Posts tagged ‘embroidery’

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Clothworks – Penguin and Fish

Alyssa Thomas of Penguin and Fish has been one of my favorites since I met her at her first Quilt Market, three years ago. She was one of the very first to show modern embroidery patterns at Market and her whimsically wonderful, frequently oversized designs of critters quickly caught on—they’re simple enough for new embroiderers, [...]

Neisha Crosland

{ Hollywood Grape } Neisha Crosland‘s intensely beautiful interior fabrics are the height of luxury, with lots of velvet, metallics, and embroidery. They are available, surprisingly, not to the trade only, but direct to consumers via her web store, along with gorgeous wallpapers, tiles, prints, stationery and office supplies, and silk scarves. { Firework Flower [...]

Judy Ross Textiles

{ Fauna } Judy Ross creates a line of textiles including rugs, pillows, furniture, scarves, and throws featuring spare and modern yet lively embroidered designs. The line even includes fabric by the yard. The motifs are worked in chain stitch with rayon thread on a 55″ wide linen ground. More designs and colorways can be [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit – Mark Cesarik

I finally got to meet Mark Cesarik and his wife Cara at this Market and they are the greatest people! Cara is the sewist and marketing side of the team, and she somehow squeezes this all in between studying at med school. In their booth they were showing off Mark’s new collection for FreeSpirit, Morning Tides, which [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka – Daisy Chain by Prints Charming

I’m sad to have missed Prints Charming‘s U.S. tour, but seeing their new collection Daisy Chain in action, complete with the beautiful embroidery that inspired it, was almost like having Cath and Kirsten there. Those oranges and corals are just magnetic, aren’t they?   Related posts: Prints Charming: Daisy Chain Fall Quilt Market 2011: Daisy [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit — Joel Dewberry and Anna Maria Horner

Both of these collections have gotten a lot of press– you can see Laurie Dewberry’s recap of market including some more beautiful booth pictures here.  Anna Maria has also gone public with her Needleworks collection (there’s also a link there to a segment with the DIY Dish ladies explaining more details about LouLouThi). Kristen is [...]

Textile Stew: Cinco de Mayo Edition

Anna Maria Horner, together with Anchor and Westminster, has launched Anna Maria Needleworks, packages of pearl cotton and stranded embroidery floss that coordinate with her fabric collections. And if you’re going to Spring Market, or just live near SLC, join her at Piper’s Quilts & Comforts, 1944 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, on Friday, [...]

Iman Home Collection at Calico Corners

I’ve been on a quest to better understand home dec fabrics so I can cover them more here. This led me to revisiting my local Calico Corners, which I remember being full of standard-issue stripes, damasks, and toiles in standard-issue jewel tones. Either they have moved their brand in a fresher, more modern direction, or [...]

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 [...]