Posts tagged ‘batik’

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Robert Kaufman – Basics

Robert Kaufman is famous for their basics, and basics seem to be more popular and appreciated these days (maybe as the “new generation” of sewists becomes more savvy?), so now when I gush about solids and basics, people won’t think I’m being ironic! RK just rolled out new Kona solids last year, and this year [...]

Vlisco: Jeu de Couleurs

I always look forward to getting Vlisco’s emails, and lately there seems to be something new and exciting every week from them, it’s been hard to keep up! They are active on Pinterest which allows more access to their always-gorgeous campaigns and look books, essential to understanding the scale and look of these fabrics. Some [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Anthology Fabrics

    { Deerfield by Adrienne Looman – October 2012 }   Anthology‘s bread and butter is batiks, but they instantly gained the respect of the modern-minded sewist with their print collection when they launched a few years ago. They recently released two collections by Adrienne Looman, both with cute, smaller-scale focus prints and easy coordinates that will fit right [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Yara African Fabrics

Kristen’s Spring Market post on Yara African Fabrics was a hit, so we made a point to visit them again. Yara is based in Harlem and offers beautiful woven mud cloths, wax prints, block prints, batiks, tie dyes, and brocades. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2011: In the Beginning Fabrics Fall Quilt Market 2011: Anthology [...]

Happy Batik Day!

A woman demonstrating the process of batik in a department store in Jogja, by mattjlc on Flickr. I should be ashamed of myself — I somehow missed a textile-related topic so big that it made Twitter’s trending topics! Thanks to Nancy Mims of Mod Green Pod for sending the story my way. Despite me being [...]


COLOURLovers recently featured this extensive look at batik which included the video above. The processes shown here look nothing like what I imagined, and now I’m eager to try them out. Related posts: Happy Batik Day! Video: Behind the Scenes at Moda Gingham Is Good. Milk Fabric Put This On Is Awesome.

Giveaway: Bali Pops Pack

Hoffman Fabrics recently introduced six new “flavors” of their popular pre-cut Bali Pops fabric packs. The packs include 40 different Bali Batiks cut in strips measuring 2.5″ wide by 44″ long. I’m not much of a batik person but I have worked with them before in quilts and appreciate their deep, saturated colors and organic, [...]

Altering Commercial Fabrics

All of the sudden lots of people seem to be experimenting with overdyeing and bleaching commercial fabrics. Austin homegirl Malka Dubrawsky of A Stitch in Dye (shop | blog) seriously rocks these techniques. Above: her Twinkle Quilt, featured on a recent cover of Quilting Arts Magazine. There are so many possibilities here. By using resists [...]

Gingham Is Good.

Gingham is a sweet, quiet classic. It can step in as a coordinate in almost any situation. It provides a little more zazz than solids without being showy or trendy. Maybe you can’t help but think of country and grandma’s aprons when you see it, but to me that’s a good thing. Gingham is usually [...]