Good news for digital fabric designers — Spoonflower has released its official 3600-color standards map with RGB color codes. It’s much more extensive than their previous color guide, and it works in conjunction with an Adobe Swatch Exchange Library, which you can download from here. To make a long story short, working from a chart like this, from the print bureau you want to use, on the basecloth on which you intend to print, is the ONLY way to ensure colors come out as you intend.
Visiting Helsinki in the near future? Don’t miss a new exhibition, “MARIMEKKO – A Whole Life: 60 Years of Colors, Stripes and Shapes” at the Design Museum, opening 3/18/11 and running through 5/29/11.
I have been curious about Ancestry.com. Not sure why, but apparently the ENTIRE Sears Catalog Archive is available to members, which may be worth the membership fees all by itself! I have a small vintage department store catalog collection, and they’re so much fun to look through for general nostalgia, and for fabrics and fashion history in particular. (via The Sew Weekly)
Home dec departments to roll out soon in select Anthropologie stores and online … meaning fabric amongst other new textiles … ooh! Learn more on decor8.
Cherry House Quilts is leading a call to action to make baby quilts for the Baltimore Headstart program.
All about silk (with beautiful pictures) on the Colette Patterns blog.