Posts tagged ‘wool’

Sponsor Giveaway: Wool from Heavens to Betsy

Heavens to Betsy, purveyor of 100% milled wool, recently became a True Up sponsor, and immediately sent me all this gorgeous wool to divvy up. Now, this stuff is just scrumptious. It is woven, not felted/fulled, and the colors are deep, saturated, and beautiful. All the fabrics are 58-60″ wide, about 12oz./yard, and available as [...]

Textiles by Tord Boontje

Here is just a small sampling of some of the amazing textiles world-renowned designer Tord Boontje has created for Danish interior fabrics company Kvadrat. Kvadrat is partnered with U.S. company Maharam, who also distributes these fabrics. Above, Nectar, a polyester burnout curtain fabric designed by Boontje in 2005. The design was created by experimental software [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types- Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth

In case you’ve forgotten what a classic, woven houndstooth looks like after seeing all the printed variations this week, here it is. Of course *classic* classic houndstooth is black & white. The green & cream houndstooth above is a wool piece from ZinniaSnipSnap on Etsy. I’m starting to think of houndstooth as a diagonal space [...]

Daily Swatch: Wool

Some of my Granda’s tweed, from gumba on Flickr. Which I gather is a reference book from his grandfather’s tweed weaving mill in Donegal, Ireland. Lovely. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Green Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Wool

Daily Swatch: Wool

Vintage Welsh blanket from flymissy on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Trees Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Chenille

Felt Week: Interview With Hillary Lang

Bunny, Kitty, and Bear by Hillary Lang from her Put-Together Book #1 Hillary Lang and her blog Wee Wonderfuls need no introduction — I’m sure she’s responsible for at least one of your needlework or crafting addictions. Her unique and original point of view is evident in everything she creates, from quilts to kids clothing [...]

Daily Swatch: Wool

1940s wool crepe dress fabric, from Donna Flower. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Butterflies

Felt Week: Kata Golda’s Handstitched Felt

Kata Golda’s Hand-Stitched Felt: 25 Whimsical Sewing Projects, by Kata Golda, with photography by Frank White, published by STC Craft, October 2009, 128 pages. Some people have comfort food. Me, I have comfort reading. So Kata Goldman’s Hand-Stitched Felt is like mashed potatoes in craft book form, a book I’d like to crawl into on [...]

Daily Swatch: Wool

Vintage Japanese woven wool, from orime on Flickr. Orime sells (amazing) new and vintage Japanese fabrics on Etsy. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Wool Daily Swatch: Strawberry Season With Guest Curator {kimmymade}