Archive for the ‘Designer Interviews’ Category

Guest Post/Giveaway: Josephine Kimberling on Glam Garden

Thanks so much to Kim for inviting me back to True Up, to guest blog about my new fabric collection, Glam Garden! Last time I was here Kim interviewed me about my debut fabric collection Hot Blossom, and today I’m going to share with you the inspiration and creative process behind Glam Garden. For Glam [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Natalie Chanin on Sourcing Sustainably

{ photograph by Robert Rausch } Natalie Chanin is the chief designer and owner of Alabama Chanin, a fashion and lifestyle company focused on sustainable materials and practices. I’m very pleased to host her today as part of her blog tour to promote her new book, Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes, & Stories Celebrating [...]

Guest Post/Giveaway: Patty Young on Flora & Fauna

This winter was a flurry of activity for fabric designers; it saw the releases of dozens of new collections, including Patty Young‘s Flora & Fauna for Michael Miller Fabrics. We invited Patty to stop by the True Up, um, “virtual offices” (have a seat on the virtual couch! There’s room for virtually everybody!) to share [...]

Q & A: California Dreamin’ by Jenean Morrison

Today we’re going to get a behind-the-scenes chat with Jenean Morrison, the sweet and extremely talented designer behind Free Spirit‘s Moondance, Picnic Parade and her latest, just-released collection, California Dreamin‘. Jenean is a prolific artist and pattern and surface designer, designing everything from rugs to stationery to (you guessed it) fabric. She often shares her [...]

Interview: Tula Pink on Hushabye

Ladies and gentlemen, Tula Pink. You might know her from her debut line, Full Moon Forest, full of hidden animals and delightfully, trickily ornate designs — or maybe you’re more familiar with her other lines: Neptune, Flutterby, or Nest. Tula Pink has a die-hard fandom and it’s not hard to see why, when she shares [...]

Interview: Patty Young on Mezzanine

Patty Young is a busy woman. If you follow her on Twitter, you know that her days typically start very early, involve a lot of coffee, and are filled to the brim with Getting Things Done. (I’m not sure quite how she manages to get it all done, but I strongly suspect it’s the coffee.) [...]

Interview: Paula Prass on Summer Soirée

Mary Beth of Supafine, reporting. Images courtesy of Paula Prass” It would appear that Paula Prass has no need of sleep. In addition to her latest fabric line, Summer Soiree, for Michael Miller Fabrics (the follow-up to the striking Flights of Fancy), Paula also has a home decor line (called Paula Prass Designs) and a [...]

Interview: Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom

Jennifer Paganelli is the talent behind Sis Boom, a Connecticut-based “one-of-a-kind vintage products company.” In addition to the home accessories and apparel she designs (and helps others design through her frequent workshops), she has designed several fabric collections for FreeSpirit, including three that have been released so far this year. If you haven’t heard it [...]

Interview: Laura Gunn on Lantern Bloom

Laura Gunn has taken the fabric world by storm with her debut collection for Michael Miller Fabrics, Lantern Bloom. It’s a small collection of 16 prints (7 different designs) made directly from Laura’s original paintings. Chinese Lantern pods, bird cages, and coordinates are rendered in a deeply saturated palette of turquoise, red-orange, brown, purple, and [...]