Archive for the ‘Designer and Store Spotlights’ Category

Knits and More at Kumquat

I posted about Kumquat a couple years ago — I just checked in again and found some new cute knits (including several sought-after stripes) and wovens for the wee ones, in addition to their adorable baby clothes. Related posts: Kumquat New Knits at Ottobre Striped Knits at Raystitch Knits by Loomservice New Indie Fabric Shop [...]

Jeanne McGee

{ Brown Flower } Jeanne McGee is a printmaker living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She handprints fabric and paper with hand-carved woodblocks. I’m amazed by the consistency and clarity of these prints — something I could never achieve with rubber and linoleum blocks for the book, but that has its own charm, I think . Jeanne [...]

Sara Lee Parker

{ Crepe Myrtle } Sara Lee Parker designs and prints yardage, fat quarters, and home textiles, and greeting cards with the help of her husband and mom in her home studio in rural Georgia. She prints on a hemp-organic cotton blend with water-based inks, and many of the designs are available in two or more [...]

byGraziela

{ 1,2,3 } German designer Graziela Preiser’s work was very popular in 1970s Germany (how great is this archival photo?). A few decades later, she teamed up with her daughter Nina to reissue some of her classic designs under the name byGraziela. The company offers bedding, crockery, towels, posters and wall hangings, bunting, bags, a [...]

Fabricnation

{ African Royale } Take a bit of fellow South Africans Shine Shine, a little Timorous Beasties, and a little bit of Vlisco, and you have something like Fabricnation. That’s not to say they’re derivative, though! Fabricnation partners Jann Cheifitz and Jane Solomon are inspired by the South African landscape and by traditional African motifs [...]

Full Swing Textiles

{ Moonlight in the Pines }   OK, how have I managed to get this far along without ever hearing of Full Swing Textiles? Full Swing started out as a vintage shop in Newport, Rhode Island in the 1980s. In 1986, they purchased a lot of 16,000 yards of deadstock vintage barkcloth fabric. As that [...]

New Fabrics at Anna Ka Bazaar

French online boutique Anna Ka Bazaar (full disclosure: also a True Up sponsor) has a huge selection of new 100% cotton fabrics available for sale, and they ship anywhere in the world. These are beautiful, simple, easy, ultra-wearable geometrics and florals that can be used for all kinds of people projects — personally my favorite [...]

Hanna Ruusulampi

{ Folklore Fish interlock knit for Ikasyr } I found Finnish designer Hanna Ruusulampi through Spoonflower, which led me not only to her amazing online portfolio (see English version of the fabric portfolio here) but also to a treasure trove of Finnish fabric shops. Hanna designed the interlock knit design Folklore Fish for the shop/mini-manufacturer [...]

New Prints From Sarah Waterhouse

{ Bows } Sarah Waterhouse has some new prints and new colorways of older prints. She screenprints these designs by hand with waterbed inks on environmentally friendly fabrics like hemp and organic cotton, and offers them by the piece through both Folksy (U.K.) and Etsy. { Pods } { Knitting } { Bird Brolly } [...]