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30 days of zipper sewing videos

Alicia from Sew What Alicia has started her 30 Days of Zippers series. That’s right. Each day she’ll post a live video showing a zipper project or …

Innovative Textile Experiments

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How the Partition almost killed the glorious tradition of Punjabi phulkari embroidery

'This was the canvas on which women expressed their desires with a needle and thread.'<p>The first major American exhibition of Punjabi phulkari …

Marimekko’s pattern of progressive design

Finland’s famed design brand is moving forward by looking back<p>Filled with the industrial clatter of huge machines, the factory floor at the Helsinki headquarters of Marimekko hums with efficiency.<p>Glistening cylindrical printing screens, embossed with a design from the company’s library of more than …

Snowsound USA launches Snowsound-Fiber textile products

Premier acoustic panel manufacturer Snowsound has announced the launch of its new patented <i>Snowsound-Fiber</i> textile products that have been developed …

Eco Textiles: A Paris Workshop That Creates Subtly Dyed Goods for the Home

Here’s a concept we can get behind: a Paris textile workshop that uses food scraps to create subtly dyed woven throws and cushions. At Whole, with …

Clothing

Quilt Batting 101

Batting isn’t the most glamorous part of a quilt. But while the batting itself never sees the light of day once your quilt is finished, it is still …

Sewing Machine Needles Cheat Cards

One of top rules of sewing success: <i>Start each new project with a new needle!</i> When a needle is piercing your fabric at 600 to 1,000 stitches per …

The XQ Emboridery Village in Dalat

A couple kilometers north of the city center, we found the XQ Embroidery Village, a bizarre mashup of a gallery, factory, museum and theme park. …

How to Separate Embroidery Floss and Prepare for Hand Embroidery

Here’s a quick video tutorial showing you an easy way to separate embroidery floss without it ending up in a big tangled mess! I’m also going to show …

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Red River's New Palo Duro Etching Paper Gives The Darkroom Look

It’s not every day or even every quarter of a year that new paper gets announced, but in the case of the new Red River Palo Duro Etching there’s a …

Sewing Thread Part I: How Is Thread Made?

How is thread made? From magical worms, rows of cotton plants, or crude oil? Possibly all of the above! Did I just confuse the heck out of you? I …

Wear Magic on Your Sleeve with These Adorable Embroidered Pins

Self-taught artist Irem Yazici makes miniature skeletons, flowers, and magic carpets.<p>Lustrous embroidered pins depicting miniature plants, animals, and symbols set Turkish artist Irem Yazici's work apart from the regular ol' pin crowd. Since 2014, she's been teaching herself needlepoint techniques, …

Half Rectangle Triangle Block Tutorial

Ever wondered how to sew and trim half rectangle triangle (HRT) blocks? Well you’ve come to the right place! Let me show you how I like to do them. …

Stay Fit While You Sit: 10 Simple Exercises for Sewers

There is <i>a lot</i> of sitting involved in sewing, which can lead to aches and pains not to mention a few extra pounds due to inactivity. It’s a widespread …

Iris van Herpen to be celebrated in an exhibition

Iris van Herpen has always been known for her cutting-edge fashion, testing the boundaries of what fabric is and can do. Now, a new exhibition at The Dallas Museum of Art is set to celebrate her work. From May 21 to August 20, the institution will showcase 43 of her most groundbreaking haute …

Having fun with fabric

Japanese fashion is often less about entertainment and more about amazing material.

Cut from a different cloth

A new exhibition at Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology unwraps cultural expression<p>Dressed to kill. Wear your heart on your sleeve. He'd give the shirt off his back. Shrouded in secrecy. Some of these clothing idioms date back hundreds of years and yet most are still part of our contemporary English …

Fabric Knitted from Shredded Photographs

Artist Xaverine Bates reconstructed her personal history by knitting photographs from her life into a piece of fabric in an introspective work called “Knitting the Shreds.”<p>I decided to shed my baggage & shred every photo that I’d carried around since I was 20 years old. A physical form of therapy. …

Linda J Mendelson’s Machine Knitted Wearable Art

I got the opportunity to work in the Artists Studios at The Museum of Arts and Design yesterday. I was giving demonstrations with my hacked knitting machine when I happened to get a visit from Linda J Mendelson. While chatting with Mendelson, it was immediately apparent that she was a deft hand …

Suspensión: Embroidered Art from Fiber Artist Ana Teresa Barboza

I am utterly awed and charmed by the gorgeous, dramatically textured landscapes in the Suspensión series from Lima, Peru-based fiber artist Ana Teresa Barboza.<p>A wonderful departure from the many embroidery traditions where stitching is limited to only the fabric used for any given piece, Barboza’s …

Back to the future: Issey Miyake opens a sleek flagship in a Milan palazzo

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Issey Miyake

Minimalist Harajuku Street Style w/ Issey Miyake ME, Comme Des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto & Cinzia Araia

Kawato is a 19-year-old student whose dark minimalist Japanese street style caught our eye in Harajuku.<p>Kawato is wearing a jacket by the legendary …

Pressing With Templates Tutorial

Today, we have Linda Lee, founder of The Sewing Workshop pattern company, kicking off a series of sewing tutorials for us.The post Pressing With …

QuiltCon 2017 Recap, Part 3: Quilt Show

<i>This is Part 3 of 3 of my QuiltCon 2017 Recap.</i> <i>Read "Part 1: People and Places" here.</i><i>Read "Part 2: Lectures" here.</i> <br>So, let's talk about this quilt …

Iris van Herpen

When it comes to pushing the limits of couture, Iris van Herpen has few rivals. Blurring the line between fashion and art, her work is characterized …

The On-the-Rise Textile Designer You Should Know

Hiroko Takeda is a favorite of Richard Meier, Victoria Hagan, and Peter Marino<p>Hiroko Takeda is threading shimmering golden strands through the warp of a giant wooden loom in her Gowanus, Brooklyn, studio. She has just started the third in a series of four woven wall panels that she’s crafting for a …

Tower made completely from fabric breaks new ground in "soft architecture"

This 30-foot lightweight tower proves that the strongest architectural structures don’t have to be made from hard materials like concrete and steel. …