Posts tagged ‘ethnic’

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Dear Stella

With Kallianthi, Dear Stella comes full circle. They brought classic home decor motifs and looks to quilting cotton, and now this collection includes a home dec fabrics. Dear Stella’s cotton sateen is a light and drapey, perfect for breezy curtains. Kallianthi mixes ikat and block-print-like designs.        Kyani is all about blues and watercolor:   Cleo. [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: More Alexander Henry

Here’s what else Alexander Henry has coming now through Spring 2013. Africa captures my favorite color story at the moment – burgundy, bright pink, rust, and mustard. I love their interpretation of African textiles. I also think that zebras may very well be a new Hot Animal, maybe having to do with the film version of Life [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Alexander Henry – Africa and Brazilia

Alexander Henry continues the tradition of rendering global and ethnic themes in their own lush, gorgeous style with Africa and Brazilia. Brazilia: Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2010: Alexander Henry – Africa and Fashionista Fall Quilt Market 2010: Alexander Henry – Holidays 2011 Spring Quilt Market 2011: Alexander Henry Spring Quilt Market 2011: Alexander Henry [...]

Andover Vegetable Dye Collection

U.K.-based fabric company Andover has a new line of fabrics hand-printed using vegetable dyes. The website doesn’t say so but I think they must certainly be from India. They would great for garments or home accessories. Available from Z&S and Strawberry Patches. The latter shop has the following information: By producing fabrics using natural dyes [...]

Daily Swatch 5/13/08

Detail of Mexican Village ~ Novelty Print from joulesstar on Flickr. See more here. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: South of the Border Daily Swatch: South of the Border Daily Swatch: Kitchen Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind

IQF 2006 Report

The last two weeks have been hectic — first a whirlwind trip to Monterrey, Mexico for a wedding (see many pictures of people you don’t know here), then the International Quilt Festival in Houston last weekend. So here is my reportage from the IQF. In a nutshell, I’m glad I went, but I don’t have [...]

Wax Prints From Ghana

Batteries, originally uploaded by Extreme Craft. On Flickr: Very pop-artish wax print fabric from Ghana. Check out the whole photoset by member Extreme Craft, who also has an equally linkworthy set of scans from the 1973 oddity Rosey Grier’s Needlepoint for Men. Note: A version of this entry was originally posted on Dioramarama on June [...]