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  • Use the public domain for creative assets

Using Public Domain Art to Create Patterns

May 19th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, Design Basics, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , |

Today on the blog, we’re exploring how you can use public domain artwork within your own pattern designs. For many of us, the thorny territory surrounding copyright can be a little confusing and downright intimidating. However, once you understand the basics, you’ll appreciate that the public domain is brimming with potential inspiration and design resources. Read on!

  • Kawakubo Design Inspiration WeaveUp

Inspired by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons

May 6th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , , |

Here at WeaveUp HQ, we love the Met Gala. It's our favorite fashion holiday. We were glued to Instagram on Monday, watching A-listers take avant-garde looks to the red carpet. This year we are far more enamored with the exhibition itself than the celebrities playing dress up. For the first time since the 1983 Yves Saint Laurent exhibit, the Costume Institute's exhibition will profile a living artist—Comme des Garçons’ very own Rei Kawakubo. Read on to learn more about Kawakubo and see our favorite Comme des Garçons looks!

  • Op design and art WeaveUp

What We’re Loving: Op Art

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , |

Last month, renowned optical artist Julian Stanczak passed away. To honor his memory, we're delving into Stanczak’s journey and the story behind the resurgent optical illusion design trend. Read on!

  • Textile Design Guide for Stripes

Textile Design Guide: Stripes

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, Design Basics|Tags: , , , |

Spring is in full bloom and here at the WeaveUp office we’ve got sun, sand, and sea on our mind.When creating our latest seasonal collection (inspired by said sun, sand, and sea), we began to ponder - how did the stripe pattern first came to be associated with nautical endeavors? Today, our Textile Design Guide picks back up with an investigation into the surprising backstory behind the simple stripe! Read on!

  • The power of WeaveUp's mirrored repeat

The Power of the Mirrored Repeat

April 4th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , |

One of the coolest features of WeaveUp's customizer is the ability to change the repeat style of a design. WeaveUp offers four repeat styles: basic, half-brick, half-drop, and mirrored. Today we're going to talk about the mirrored repeat. In the screenshot below, you can see where to find the mirrored repeat button in our customizer.

  • Sheila Hicks Interview with WeaveUp

Textile Design Guide: Sheila Hicks

March 29th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , , |

This week we continue our Women's History Month series with a closer look at the incredible work of fiber artist, Sheila Hicks. While Hicks is not strictly a textile designer, she helped pave the way for a more open-minded investigation of the arbitrary divide between traditional crafts and those deemed professional arts. As such, we honor Hicks for her role in bringing a greater understanding and appreciation to the genre of fiber and fabric as a whole.

  • Armi Raatia design WeaveUp

Textile Design Guide: Armi Ratia + Marimekko

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , , |

In honor of women’s history month, our textile design guide will be profiling some of the fundamental female figures in the fabric/fiber trade. Today, we put the spotlight on Armi Ratia, the brainchild behind iconic Finnish design house, Marimekko.

  • Paris Fashion Week designs WeaveUp

Inspired by PFW 2017

March 17th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, DIY|Tags: , , , |

The fashion frenzy of Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear has finally drawn to a close! Rounding out the season, the Paris runway shows brought high drama, incredible production, and some major designer talent. One of the most intriguing trends on the catwalk this past week was the use of patterned sheer fabrics. Read on to see our favorite picks PLUS a quick DIY for creating your own sheer look!

  • Inspired by Fall Menswear 2017

Inspired by Fall Menswear 2017

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , , |

In fashion news this week, NYC is wrapping up Fall 2017 Menswear. Here are a few key trends from the runway to try at home!

Robert Geller

  • Color Blocking Designs on WeaveUp

What We’re Loving: Color Blocking

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , , , |

This week we are delving into one of our favorite modern trends: color blocking.