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Pink Chalk Fabrics is your online source for modern quilting cottons and sewing patterns., Cloth, Pattern + Tool for Modern Sewists Knitting Crochet Sewing Crafts Patterns and Ideas! - the purl bee 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. Kerry Cassill From her headquarters in Laguna Beach, California, Kerry Cassill creates cotton fabric collections (for body and home) inspired by traditional Indian block prints and the vibrant colors of impressionist painters. Katy Chan and Hilary Dennis of Schoolyard Studio Based out of Toronto, Schoolyard Studio sells a mix of kitchen textiles, wearable stuff, and stationery.
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. Whether its a cleverly witty birthday card, a ceramic dinnerware collection or a luscious designer textile, Anna Maria's goal is simple: "Create designs that make the consumer feel alive and well".
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. If you are interested in designing fabric, here are a few pointers. Give it a try and play with it a bit to see if it is for you, it is really hard work and not quite as glamorous as it may seem. ;) Every designer creates their artwork differently. If you are curious about the process, it is very long! Initial artwork.
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. Courtesy of Lisa Lentz You've probably heard of "farm to table," but how about "field to garment"? It's not just an experiment in keeping production local; it's an attempt to revive the long tradition of apparel-making in the Deep South. Now, Sue Hanback is again working a sewing machine in a cavernous building that was once part of the biggest cut-and-sew operation in Florence, Ala. "I'm gonna five-thread this shirt," she explains, stitching cuffs onto an organic-cotton sweatshirt. Hanback was last laid off in 2006 when this was a T-shirt factory. "Ever since I was 18 years old," Hanback says. Keeping Cotton Local itoggle caption Debbie Elliott/NPR Debbie Elliott/NPR
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. Is designing fabric lucrative, though? The value of designing fabric isn’t only monetary, of course. But what about the check? I spent last week talking with fabric designers trying to find some answers. So let’s start at the beginning. So, if a designer signs the licensing contract in November and debuts the collection in May at Quilt Market, the first possible payment will go out in October. How much do designer’s earn per yard sold? Each fabric company has a slightly different royalty arrangement with its designers, but there does seem to be an industry average. The big question is how many yards will sell? There’s no way to know for sure. A big factor, though, is distribution. A second variable is reprints. Who pays?