Posts tagged ‘reproductions’

Fabrics From Almedahls

{ Fågelsång by Betty Svensson } Almedahls is a Swedish interior textiles and home decorations company that has been in operation since 1846. They continue to produce classics from their archives (including famous 1950s designs like Astrid Sampe’s Persons Kryddskåp and Marianne Nilsson’s Sill) alongside new, innovative designs. Here are just some of my favorites, [...]

Misc. Retro/Reproductions from Yuwa/Kei

These and other gorgeous vintage reproduction (or maybe just well-done retro) prints from Japanese manufacturer Yuwa/Kei are now hitting the stores in the U.S. –Sew, Mama, Sew! just got them in. Some of the prints are on cotton lawn. Which means spring is coming, right? Please? I know quite a few of you have written [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Michael Miller – Tammis Keefe Tribute

If you’ve read True Up or my old craft blog Dioramarama for any amount of time, you probably know that midcentury textile designer Tammis Keefe holds a very special place in my heart (here’s a link to all my posts tagged with her name). Handkerchiefs were Keefe’s speciality but she was a surface designer in [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – David Textiles

This was one of those unexpected surprises that make Market such a treat. David Textiles has never really been on my radar, but their full-page ad in the Market program for their collection of reproductions from the V&A Collection made me drop what I was doing and head straight to their booth. They are reproducing [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Misc.

Just a few more shots from Yuwa — several wonderful one-off vintage reproduction prints, and more kawaii and retro/European/text fabrics that are their specialty. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Thrilling Black and More Apparel Fabrics Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Stern and Berlin Map Collections by Marie Jacobi Fall [...]

Interview: Darlene Zimmerman on Betty Dear, Feedsacks, and More

Most people know Darlene Zimmerman from her enormously popular, feedsack-inspired collections for Robert Kaufman, but this tour de force (and very lovely lady) also happens to be a designer of patterns and quilting tools, a published textile historian, an in-demand leader of quilting workshops, and a very accomplished quilter. We are grateful that she found [...]

Daily Swatch: Elephants

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. Reproductions of Pamela Walker’s 1970s fabric designs, including “Elephant Walk” from 1973, are available from sproutdesign in Australia. True to the originals, sproutdesigns’s [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2010: Moda Home

I have a special place in my heart for Moda Home, a division of Moda/United Notions specializing in finished textile products, paper items, organizers, specialized fabrics, and lots more home accessories and gifts. Most of their stuff is vintage reproductions and they seem to have a direct line to my taste center, because I adore [...]

Liberty + V&A

Liberty of London and the Victoria & Albert Museum have teamed up to release a collection of 18 quilting prints to coincide with the V&A exhibition Quilts 1700-2010, which will be on display March 20-July 4 of this year. The fabrics will be released in March but are now available for pre-order through the V&A [...]