Posts tagged ‘reference’

J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science: 10th Edition

The 10th edition of J.J. Pizzuto’s classic textbook Fabric Science (and optional Swatch Kit) was just released. I have the 8th edition. If you’re a student, you probably already have it and don’t need me to tell you about it. But if you’re just a freestyling fabric nerd like me, it’s an indispensible resource, and [...]

Book Review: Classic and Modern Fabrics

Classic and Modern Fabrics by Janet Wilson Thames and Hudson, 2009 My fabric nerd bookshelf contains all sorts of textile dictionaries and textbooks, pattern sourcebooks, and sewing books that show-and-tell about a few different kinds of fabrics, but it’s never held anything as comprehensive as this new book, Classic and Modern Fabrics: The Complete Illustrated [...]

Giveaway: “How Much Fabric?” Reference Card Set by Gwynhug

We recently posted about Gwen (After the Dress)‘s “How Much Fabric?” series. If you missed it, here’s the idea: Gwen has been compiling data from thousands of sewing patterns to create reference charts so that garment sewists can buy the right amount of fabric when they don’t a particular pattern in mind. She’s covered dresses, [...]

Daily Swatch: Kitchen

Calorie reference prints used to be quite popular … there aren’t nearly enough of them these days. This is a tea towel from joulesstar on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Kitchen Daily Swatch: Kitchen Daily Swatch: Kitchen Daily Swatch: Kitchen Daily Swatch: Kitchen