Posts tagged ‘polyester’

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Kelly Lee-Creel on Experimenting With Different Fabric Types

Kelly Lee-Creel is a crafter, photographer, fabric designer for Andover, and now author for Stash Books (which makes her my book sister!). She has stopped by True Up today as part of her blog tour for Handmade Hostess, a book about adding handmade touches to all kinds of parties and gatherings. The book is full [...]

Patterned Velvets and Chenilles at High Fashion Home

High Fashion Home has these patterned poly-blend velvets and chenilles for people who are really serious about their retro. Then again I can see these upholstery fabrics having their place in a fashion-forward living space too (with the kind of furniture High Fashion Home offers). The online shop also has lots of velvet solids, Sunbrella, [...]

Designtex: Alistair, and How to Buy To-the-Trade Fabrics

This week’s Home Dec Fabric of the Week selection comes once again thanks to Modern Fabrics‘ weekly newsletter. It’s Designtex’s Alistair, an “extreme performance” fabric that comes in 12 colorways. (Modern Fabrics has Strawberry, top left, for only $18/yard, and I encourage you to follow the link to get the full effect of the beautiful [...]

Daily Swatch: Landscapes

Rural scene on polyester from the stash of janssendesigns on Flickr. And, ummm, have you seen her shop? The most awesome and clever upcycled kid’s shirts I’ve ever seen. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Elephants Daily Swatch: Landscapes Daily Swatch: Landscapes Daily Swatch: Landscapes Daily Swatch: Landscapes


Wurstfest is a 10-day festival of sausage, fried food, beer, music, dancing, and German everything held annually in New Braunfels, Texas. Central Texas has quite a few towns founded by German and Czech immigrants in the mid-19th century. If you’re a German speaker and you’ve never heard Texas German, you’re in for a treat. I [...]

What To Do With Vintage Polyester?

If you existed in the Sixties or Seventies, you wore polyester. Perhaps a stifling turtleneck, or plaid bell bottoms, or kid leisure suit, or Garanimals dress-up outfit that coordinated with your brother’s Garanimals dress-up outfit. The double-knit variety is especially unbreathable, and the years give it a greasy patina. OK, not really, but in my [...]