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  • Create colorways with WeaveUp

A Colorway Collection!

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Tricks, Inspiration|Tags: , , , |

If you're familiar with WeaveUp, you've probably heard about our color customization technology. Most designs in our library can be color edited to fit your exact needs. To showcase the power of our customization technology, we thought we'd flex our creative muscles and create a unique collection - a single design in lots of colorways. Read on to see the whole collection!

  • 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!

  • How to simplify designs on WeaveUp

How to Simplify Patterns

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

The WeaveUp customizer allows for the color editing of designs with 12 colors or less. Some designs will have more editable colors than others, allowing you to create multidimensional layers of detail and color. But - the more colors a design has, the more colors you have to hand pick, right? Wrong. You do not have to pick a different color for every single color swatch in a design. You can repeat the same color across multiple swatches, reducing the number of colors and in many cases, simplifying the design. When you're in the customizer tool, hover your mouse over a color swatch. You will see a small eye dropper icon. Click the eyedropper to "copy" the color. Now, you should see a small tear drop icon. Click the tear drop to "paste" the color. You can paste this color to all the chips in a design.

  • 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 MFW Fall 2017

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

Don't worry if you're not keeping up with Fashion Month. We've got you. The Milan runway shows have officially wrapped. One of our favorite trends on the Italian catwalks this past week was the preponderance of applique details. We love how these refined “patches” looked when superimposed upon other patterns, textures, and colors. We'll show you how to create your own chic custom patches, but first let’s take a look at some of the MFW runway shows for designer inspiration!

  • WeaveUp's NYFW 2017 Fall Looks

Inspired by NYFW Fall 2017

February 18th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , |

February’s month of fashion has kicked off with a strong showing so far from the New York runways. And one thing has become abundantly clear: there’s a new color trend in town. Nearly everywhere we looked, shades of orange held court. See our favorite looks after the jump.

  • 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