Textile Stew: 7/15/10

A textile designer makes the front page of Google! Josef Frank, architect and father of modern Scandinavian design, would have been 125 years old today.

New Vintage Lady is showing the fashion and textiles pages from vintage department store catalogs every Sunday. (via Retro Age Vintage Fabrics)

Deborah of Whipstitch has an amazing post on building a sewing reference library. Complete with mini-reviews of every sewing book you can think of, and a couple that you’ haven’t heard of and will want to go right out and buy. (Including her own book, coming soon!)

The British magazine Homes & Antiques has a lengthy article on midcentury textiles, and Saídos da Concha shows it to you.

Create a really neat effect by embroidering french knots over a fabric pattern using the same colors. Wow!

Tula Pink has moved from Moda to FreeSpirit. Her first FreeSpirit collection Parisville will debut at this fall’s Quilt Market.

Melissa Averinos‘ shop Yummy Goods is now online! Hooray for all us non-Cape Codders!

Fabric wall clings — cool!

Watch Marimekko fabric being printed.

Best store counter ever. It belongs to Spool of Thread in Vancouver.

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