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Our Very Own Janie Teaches at Penland School of Crafts

June 26th, 2017|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , , , , |

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!

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Our Favorite Trends from NeoCon 2017

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , , , |

This past week, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart welcomed back the 49th annual NeoCon trade show. In contrast to High Point Market, NeoCon focuses specifically on the commercial sector. As such, the exhibition showcases the latest interior designs for retail, hospitality, and workplace settings. Today on the blog, we’re spotlighting our favorite emerging trends from #neocon2017! Read on!

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What We’re Loving: Pink

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , |

Cotton Candy. Piglet. Barbie Dream House. These are the images that come to mind when most people hear the word pink. But not for long. Pink is experiencing a rebranding, and the modern pink is incredibly versatile, always fresh, and ever evolving. To celebrate the versatility of pink, (along with National Pink Day on June 23), we pulled together a few different palettes. There's something for everyone here - from fun to sophisticated and all shades in between. Read on!

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Featured Artist: Becky Adamson

June 13th, 2017|Categories: Featured Artists|Tags: , |

Get to know Becky Adamson, aka Garigal, our latest Featured Artist.

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Share your fruit & veggie designs!

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? That’s right – all month long, the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans to eat more fruits and veggies. That’s a message we can get behind! Let's show our support by filling the WeaveUp library with fresh fruits and veggies! Whether they're sweet strawberries, artful artichokes, colorful carrots - we want to see them! We'll feature our favorites at the end of the month on the blog.

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Featured Artist: Margaret Juul

June 6th, 2017|Categories: Featured Artists|Tags: , |

Today's Featured Artist, Margaret Juul, has an incredible talent for capturing the beauty of water. Light bouncing off ripples, the curl of a crashing wave, a shell sitting just below the surface - Margaret captures these moments in large scale paintings. Now, she's turned some of her paintings into surface designs, available here on WeaveUp! Read on to learn more about Margaret & shop her designs.

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Our Favorite Trends from High Point Market 2017

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , , , |

This past month, the “furniture capital of the world,” High Point, NC, hosted home décor's largest annual trade show. For interior designers and furnishing companies, High Point Market represents an opportunity to showcase fresh styling and introduce new products. As you can imagine, there is a lot going on within the 11.5 million square feet of exhibition space. Today on the blog, we’ve highlighted our top five favorite trends. Read on to learn about #HPMKT!

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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!

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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!

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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!