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.
Fieldstone Hill Design » Blog Archive » objects Suzani has been a decor trend for quite some time now. But I am still loving Suzani. “Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Suzanis usually have a cotton (sometimes silk) fabric base, which is embroidered in silk or cotton thread. 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. Here, she also began a line of highly sought after handbags, intricately fashioned from an array of materials, that made their way onto Hollywood's red carpet. Anna Maria has also been exhibiting paintings in galleries throughout her whole adult life.
Thorody – Contemporary Screen Printed Linen Products LLUSTRE : So tell us how you came to form Thorody – what are your backgrounds, and how did you meet? Vicky Putler : Well, we both have fine art backgrounds, and we met on a teacher-training course at the Institute of Education – we were both planning to teach art and design. We completed the course and I managed one year of supply teaching before deciding that I never wanted to set foot in a secondary school again!
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. Some people are wanting to design themselves, some are just curious about the medium they love! If you are interested in designing fabric, here are a few pointers.
8 Fantastic Places to Buy Fabric Online - Our Lake Life Image: Flickr Shopping for fabric online has opened up a world of possibilities. Many more fabrics are available at our fingertips now then when one only had the option of shopping locally. 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 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. An Inside Look at How Much Fabric Designers Earn - whileshenaps.com If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my newsletter to hear about the best in sewing, blogging, and business from around the web each week. image credit Designing quilting cottons is a significant status symbol in the sewing world, and for good reason. Fabric is beautiful. It’s the raw material that draws many of us into sewing in the first place.
A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories The issue wasn’t poor demand for the curtains, pillows and other textiles being produced at the factory. Quite the opposite. The owner, the Airtex Design Group, had shifted an increasing amount of its production here from China because customers had been asking for more American-made goods. The issue was finding workers.