Textile Designers: 10 Women to Watch - Shopping Guide Over the last few years, there have been some obvious standouts in the world of contemporary textile design. People like Amy Butler, Lotta Jansdotter, and Natalie Chanin have garnered well-deserved attention for their fresh signature styles, while paving the way for other talented women to make an impact in the industry. Here are ten whose work merits a closer look. Erin Flett Erin lives and works in Maine, where she has a family and two young daughters. Her pillows have a hand-drawn, slightly imperfect appearance, as they're handmade from vintage reproduction bark cloth printed with water-based inks.
Pat Sloan: Tool Talk! - Pat Sloan's Blog Do you have some cool quilt tools that are usually something else? Read on and be sure to leave me a comment at the end! Let's start with something simple. Like a Tin. An adorable tin... as you can't use just ANY tin for you quilting can you? This cutie pie tin came filled with Valentine sweets from my best buddie Pam Kitty Morning... she does find the BEST things EVER (be sure to read her BLOG)
FreeSpirit fabric designers Anna Maria Horner grew up in a house full of her dad's paintings and with a closet full of her mom's handi-work. As a kid in the 70's, she passed up the $1.79 Barbie dresses in Service Merchandise, opting instead to create designs from her mother's fabric scraps....an artist was born. After graduating with an honors fine arts degree in drawing, Anna Maria opened Handmaiden, a clothing and housewares boutique. This store served as homebase for all her fashion and design interests.
Home At Last! This is the view on my dining room table this morning. Holy cow! How can so much stuff pile up after only 10 days gone? How do you Design Fabric? - Portabellopixie I am asked certain questions so frequently and I try my hardest to be helpful and answer all questions that come my way. To help facilitate a bit, I've created a FAQ's section where I can navigate people to and give a little more in depth answer easier. (That way we get to chat a bit more!) How to get started designing fabric is something that people are so incredibly interested in.
Quilters Newsletter Machine Quilting Tips & Techniques Learn informative machine quilting tips and techniques the second and fourth Thursday of each month as Connie Fanders, director of education and training for Bernina USA, provides a variety of helpful hints and demonstrates techniques that will improve your quiltmaking skills. From what quilting features to look for in a sewing machine to quilting with a serger to learning how to make perfect prairie point and much more, Quilters Newsletter Machine Quilting Tips & Techniques offers comprehensive information for fun, efficient and successful quiltmaking. Past Episodes 2014 T&T Season: Perfect Top Stitching Aired on Thursday, May 08, 2014 Learn which needles and sewing machine foot to use to create perfect top stitching.
Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack Workers tend the organic cotton plants in an experimental field in northern Alabama. The cotton was used in a field-to-garment project by two noted fashion designers. Courtesy of Lisa Lentz hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of Lisa Lentz How to Use Fusible Web for Appliqué Fusible web is a double-sided adhesive that has a paper backing. It is great for appliqué because you can stick one piece of fabric onto another, then sew the raw edges. The paper also temporarily adds stiffness to your appliqué fabric, making it much easier to cut curves, notches and details.In short, you iron it to one fabric, cut out a shape, peel the paper away, then iron it to another fabric.