought. The Facebook group is new, though, and we welcome you to come and see what slow cloth is all about. Slow Cloth is a philosophy and approach to working with textiles and fabric that can apply to any textile discipline; it’s about process, skill, mastery, sustainability, community, intention, and respect for textile heritages and teachers while also celebrating innovation and contemporary art and design. Thanks again!

  2. jude hill says:

    hey, thanks for the mention of the slow cloth group. we appreciate that.