If you're lucky enough to live in the ever exciting San Francisco Bay area, you should take an afternoon to visit the textile exhibit To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color It's been up since July and runs until January 9, 2011. If you're at all interested in historical textiles and various cultural ...Read More >>
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On this crisp November Friday, I thought I'd share a beautiful splattering of screen printed fabrics from Sweden based company Just Scandinavian.
The prints are bright, fun, playful, applied to 100% linen textiles, and sold by the yard. I think they're just lovely and I hope you do too.
Who doesn't love a good contest, right? It motivates, inspires, and promotes a healthy dose of competition. With that in mind, someone sent me an email about a Color Contest being put on by How Design and Print Magazine and I thought I would pass it along to you.
What's it all about? Submit the ...Read More >>
Pantone introduced Capsure this week. In case you're wondering what it is, it's a small device that reads color on any surface and matches it to a Pantone, for your designing convenience. It seems like a handy dandy little tool for those of us in the textile, fashion, and interior design fields. However, it's not ...Read More >>
Hi Folks. I was introduced to this amazing video recently and couldn't wait to pass it along. Water soluble fabrics are used to create garments. What a fantastic experiment of chemistry and fashion.
The point? To get us thinking about the materials we use and what happens to them when we've decided we're done.
Take a look, ...Read More >>
Just thought I'd share this fantastic use of textiles in the recent contest: Reconstruction 2.0, where Parson's School of Design students deconstructed and reconstructed discarded press samples from Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Their mission to create wearable art. Mission accomplished, don't ya think?
Wanna see more? Check out this slide show on ecouterre.