Posts tagged ‘color’

Spoonflower Color v2.1

Spoonflower recently made an important update to their color management. It was done to expand the range of colors, improve handling of gradients (which means better photographic printing), and to reduce color shifts between computer screens and fabric, and between their different base cloths. On the downside, it means that old color maps need upgrading [...]

In Case You Missed It …

The recording of my live video chat on is here. We talked a lot about digital fabric printing (especially about the importance of color charts), I made a few embarrassing confessions, and showed how to use Illustrator’s Recolor Artwork tool. Great fun was had by all, I think! A big thanks to Laura Coyle [...]

I’m Going to Be on (Renee) TV!

I am excited to announce that I will be on ReneeTV, the live chat feature of this Wednesday, April 25, at 9pm Eastern U.S. time, as part of their Meet the Pros series. I’ll be talking about A Field Guide to Fabric Design and about color and digital textile printing, and doing a live [...]

Forum Action January 2012

In case you missed the news, True Up now has a Fabric Design Forum to support the book and hopefully be a community hub for aspiring and working fabric designers worldwide. I’ll periodically post hot topics here so the left arm knows what the right arm is doing. Lots of pretty cool people — including [...]

Summer Vacay

This is a little scrap of vintage map/vacation-themed fabric from my stash — I love the wild, summery-sweet color scheme. (Sorry about the wrinkles though.) I’d upload it to Kuler for you, but they’re down for redesign at the moment. Related posts: Vintage Folk Twill Lecien’s Fabulous Blooming, and Color Palettes Daily Swatch: Seersucker My [...]

Lecien’s Fabulous Blooming, and Color Palettes

Get This Palette on Kuler Lecien has a few 1930s-40s vintage reproduction/retro collections out this season, and this one, Fabulous Blooming, has to be my favorite. I was struck by the sweet combination of different greens in the top print, and the use of gray as a neutral  – so characteristically 1930s-40s! It reminded me [...]

Textile Stew: 9/30/10

Jessica’s roundup of people that have copied her Amusement Park fabrics made me kind of ill. I’m jealous of Blempgorf’s latest vintage fabric score. Makes me wish I could make it to Antique Weekend in Round Top, TX this week, but I’ll have to wait till the spring show. This quilt is just extraordinary, and [...]

Gift Guide 2009: 10 Rainbow Assortments

There is not a single sewist in the world who doesn’t yearn for assortment packs/bundles when we see them in stores (I’m sure this applies to all crafters — to all people, actually!). Yet we don’t buy things like this for ourselves because we are trying to show restraint. Which is why they make perfect [...]

Pantone Colors and Fabric Shopping

Have you ever bought fabric online, only to be disappointed by its actual color when it showed up on your doorstep? Representing fabric color accurately online is notoriously difficult due to a number of factors, including monitor calibration. But even if you calibrate perfectly, you still have to trust that the fabric was scanned in/photographed [...]