Posts tagged ‘surface pattern design’

Interview: Jessica Swift on Giselle

    Everything about Jessica Swift just radiates warmth: The colors of her website, her thoughtful and inspirational blog posts, the love she infuses into her custom portraits, her dazzling, mysterious paintings. Even her yet-to-be-fully-unvieled new project The Declaration of You looks to be a wonderful, warm, supportive whatever-it-is. So I was really excited back [...]

Textile Stew: 8/25/10

Two cool things happening tomorrow (8/26/10): Spoonflower’s second Free Swatch Day starts at noon EST and runs through noon the next day. Details here. And if you’re anywhere near Berlin, don’t miss this Organic Cotton Info Event co-sponsored by Volksfaden. Details here. – And speaking of Spoonflower, Rayela’s Fiber Focus has posted a tutorial by [...]

Guest Post: Tula Pink on Plume

First off, big thanks to True Up for inviting me back to talk about Plume, my newest collection for Moda Fabrics. Plume was an opportunity for me to go a little bit further in my design process. The main goal was to drown in detail, the kind of detail that you need muck boots to [...]

Giveaway / Q&A: Jessica Levitt on Timber

Nearly a year after bringing her fresh designs to Spring Quilt Market 2009 to find a home, new designer Jessica Levitt sits down to share with us the tale. After you are thoroughly impressed, please enter our giveaway for one of three fat quarter packs of Timber — details at the end of the post. [...]

Goodbye, Endless Rubber Stamping.

If you’ve ever tried to fix seams in a repeating pattern in Photoshop, you know what a HUGE deal this Content-Aware Fill feature will be. The release date of Adobe Creative Suite CS5 has not been announced, but the official unveiling of all its new features will be April 12. Related posts: Adobe Illustrator CS6: [...]

Guest Post/Giveaway: Josephine Kimberling on Glam Garden

Thanks so much to Kim for inviting me back to True Up, to guest blog about my new fabric collection, Glam Garden! Last time I was here Kim interviewed me about my debut fabric collection Hot Blossom, and today I’m going to share with you the inspiration and creative process behind Glam Garden. For Glam [...]


It’s a mini-meme! This week has seen a handful of talented surface pattern designers posting about their design process. If you follow along you’ll see that the tools are a little different, but the process (basically, of futzing around till you’re satisfied) is largely the same. Betz White takes us from doodle to Illustrator finished [...]

Seamless Studio

COLOURLovers is a site dedicated to creating and sharing colors, palettes, and patterns. The functionality is terrific and it just got better today with the release of their version 4. Amongst their new offerings is Seamless Studio, a tool for creating seamless patterns online. Now this isn’t a fully featured pattern generator; you’re limited to [...]

E-Book: How to Enter The World of Textile Design, by Lizzy House

Lizzy House, designer of adorable fabric lines Lizzy Dish, Red Letter Day, and the upcoming Castle Peeps (all for Andover Fabrics), recently spilled about a book she’s written (well, an e-book, but a book’s a book in my book) called How To Enter The World Of Textile Design: For The Quilting Industry. Since I started [...]