Posts tagged ‘novelty’

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Avlyn

Avyln had a few new batik patterns to share – first up, their popular Western-themed line, Fandango, but in colors for the ladies rather than the ranch hands: { Fandango hats, boots and horses } Next up, The Java Origins line (check out the firebirds and turtles):      Some great “solid” blenders : and Cascade [...]

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 [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

Here is an example of a four-way novelty print. The sample is not large enough to determine whether all motifs are oriented in all four directions, but I’m going to go ahead and call it anyway. It’s from the collection of doe-c-doe (blog | shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-Way [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way

Cycling fabric from the 1950s collection of The Fabric of My Life (Donna Flower) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Two-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Two-Way

The Daily Swatch features a piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically. Please add your own examples of the theme to the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric Flickr pools. Is it raining down or up? So far in this series on pattern types we have been looking at directionality and have covered [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-Way

Sometimes prints are layered, and one of the motifs or layers will have one direction and the other(s) will have another. Think of tossed flowers over a plaid background. The final determination, though, is based on the most restrictive directionality. In this print from the collection of mannagryn design on Flickr, the hearts are pointed [...]

The Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

Wrapping up this week of tossed prints, here’s a prototypical tossed novelty print — and a super sweet valentine-y one at that, from the collection of kimmymade (blog | shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed

I’m running low on motif-based theme ideas for the Daily Swatch, so I thought I’d take a breather for a while and turn my attention pattern types. You might remember this post on directionality that I wrote with the help of Michelle of Cicada Studio and now Cloud9 Fabrics. I’ll be devoting a week to [...]

Daily Swatch: Brands and Logos

ladyfort/sallyent mounted this vintage 70s fabric on a canvas to display in a baby’s room. Note the VW logo thrown in there — odd because it’s unlikely this is an officially licensed VW fabric. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Brands and Logos Daily Swatch: Brands and Logos Daily Swatch: Brands and Logos Daily Swatch: Brands and [...]