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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!