Posts tagged ‘victoria & albert museum’

Victoria & Albert Museum: Kinross

  Kinross is based on a furnishing fabric design of the same name by Edinburgh Weavers in the 1950s-60s. It really stopped me in my tracks when I saw it in Colette Pattern’s new Laurel pattern sewing contest. Kinross looks to be available only through the Victoria & Albert Museum Shop. Look for Westminster’s lovely [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit

FreeSpirit fabrics have a special place in my heart — probably because they were the ones who brought us Amy Butler fabric. Do you remember how exciting that was??? I feel like that’s now “back in the day,” that’s how long it’s been. (Is this where I confess that I took a stack of Amy [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Rowan – Melissa White, V&A Museum

Camille by Melissa White, which will also ship in July, is another collection where the botanical prints take on a new look depending on the colors used. Rich greys, loden green and mustard play together quite nicely to offer a modern sensibility.     Bromley by Victoria & Albert Museum turns your head. Particular prints really stand out [...]

Horrockses Fabric Prints at the V&A

When I reviewed the Horrockses Fashions book recently, I didn’t realize that the Victoria & Albert Museum Shop would be selling yardage of a couple Horrockses prints (well, metreage!). Be still my beating heart. I might have to brave the terrible exchange rate and international shipping for these, and for the Liberty + V&A fabrics [...]

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 [...]

Book Month: V&A Pattern Collection

V&A Pattern Four-Volume Set V & A Publishing, 2009 (distributed in the U.S. by Abrams) This was a great year for pattern sourcebooks, and I don’t think it can get better than the new series from The Victoria & Albert Museum. The first series, available individually or as a box set, includes the Fifties, Indian [...]

An Amazing Fabric Diary

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London A British reverend’s daughter named Barbara Johnson (1738-1825) kept a meticulous diary throughout most of her life (from age 8 to well into her 80s) of the fabrics she used and details of the garments she made with them. What an amazing personal and historical document. Doesn’t it inspire [...]