Posts tagged ‘designer’

Erica Wakerly

Homes Teepee Erica Wakerly is a surface designer who seems to be best known for wallpaper, but she has a small collection of fabric too. Her fabrics are available on a variety of weights of cotton base cloth, and can be ordered directly from her with a few weeks lead time. Her wallpaper 02 collection [...]

Alexander Vonquet

Looking around eBay for vintage barkcloth this week I found this listing for a zebra barkcloth designed by Alexander Vonquet from seller hipasbury. The fabric is pretty cool but the story is even better. A snippet: Who is Alexander Vonquet, you may be wondering. Why, only the most influential designer of some of the most [...]

New Selvedge Issue

The July/August 2008 issue of Selvedge Magazine is out now. I have a digital subscription through Exact Editions — highly recommended since it’s far more affordable than the paper version and gives you access to all the back issues. The issue’s theme is “Indian Summer” and contains a few standout articles on block printing in [...]

Beth Rawlinson Textiles

Beth Rawlinson from Madison, Wisconsin designs fabric that is screenprinted in Belgium. She sells the fabric as well as finished products (pillows, lampshades, totes, and cosmetic bags) through her website. The fabrics are a cotton-linen blend upholstery weight fabric. Some of her designs are even on sale right now. Related posts: Tara Davy Textiles Harvest [...]

Erin McMorris: Park Slope

I’m really impressed with the FreeSpirit lines this season. Here’s Park Slope by Erin McMorris, her followup to Urban Gardens. From the FreeSpirit site: Erin McMorris’ new Park Slope collection is a springtime walk in a modern garden. Playful abstract florals and fresh organic shapes create a pure, clean color palette with eye-popping pinks and [...]

Anna Griffin: Alix

Anna Griffin first caught my eye with her recent collection Blythe for Windham. I’m not a paper/scrapbooking person so I didn’t realize that invitations and stationery were her main thing; I feel a little like I live under a rock! Now Alix is arriving in stores. I think it’s very pretty, understated, and versatile. Actually, [...]

More New Fabrics From Cicada Studio

Michelle of Cidada Daydream/Cicada Studio just got the rest of her collection in from the printer. I love them all but I especially love On the Wire (left middle). All are printed on a linen/cotton blend. Sample packs and yardage available through her Etsy shop. She is offering a free notepad with any $20 purchase [...]

More on Fabric and The Man

Hello Kitty. Turns out you can make things and sell them from fabric bearing licensed characters. My previous posts here and on Whipup about fabric legalities garnered lots of interesting comments. People are all over the map with their opinions. One new thing I learned: I assumed that fabric printed with licensed logos/characters were in [...]

Tammis Keefe

Who Belongs to Whom? My mom got me the completely awesome book Handkerchiefs: A Collector’s Guide for my birthday. The most prolific and well-known designer in the handkerchief world appears to be Tammis Keefe. I couldn’t find out much about her, except that she died too young, at age 40. She also designed other linens [...]