Posts tagged ‘fashion’

TED Talk: Lessons on Fashion’s Free Culture

A little video for your Sunday – Johanna Blakely, managing director and director of research at USC’s Norman Lear Center, giving a TED Talk about how the fashion industry benefits from the lack of copyright protection. I thought this would be of interest to readers, though keep in mind that textile prints are subject to [...]

Minä Perhonen

Japanese fashion legend Mina Perhonen (“I Butterfly” in Finnish) archives its fabrics on their website — do any other fashion brands do this? Looking back (all the way to 1997) it shows how ahead-of-the-curve yet timeless they are. Their collection always incorporates embellished/embroidered textiles as well as prints and wovens — too bad they’re not [...]

Printsource’s Top 10 Print Ideas for Spring/Summer 2012

In advance of their upcoming trade show in New York City from January 10-12, 2011, Printsource has released a Top Ten list of print ideas for Spring/Summer 2012. The list was compiled by surface design studio Pattern People to highlight trends in the fashion and home textiles markets. (By the way, Pattern People is an [...]

Horrockses Fabric Prints at the V&A

When I reviewed the Horrockses Fashions book recently, I didn’t realize that the Victoria & Albert Museum Shop would be selling yardage of a couple Horrockses prints (well, metreage!). Be still my beating heart. I might have to brave the terrible exchange rate and international shipping for these, and for the Liberty + V&A fabrics [...]

Digital Fabric of the Week: Wolfie and the Sneak

Wolfie and the Sneak, aka Renee Garner of North Carolina, has some amazing and mostly hand-drawn fashion prints available for sale on Spoonflower. The one above, Jessie Version 3, would be amazing on Spoonflower’s new silk crepe de chine. Also, I’m loving this trend of southwestern-inspired motifs. If you’d told me a year ago that [...]

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 [...]

Blog Tour: Deborah Moebes on Stitch by Stitch

I always knew Deborah Moebes was a powerhouse, but lately her empire has grown exponentially! Her shop Whipstitch Fabrics was one of the first major fabric shops on Etsy. She recently went from teaching sewing classes at Atlanta’s Beehive Co-op to opening her own brick-and-mortar shop and sewing lounge (also called Whipstitch). For the locals [...]

Textile Stew: 9/8/10

Central Texans! Here’s something to look forward to after being soaked by Hermine. The Austin Area Quilt Guild Show is September 17-19. It has moved to the Palmer Events Center so you know it’s going to be the biggest and best one ever. And Malka is one of the vendors! If you’d like a pair [...]

Textile Stew: 8/18/10

New wallpaper by Amy Butler for Graham & Brown. So pretty! Color Mastery author Maria Peagler’s e-book The Frugal Fabriholic is on sale for only $3.99. Sis Boom‘s famous tag sale is happening tomorrow and Friday, 40 East Meadow Road, Wilton, CT 06897. FabshopU is offering another teleclass on the Basic Finance of Opening a [...]