The conflicts and intersections of craft and art are marked in large part by gender and cultural stereotypes. For a long time, craft was associated with the female, working within the home: a suit patch, a blanket. Craft was practical, but fine art was the stuff of the male-dominated realms; images produced were for public consumption, philosophical discourse, and political inquiry. It wasn’t until Judy Chicago’s patchwork fabric and ceramic plates changed the way women’s art was perceived forever. Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on Apr 04, 2013
Are you an aspiring fabric designer? Put your work up on Pinterest to enter Bernina's contest!
The grand prize winner will receive a sick new Bernina 710 sewing machine, custom runs of the winning fabric, a chance for fabrics manufacturer Benartex to review the design, and a feature on the WeAllSew blog.
Runner-up prizes will also be awarded, including two Pinterest People’s Choice Winners.
Click here for Steps to Enter. DO IT.
image via wa.Bernina. Read More
BY Megan Hinshaw
on Dec 21, 2012
Is there anything that Amy Sedaris can’t do? She is obvs a beautiful, talented, crafty, hilarious broad, (and two-time BUST cover lady). But now she is adding fabric designer to her list of accomplishments. Sedaris collaborated with Windham Fabrics on her very own line of textiles, and they are as colorful and quirky as the woman herself. The line is set to debut in January 2013, so we all can look forward to crafting items cut from Sedaris cloth in the New Year.
Windham has long been known for offering out-there prints, and Sedaris' are not for the meek. Read More
BY Intern Candice
on Oct 26, 2011
Calling all seamstresses, sewers, and fabric lovers out there! A very special event is taking place just for you on November 10th. Sarai Mitnick, owner and designer of Colette Patterns, is hosting a free webinar. Join her for the The Seamstress Palette: Choosing the Perfect Fabric for your Sewing. You'll learn all kinds of neat things like how fabric is made, how to use your senses to better understand fabric, how to speak the language of textiles, and how to choose appropriate fabrics for your sewing projects. Read More
on Nov 12, 2009
Thanks to a handful of new DIY-fabric companies, you can now take your handmade creations to a whole new level of customization. Are you obsessed with your pet bunny? Reupholster your favorite chair in fabric printed with her likeness. Can’t stand the holiday-inspired textiles at your local craft mart? Create your own neon plaid. The options are endless; all you need is an Internet connection and a little creativity. The following resources let you turn uploaded photos, scanned images, or Photoshop designs into patterned fabric at totally affordable prices in runs as small as one yard. Read More
BY Web Intern
on Sep 29, 2009
New Sites Make It Easy To Create Your Own Fab Fabric
by Jen Ng
Thanks to a handful of new DIY-fabric companies, you can now take your handmade creations to a whole new level of customization. Are you obsessed with your pet bunny? Reupholster your favorite chair in fabric printed with her likeness. Can’t stand the holiday-inspired textiles at your local craft mart? Create your own neon plaid. The options are endless; all you need is an Internet connection and a little creativity. Read More