Posts tagged ‘plaid’

Daily Swatch 5/24/08

Red and green diagonal plaid, c.1940s, $16 for a 36″x36″ piece, from Antique Fabric. Related posts: Daily Swatch: 5/18/08 Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types- Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Wool

Daily Swatch 5/23/08

From Pindot.net, about $4.70 (480 yen) per 9″ (22x22cm) square — at least that’s what I can tell since I can’t read Japanese. Can anyone tell if they ship internationally? Related posts: Daily Swatch 4/27/08 Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way Daily Swatch 6/5/08: Stripes Week Daily Swatch 5/6/08 Daily Swatch: Not Polka Dots Week

Daily Swatch 5/22/08

Vintage red, white, and black wavy plaid, from carbonated on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: 5/18/08 Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch 6/6/08: Stripes Week Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Half-Drop Repeat

Know Your Plaids

Plaid: refers to the pattern of crisscrossing lines, usually of varying widths and colors rather than a simple grid. The word has its origins in the Scottish Gaelic word for “blanket.” The familiar Pottinger tartan – image from the Scottish Tartans Authority website Tartan: a subset of plaid, associated with Scotland. A tartan plaid is [...]

Daily Swatch 5/21/08

Red, yellow, gray, and black plaid from Dewitt & Co. (36″ wide x 1 1/8 yard, $17). Related posts: Daily Swatch: 5/18/08 Daily Swatch 5/15/08 Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Not Polka Dots Week Daily Swatch: Fruit Week

Daily Swatch 5/20/08

Mish mash plaid, from Yummygoods on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: 5/18/08 Daily Swatch: Those 70s Colors Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way Daily Swatch 5/22/08

Online Tartan Pattern Generator

Going along with my plaid week … Online Tartan Pattern Generator: I haven’t had time to play with anything but the default colors, but it’s fun! You could design a signature tartan for your own family or club or other affiliation and get it printed by Spoonflower. The House of Tartans has another online Tartan [...]

Daily Swatch 5/19/2008

Green and Brown Plaid from Antiquefabric.com. It was hard not to buy this one myself. Notice the squiggly lines — in searching for vintage plaids this week I’m paying attention to all the little variations on the theme, how the designer riffs on the basic crisscrossing lines. Related posts: Daily Swatch: 5/18/08 Daily Swatch: Pattern [...]

Daily Swatch: 5/18/08

This week is plaids, because I love vintage plaids and I don’t think they get the love they deserve. First, I’ll spam you with all the plaids from my collection then branch out to what’s in the shops and in other people’s collections. This one might look familiar … Related posts: Daily Swatch: Past Theme [...]