Posts tagged ‘weird’

Fabricnation

{ African Royale } Take a bit of fellow South Africans Shine Shine, a little Timorous Beasties, and a little bit of Vlisco, and you have something like Fabricnation. That’s not to say they’re derivative, though! Fabricnation partners Jann Cheifitz and Jane Solomon are inspired by the South African landscape and by traditional African motifs [...]

Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind

There are several themes I’ve run here on the Daily Swatch that deserve a second run, but I’ve only come across one or two additional feature-worthy designs, not enough to fill an entire week. Since I’ll be on vacation this week and revisiting other posts from the archives, I thought this would be a good [...]

Daily Swatch: Landscapes

I guess it’s borderline whether you could call this one a landscape — it might be zoomed in a little close to qualify, but once I saw happy boys ogling over their gun, I just couldn’t resist! That girl is thinking, umm, OK, I’m getting my baby out of here right quick. This one is [...]

Daily Swatch: Space and Sky

I was going to save this one for weird week II but it’s a perfect closer for the Space and Sky theme. The brown colorway is from the collection of Miss Retro Modern (Etsy shop) on Flickr; the blue is from the collection of a crafty vegan (blog) on Flickr. It looks like a knockoff [...]

Daily Swatch: Words and Letters

Vintage words in lozenges, estimated 1940s by the seller (though that’s doubtful — see comments). Looks like it’s a tribute to an unidentified trivia board game. 13.5 x 17 inches, buy-it-now $6.99. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Words and Letters Daily Swatch: Words and Letters Daily Swatch: Words and Letters Daily Swatch: Words and Letters Daily [...]

Daily Swatch: Weird Week

Dancing Leaves barkcloth, from Niesz Vintage Fabric on Flickr. She writes “although I have seen this print directly attributed to Salvador Dali, there’s nothing on the fabric pointing to him.” Related posts: Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Barkcloth Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Barkcloth Week

Daily Swatch: Weird Week

Trompe-L’oeil Japanese beetles, from the book Textile Designs: Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns Organized by Motif, Style, Color, Layout, and Period by Susan Meller and Joost Elffers. Related posts: Grandma’s Bag Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week

Daily Swatch: Weird Week

Wacky Packages Fabric, from my collection. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week

Daily Swatch: Weird Week

Vintage Kool-Aid Comic Strip Fabric, from Niesz Vintage Fabric on Flickr. Another panel here. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Birds Week Daily Swatch: Fruit Week