A lovely feature for Balboa fabrics: this awesome, eco-friendly DIY project in Bust Magazine! Grab the Oct/Nov ’18 issue to see the full project, and learn to make your own beeswax wraps from Balboa fabric. The profile of cover gal Busy Philipps written by my friend Lisa Butterworth is a timely feminist read, too. Always excited to see my work featured in my favorite magazines.
Inspiring bits from around the internet this week:
Just discovered Justina Blakeney’s post about how to select the perfect throw pillows. Justina is the pattern-mixing queen.
Many people have asked me about my experience with Etsy Wholesale and how I started selling my work in West Elm. Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge did a whole episode of After the Jump covering Etsy Wholesale and West Elm’s LOCAL initiative, worth a listen!
Have you seen the amazing video Tastemade created of Rule of Three Studio‘s marbling process? Absolutely captivating. Paige, the owner and designer behind the collection, is a true artist, and I so admire her work.
I’ve been posting a bit more frequently to Instagram stories! Follow along if you like getting sneak peeks into my studio process.
One of the best parts of being a textile designer is seeing the ways that makers use my fabric designs to create their own beautiful pieces. Contemporary pattern design for the fabric industry can sometimes skew towards a more cute, feminine aesthetic, so I think my fabric designs might be different than what you might expect to find in a fabric store. My pattern designs for Arroyo, my first fabric yardage collection for Robert Kaufman, are super modern, and I’ve been looking forward to seeing how contemporary fashion designers and savvy DIYers would use my fabric.
It’s been a while since my last roundup of amazing projects sewn with Arroyo. I have been particularly floored by the super-stylish outfits made with my fabric ⏤ there are so many talented sewists out there! I’m seeing tons of inspiration on Instagram, and thought I’d collect my favorites into a post to inspire you to sew with Arroyo fabric!…
The fabric industry can feel a little opaque sometimes. I get lots of emails from textile design students who are looking for advice, and I totally relate to that thirst for knowledge. There’s tons of info out there about talented fabric designers, but if you don’t know any famous textile designers’ names, it can be tough to know where to start.
I put together a list of my favorite contemporary textile designers, so that an artist interested in becoming a textile designer, or looking to learn how to become a fabric designer will find some inspiration. While some of these fabric designers’ names might not be the most recognizable in the textile industry, they’re certainly up-and-coming designers to watch out for. The textile designers’ websites are linked, so you can check out more of their work, and get inspired to sew!…
February has been a busy month already, as I’ve been diving into some spring cleaning projects at home, and in the studio. This gorgeous kitchen from a house tour on Coco + Kelley caught my eye… The light! Those beautiful pots! The perfect linen towel near the stove!
Here are a few more things that have my brain buzzing this month:
I was a guest on the Right After Breakfast podcast, and our conversation was a good one. We talked about the pull of social media, and how it can derail creative progress.
Have you ever tried Apartment Therapy’s January Cure? It’s turned into a February Cure for me, since January was filled with tons of travel. I love their daily assignments, it helps keep me on track with my spring cleaning goals.
I’ve been sharing highlights from QuiltCon on Instagram Stories, if you’re curious!
Don’t miss our lavender sachet sale! There are just a handful left, and they’ll be retired after this season.