Textile Stew: Cinco de Mayo Edition

Anna Maria Horner, together with Anchor and Westminster, has launched Anna Maria Needleworks, packages of pearl cotton and stranded embroidery floss that coordinate with her fabric collections. And if you’re going to Spring Market, or just live near SLC, join her at Piper’s Quilts & Comforts, 1944 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, on Friday, May 13th from 6-8pm for a little Stitch Together party!

Amy Butler’s house tour, on Apartment Therapy

Bookhou’s b.a.h. e-zine Issue 2 is out, featuring Arounna Khounnoraj’s newest fabrics.

Ink & Spindle has launched inklet, a line of organic kids’ clothes featuring their handprinted cotton jersey. Also new to me, but obviously not new to the world, is Heidi & Finn Patterns. Kids’ clothes are on my mind, wonder why?!

Betz White will have a collection of organic fabric with Robert Kaufman. No peeks yet, but that’s great news!

The insanely prolific Sheri Berry will now be with Riley Blake Designs. Her first collection with them, Mod Tod, is up on their website now.

Interweave has a new, FREE iPhone/iPod app called Quilting Daily, which features quitting videos, projects, advice, and more. And have you visited Sew Daily yet, Interweave’s new sewing site/newsletter? It’s led by the editors of Stitch magazine, so you know it’s good.

At Becka’s Project Journal Photoshop Tip: Curves. One simple thing that will improve your photography a zillionfold — online fabric shop owners take heed! By the way, if you don’t want to pay for Photoshop, you can also do it in GIMP, which is free.

A video glimpse inside the Liberty Art Fabrics studio.

A book of cloth that was collected by Captain Cook and discovered in a property in Cornwall has sold for £130,000. (Thanks David!)


  1. beckarahn says:

    Thanks for the shout out! — Becka

  2. isa says:

    I think it’s great with all that kids clothes, but it makes me wonder why too :-)

  3. Cathy A. says:

    I was excited about that photoshop tip, but it doesn’t seem to exist in my version. It’s too bad because it was so simple!