Archive for the ‘Textile Stew’ Category

Textile Stew: 4-14-10

Sorry folks, in case you were looking for it — I’m moving the Melimba & Beccabury interview/giveaway till tomorrow, well, because tomorrow is special! Thanks to Not Martha and many others for linking to the Liberty Sources post! In case you missed it, I’ve compiled the original post + updates here. Pass it on! Louise [...]

Textile Stew: 4/6/10

Giveaway updates: We’ve extended the deadline to enter Jessica Levitt’s Timber giveaway through Friday, April 7, 3pm Central U.S.. Also, this is the last call for Rosy Lady, winner of the Glam Garden giveaway. Going once, going twice … Ink & Spindle created custom black-on-blak silk prints for designer Melanie Bower. Love! Fabric Stash Purge [...]

Textile Stew: 4/2/10

Limited edition bath towels from PataPri How Thread Is Made — scenes from the Coats & Clark mill in Georgia, on An overview of cellulose fiber fabrics (rayon, bamboo, acetate, and friends) — these guys sit on the fence between natural and synthetic. By oliver + s on the Burdastyle blog. Birch Fabrics‘ new [...]

Textile Stew: 3/23/10

Sandra Betzina on working with linen, on the CRAFT blog. Not Martha visits Fabric Crush in Seattle. Cloud9 Fabrics has a new BigCartel shop and is offering pre-release swatch sets of Beyond the Sea. Hey look, an ogee! New from BKH Design (Australia). Josephine Kimberling shares her print inspiration and research process on her blog. [...]

Textile Stew: 3/17/10

Gorgeous new ribbon designed by Camilla Engman, produced by Rosa Pomar for sale in her shop Retrosaria. Anna Maria Horner writes about her Little Folks voile fabrics — including detailed information on sewing with them. And speaking of fabric types, here’s a post about the proper feeding and care of oilcloth. Picclick has been a [...]

Textile Stew: 3/3/10

I was ready to pick the pace back up today, but then my computer’s hard drive started dying. So if I disappear for a couple more days, you know why. Third one in as many years … thank goodness we’ve gotten better at backing things up. The winner of the copy of Alabama Studio Style [...]

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 [...]

Textile Stew: 1/27/10

Congratulations Mary Beth! The Fat Quarter Shop‘s Helping Haiti auction is up to 26 incredible quilts and other other items. Jesse Breytenbach of Jezzeprints has started a new blog, PrintSpecs, dedicated to the printmaking supplies and processes. Vote in the Poppies for your favorite handmade textiles! (poll closes January 29th, 11:59 pm) Ayumi at Pink [...]

Textile Stew: Strikeoffs Galore

Daisy Janie’s Geo Grand (organic) — expected to deliver in March. Birch Fabrics‘ Circa 50 (also organic) — well, these aren’t strikeoffs, but one step beyond that which is sample bolts. The mill airmails these in advance of the main shipment. Castle Peeps by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics. Slated for delivery sometime this spring. [...]