Posts tagged ‘surface pattern design’

Fabric Design Contest at Connecting Threads — Deadline Tomorrow!

Are you familiar with Connecting Threads? They are the only fabric manufacturer I know of that sells their fabrics retail directly to the public, rather than opting for wholesale distribution. No middleman = lower prices, and they’ve got a wide variety of styles represented in their collections (including some beautiful modern designs). And now, they [...]

A Field Guide to Fabric Design

Guess what? I wrote a book! I’m in such a surreal state, being able to finally announce it and show you the cover! I can’t don’t think I can form a coherent introduction, so here’s a disconnected list. It’s called A Field Guide to Fabric Design, and it is set for release in October of [...]

Textile Stew: 3/28/11

Denyse Schmidt has a new quilting pattern with McCall’s based on her Spool quilt. The Project Selvage deadline has passed, but there are two weeks left to submit a pattern for the Steven Alan Pattern Design Challenge on Threadless. Ever Kelly has great tips for sewing felt. And over on BurdaStyle, a nice detailed article [...]

Interview: Jay McCarroll (Part 2)

{ Habitat by Jay McCarroll, photo by Laura Singewald of Spool Sewing in Philadelphia } In part two of my interview with Jay McCarroll (here’s Part 1), I asked him to take us through the story and inspiration behind Habitat, and to talk about the process of creating each print and how they fit into [...]

Textile Stew: 3/1/11

Thanks to this interview on the Colette Patterns blog, I now know that Mena Trott (famously of Six Apart, Movable Type, et al.) is back in the sewing blog world (anyone remember Sew Wrong?) with The Sew Weekly, and of course she’s kicking ass and taking names. The Fat Quarterly is pitting 64 modern fabric [...]

Printsource’s Top 10 Print Ideas for Spring/Summer 2012

In advance of their upcoming trade show in New York City from January 10-12, 2011, Printsource has released a Top Ten list of print ideas for Spring/Summer 2012. The list was compiled by surface design studio Pattern People to highlight trends in the fashion and home textiles markets. (By the way, Pattern People is an [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Moda – Kate Spain

I got to meet the lovely Ms. Kate Spain for the first time, and let me say she is just the nicest person, and so easy to talk to! She had her first booth at Market to show off Central Park, her fourth collection for Moda, as well as her other surface design work for [...]

Interview: Harmony Art

{ Fields of Honey organic sateen by Harmony Art } Today we welcome independent fabric designer/producer Harmony Susalla to talk about her company, Harmony Art. I was thrilled to get to meet Harmony earlier this year when she visited Austin. I’ve featured Harmony and her fabrics before, as part of the Organic Fabric series and [...]

Whipstitch Fabric Design Weekend

I can’t believe how much Deborah Moebes of Whipstitch is rockin the Atlanta sewing scene. She’s organized a Fabric Design Weekend, taking place tomorrow and Saturday, starring Melody Miller, Ellen Baker, and Rashida Coleman-Hale. The deets: We’ll begin on Friday night, September 10, with a Happy Hour meet-n-greet from 6-8 pm, giving you the chance [...]