Time to make your designs shine … literally!
On March 21st, we were honored to help our friends at Koroseal host the latest SEGD member quarterly event. SEGD stands for Society for Experiential Graphic Design. Click here to learn more about Experiential Graphic Design and the SEGD. Experiential Graphic Design is a discipline where Graphic Designers help Architecture firms create welcoming and beautiful spaces. If you are a graphic artist of any kind, this is a great community to check out! Koroseal, SEGD Members and WeaveUp staff discuss the benefits of the WeaveUp platform and how we help companies like Koroseal improve their work flows, and designers like SEGD Members create the perfect spaces with our Customization Tool. Earlier in the week, SEGD members got to test the WeaveUp platform by hand-selecting fun designs and putting them through our powerful Customizing Tool. Koroseal printed the designs on their privately developed and owned factory using the latest and greatest digital printing technology. Koroseal carries the best variety of commercial wallpaper in the US. Including amazing metallics that elevate any space's design. We couldn't help getting excited by the opportunities that digital printing on these amazing Koroseal products bring to our Independent Artists. Imagine someone's work being used in large spaces like hotels and high-end medical facilities! Designer Tip: for metallic wallpaper applications, Koroseal's digital print technology replaces the white color in the design. Koroseal products are available for the Architectural, Interior Design and similar trades. If you are interested in the Koroseal products for your commercial projects, you can locate your nearest representative here. Designs Featured in this Post
Our newest partnership: JOANN
When you become a WeaveUp Independent Artist, we work diligently to introduce your designs to the widest possible global audiences. Some of our partners include Valley Forge Fabrics, Budget Blinds and Materialised. These partnerships give your designs more exposure, often translating to sales and can open doors to other opportunities. We are thrilled to announce our newest partnership with JOANN, the number one fabric retailer in the US! The program, called MyFabric, opens the door to a new era of creativity and design to millions of JOANN customers both in-store and online. How It Works: The WeaveUp Design Library is filled with beautiful, wonderful public designs created by Independent Artists from all over the world, like you. For this project, we collaborated with JOANN to hand-pick thousands of designs to be included in the MyFabric online program. Customers visiting JOANN.com can use our technology to customize designs by scale, repeat, and, in most cases, color. The JOANN website receives over 10 million visits a month! The in-store version of MyFabric has launched in select stores three WeaveUp-curated collections. With these collections, we demonstrate the power of our Customization Tool by coordinating independently-made designs by various artists. Customers can purchase these pre-customized fabrics in stores, or customize and order the designs online. This partnership is one of many that allows us to deliver on our promise to you, our Independent Artists, bringing exposure to your work in a fast-growing print-on-demand market where the possibilities are endless! Become a WeaveUp Independent Artist and your work has the potential to be featured in websites, show rooms, and stores around the globe with one of our partners! You can learn more about our partners by visiting our Partners Page. You can also learn more about becoming a WeaveUp Independent Artists with your original artwork by visiting our Artist Page.
Janie at Penland, part 2
We're back with an update from our in-house Design Lead, Janie Woodbridge, from Penland School of Crafts. Janie has been hard at work teaching her Penland students how to weave beautiful, durable rugs on floor looms. Read on to learn more about her class!
What We’re Loving: Fruits & Veggies
Remember a few weeks back when we asked you to share your fruit & veggie designs? June is National Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Month, and the American Heart Association has been encouraging Americans to eat more fruits and veggies all month long! We asked you to show your support and upload your best fruit & vegetable designs to our library! You answered our call, and today we're excited to showcase some of your fresh designs!
Our Very Own Janie Teaches at Penland School of Crafts
We're so proud to announce that our in-house Design Lead and hand-weaver-extraordinaire, Janie Woodbridge, is teaching at Penland School of Crafts this summer. Penland has a rich history of supporting textile and fiber artists. Read on to learn more about how Janie is weaving her place in Penland history!
Springs Window Fashions Makes Strategic Investment in WeaveUp
WeaveUp continues to attract industry-leading manufacturers, this time with both a strategic investment and business partnership opportunities in the window covering market in deal with Springs Window Fashions. Partners continue to show interest in WeaveUp's unique software that exploits the power of digital textile printing. Read the full press release.
iOS App Update
After a great deal of consideration and discussion, we have decided to retire the WeaveUp iOS app on Wednesday, February 22. We came to this decision after weighing the benefits of an iOS app with our ability to support it long-term. By retiring the app, we will be focusing all of our efforts on continuing to improve your online WeaveUp experience. Our website works on smartphones, tablets, and desktops alike. Your login credentials are the same across all platforms, and your color customizations and custom uploads will always appear in the same place - on your My WeaveUp page. Questions? Concerns? Comments? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our First International Partnership
We are thrilled to announce WeaveUp's first global partnership! We are teaming up with Materialised, an Australian textile specialist and early adopter of digital printing. Materialised will be utilizing our new Print Room Optimizer software and their commercial clients will be shopping our catalog of customizable designs. Learn more about this partnership after the jump.
NYFW Designer Creates Garments Using WeaveUp Fabrics!
New York Fashion Week is the most important fashion event of the season. Everyone who's anyone is there, and this year that list included WeaveUp. We provided custom fabrics for the Stevie Boi collection, CÄBIN. Stevie Boi is the designer behind SBShades. He has worked with Madonna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, and has been featured in several Vogue editorial shoots. Stevie Boi collaborated with designer and artist Brockstar on several looks for the collection. Brockstar used WeaveUp's unique customization tool to create the perfect CÄBIN fabrics. A few days later, he had his custom fabrics - color variations of Moire Wall 2 and Abstract Grain 4. Read on to hear from Stevie Boi and Brockstar about their inspirations, the power of digital print, and how custom fabrics helped perfect this collection.
Announcing Our First Knit Fabric!
You can now make completely custom clothing using your fabric designs and our Stretch Knit jersey! Read on to learn more. Your reaction to our Huesteria™ leggings convinced us that we needed to offer that same fabulous fabric to our custom print lineup. Today, it's official: you can now order printed yardage or samples of our newest fabric, Stretch Knit.