Kathryn Swanson is on a mission to make sewing affordable again, by freeing high-quality fibers from closets and passing goods from our fabric-wealthy elders to the creative hands of our youth.
In this limited series of the Craft Industry Alliance called Powering the Creative Economy with Spoonflower, we’re talking with five artists about how they propelled their business forward using Spoonflower’s print-on-demand capabilities. In the sixth episode, we go behind the scenes at this fast-growing business.
African wax prints are fabrics with a complex and nuanced history and, although they’re trending on the fashion runways, some consumers question whether wearing these garments is cultural appropriation.
This year, Clothworks is celebrating its one-millionth yard of American Made Brand fabric, quilting cotton that’s manufactured entirely in the United States.
On this episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we’re talking about becoming a fabric designer with my guest, Katarina Roccella. Katarina was born in 1975 in Belgrade, Serbia where she lives with her husband and three kids Nina works as a licensed artist for Art Gallery Fabrics and has created 14 fabric collections for […]
Folkwear is one of the oldest independent sewing pattern companies. They publish global, historical, and vintage sewing patterns, often including extensive cultural history, textile information, and handwork embellishment instructions in their patterns.
Amy Butler announced last week that she will be leaving the quilting industry. Her next fabric collection, Natural Beauty, releasing in October, will be her last. We’re inviting everyone in the community to post a reflection about Amy on Wednesday, October 10.
Northcott Fabrics is launching a modern fabric division later this month. Called FIGO (meaning “cool” in Italian), the new division will allow the Toronto-based company to compete in the modern quilting market.
In a press release today Jaftex has announced that it is intending to purchase the fabric company Free Spirit from Coats.
Coats and Clark took the quilting community by surprise last week when the company announced they’d be closing Free Spirit Fabrics, their premium quilting cotton brand, effective May 1. The closure signals a softening of the market for quilting cotton after a 20-year boom.