Archive for the ‘Designer and Store Spotlights’ Category

Mina Prints

Erin Daniels from Santa Rosa, CA screenprints these beautiful, simple prints by hand. They are available through her Etsy shop Mina Prints. Or find her website here. Related posts: kalla Design: New Prints New Prints From Sarah Waterhouse EmilyMe New From Repeat New From Umbrella Prints


  Arvidssons is another Swedish fabric company producing textiles in the great Scandinavian mod/supergraphics tradition. This third-generation family business has been in operation since 1949. You can keep up with each new season’s fabrics and products on their Facebook page, and buy them retail from The Swedish Fabric Company and Scandinavian Textiles on Etsy.       [...]

Fabrics by Bookhou

Bookhou is a small, family business in Toronto, Canada emphasizing slow design. Arounna Khounnoraj designs the textiles and she has a new collection available now, that was created and hand-screenprinted with her studio assistant. Each of these beautiful prints is available in several colorways. They are online now and also at the brick & mortar [...]

Blueberry Ash

{ Through Streets }   Maria in Sydney, Australia handprints fabrics under the name Blueberry Ash. The linen and cotton fabrics are printed with water-based inks and sold on Etsy to a worldwide audience. Maria is also involved with the company Digital Fabrics, which I will have to add to the list of digital print bureaus!   [...]

Artek: ABC Collection

Finnish company Artek has a history going back to 1935. They continue to produce legendary designer Alvar Aalto’s furniture and lighting pieces today. He designed the textile pattern Siena in 1954 and it has been used continually since then — it’s an example of the staying power of simplicity and versatility. Artek recently introduced a [...]

Traditional Mexican Woven Fabrics

  With simple geometrics and neon colors being so of-the-moment, maybe people will take a second look at traditional woven fabrics from Mexico. I don’t know what I’d do with these, but I’m really attracted to them. Ideas? All these and many more can be found at MexFabricSupplies on Etsy.   Related posts: Daily Swatch: [...]


{ pieces by Bitte Stenström } Awesome prints from Swedish fabric company Kinnamark, seen at U.K. shop Hus and Hem. (via Print and Pattern) { Fräken by Bitte Stenström }   { Ingarö by Betty Svennsson }   { Klättervippa by Hanna Werning }   { Maggi by Louise Videlyck }   { Siluette by Betty Svennsson } No related posts.

New Knits at Ottobre

It has been a while, so I checked in on Ottobre‘s Etsy shop to see the newest knit prints. These are definitely a splurge, but you are getting quality fabric from Europe in unique prints, and hey, kid’s clothes don’t use too much yardage, right? This last one is inspired the Norwegian tradition of telling [...]

Blije Olifantje

I’ve thought before that it would be a great (and different) concept for a fabric shop to hoard fabric until it is sold out everywhere else, and only then put that stock up for sale. It’d be extremely difficult to pull that off without a crystal ball, though. Somehow, Blije Olifanje (Happy Elephant) on Etsy [...]