Posts tagged ‘books’

Digital Fabric of the Week: Mummysam

Mummysam (aka Samantha Cotterill) is a textile artist best known for her embroidered and mixed media pieces, and stuffed dolls and sculptures. She’s not only got a book with C&T’s Stash Books and a fabric collection with Robert Kaufman on the horizon, she’s also just released the wonderful collection of digitally printed fabrics you see [...]

Review: Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Tea Towel

Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Tea Towel by Nathalie Mornu, Lark Books, 2010 With so many sewing books currently on the market, and even more free tutorials available online, it is getting increasingly difficult for authors to distinguish themselves and earn some coveted space on your (or my) bookshelf. But Nathalie Mornu [...]

Book Review: Horrockses Fashions

Horrockses Fashion: Off-the-Peg Fashion in the ’40s and ’50s by Christine Boydell V&A Publishing, 2010 The Horrockses Fashions label grew from the fabric company Horrockses, Crewdson & Co. in early-to-mid-20th century Britain. They helped pioneer ready-to-wear, mass-produced fashion, and helped establish the popularity of cotton as a fashion fabric. V&A Publishing (distributed by Abrams in [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: City Quilts by Cherri House

Today I’m thrilled to host the grand finale of Cherri House‘s blog tour to celebrate her new book City Quilts. OK, confession — I was just late in asking to be included, so Cherri was kind enough to tack me on to the end of the tour! Jessica is the rightful grand-finale host, but I [...]

Textile Stew: 7/15/10

A textile designer makes the front page of Google! Josef Frank, architect and father of modern Scandinavian design, would have been 125 years old today. New Vintage Lady is showing the fashion and textiles pages from vintage department store catalogs every Sunday. (via Retro Age Vintage Fabrics) Deborah of Whipstitch has an amazing post on [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2010: Amy Butler

Amy Butler and her booth was gorgeous as always. Her Fall 2010 fabric collection Soul Blossoms is still only on paper, but that didn’t stop her from whipping up quite a display. And there is some other news … Yarn! Organic yarn! It’s called Belle and it’s from Rowan. There are two weights, Aran and [...]

Blog Tour: Anna Maria Horner’s Handmade Beginnings — LIVE from Quilt Market!

{ Anna Maria in her maybe-award-winning-again booth at Spring Quilt Market } I’m sure you’ve learned all about Anna Maria Anna Maria Horner’s new book, Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby, on all the fantastic blogs that have hosted her earlier blog tour stops. If not, well. Let me tell you. Handmade Beginnings, [...]

Daily Swatch: Let’s Ride Bikes

The Daily Swatch features a piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically. Please add your own examples of the theme to the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric Flickr pools. Vintage Vera fabric, from the collection of my-name-is-annie on Flickr. And speaking of Vera: Did you see that there is a book on [...]

E-Book: How to Enter The World of Textile Design, by Lizzy House

Lizzy House, designer of adorable fabric lines Lizzy Dish, Red Letter Day, and the upcoming Castle Peeps (all for Andover Fabrics), recently spilled about a book she’s written (well, an e-book, but a book’s a book in my book) called How To Enter The World Of Textile Design: For The Quilting Industry. Since I started [...]