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design basics

  • Textile Design Guide: Abstract, Brushstrokes, Watercolor

Textile Design Guide: Abstract, Brushstrokes, Watercolor

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , |

Working art-inspired fabrics into your home can add a sophisticated, gallery-like touch to your space. Today, we'll be covering three artistic textile designs styles: abstract, brushstrokes, and watercolor.

  • Textile Design Guide: Paisley, Brocade, Medallions

Textile Design Guide: Paisley, Brocade, Medallions

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , |

We're back with the second installment of our Textile Design Guide! Today we'll be covering some common textile motifs: paisley, brocade, and medallions.

  • Textile Design Guide: Damask, Embroidery, Toile

Textile Design Guide: Damask, Embroidery, Toile

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , |

Ever wonder what those tags mean when you’re browsing our Design Library? What is ‘Toile,’ and where exactly did it come from? Our in-house textile designers are here to help. Using their wealth of industry knowledge, we created the Textile Design Guide blog series. Each week, we’ll offer a brief history and definition for a handful of fabric motifs, styles, and designs – aka, our design tags! We are kicking off the series with some classic woven and handicraft techniques that have been reinterpreted for the digital age: damask, embroidery, and toile.

  • WeaveUp's guide to window treatment fabrics

Our Guide to Drapery Fabrics

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Inspiration, Design Basics, DIY|Tags: , , , , |

Anyone who has installed window treatments will tell you they are worth the effort. They take a space from looking good to looking finished – they are the closer of the interior design world. They can also provide privacy, light filtration, insulation, and can protect your furniture and belongings from the sun’s rays. Plus, they are an excellent way to show off your style in the form of stellar fabrics. Today we’re going to help you find those stellar fabrics. From heavy-weight and formal to sheer and airy, we’re breaking down the best fabric choices for common window treatments. Read on!

  • Our Guide to Tabletop Fabrics

Our Guide to Tabletop Fabrics

August 30th, 2016|Categories: Design Basics, DIY|Tags: , , , , |

An empty tabletop is like a blank canvas. You've got a good, solid base layer - wood, slate, or otherwise - that is longing for personality and color. Add a bit of magic to any meal by layering on table linens alongside your dishes and flatware. We're here to help you pick the right fabrics for your perfect tabletop look.

  • How to create a monochromatic design

How To Create a Quick Monochromatic Colorway

March 4th, 2016|Categories: Design Basics, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |

Not sure how to tackle color customization? Start with a monochromatic color scheme - we show you how in four steps.

  • Color 101 with WeaveUp, learn about digital printing color settings

Color 101

February 16th, 2016|Categories: Design Basics, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

Often the defining element in a space, color has the ability to add depth and tone to a room but it can be difficult to know what colors belong where. We're breaking down a few popular color schemes to guide your next project.

  • How to export images as Tiiffs WeaveUp

How to Create an Indexed TIFF File in Photoshop

February 10th, 2016|Categories: Design Basics, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , |

Our powerful Customization Tool allows other WeaveUp users to change the colors in your artwork as long as your design has 12 colors or less. A quick way to reduce colors in Photoshop is by using indexed color mode and selecting the exact amount of colors in your design. The eight steps are outlined below.