Archive for the ‘Designer and Store Spotlights’ Category

More Connecting Threads

Wow! Based on the response to yesterday’s post, Connecting Threads does have a lot of fans — I’m glad to hear it! You readers are vouching for the quality of fabrics, and the fast shipping. Here of some more of their current collections, more of the folky/vintage/repro/traditional genre. First is my absolute favorite, Hope Chest┬áby [...]

Meet the Sponsors: Connecting Threads

{ Dancing Daisies from Montecito by Jenni Calo } I think I first learned of Connecting Threads a while back when I was knitting more than I was sewing. If you’re a knitter you certainly know Knitpicks, a company offering affordable, quality yarns and knitting supplies. Connecting Threads is actually Knitpicks’ sister company, under parent [...]

Pretty Printed Linens

Dots and stripes linen bundle at Seamstar UK. (via Donna Flower‘s Pinterest) Related posts: Sources for Linen Online Cabbages and Roses: Northcote Range Rapture & Wright Celina Mancurti Vintage Fabric Source Roundup: Part II – Etsy

Twomonkeys Fabrics

Another Australian indie fabric producer! Twomonkeys is run by Jodie Drescher, mom of two little boys. She designs ultra-cute fabrics for the kiddos, and they’re available retail and wholesale through her website. Related posts: Surface Art FLUF Tara Davy Textiles Fabricnation Twine Organic Fabrics

Ottobre on Etsy

Ottobre is a very highly regarded magazine of children’s clothing patterns. The Finnish company also publishes women’s clothing issues a couple times a year. If you’ve ever sewn with them or just flipped through, you’ve probably wondered about the great fabrics they use and figured that the apparel fabric stores in Finland must be amazing. [...]

Harvest Textiles

This is Totem, a hand-screenprinted fabric collection by Harvest Textiles in Melbourne, Australia. Harvest Textiles is run by three women — Jess Wright, Emma Byrnes and Lara Davies — who design and print these fabrics for clothing, home decor, accessories, sewing kits, and for their own sake. They also run screenprinting and textile workshops. Totem [...]

Club Geluk

Club Geluk is a Netherlands-based company that “makes products for grown ups and children for a happy household.” They design their own fabrics and sell them by the meter as well as sewing them up into all kinds of textiles, from bedding and cushions to potholders and bags. I love the retro-kitschy-folky designs! They also [...]

Tara Davy Textiles

{ Partridge } There is a new designer of hand-screenprinted fabrics on the Australian scene — Tara Davy Textiles. This collection is a collaboration between Ms. Davy and Kelani Fabric Obsession, so it’ll be sold through Kelani exclusively. Tara Davy is designer/illustrator in the magazine industry by trade. The two designs are printed in different [...]

Znok Design

I hope you don’t mind me paying all this attention to knits lately … since I started sewing with them for baby #2 they’ve been an obsession. These are from Znok Design of Sweden, and can be purchased directly from Znok, the U.S.-based Nature’s Fabrics, Vermiljoenshop in Belgium, and Crafty Mamas in Australia. (That should [...]