textile design guide

Playing with Fun Geometrics

February 21st, 2019|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , |

The always fun geometric presence is strong this season, suitable for home decoration and fashion, these types of prints are not only versatile, but super fun and clean. With our Customization Tool, you can change up the colors, scale and repeat of a design, a fun, bold design can easily be turned into a more sophisticated and grown up print: Here at the WeaveUp Headquarters, we've noticed a trend with fun geometrics, inside and outside of our community: Simple, clean decor with a punch of fun geometric provides the perfect balance between minimalistic and fun: Modern nature-inspired home decor with white walls, posters, cork accessories, wooden floor, bed, rack and green details Modern creative room decorated with wooden accessories Bright modern room with creative paper lamp and pastel decoration Ikea Designers and buyers have also been busy creating fun shapes with geometric feel: Ella and Fox Sarah Corynen Nancy Wolff  

  • Textile Design Guide for Stripes

Textile Design Guide: Stripes

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

  • 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.

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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.

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Textile Design Guide: Plaid, pt 3

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , |

We're back with the third and final installment of our plaid series. Today we're exploring the interesting intersection of the plaid pattern and the colonial textile industry. Read on for a design history lesson!

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Textile Design Guide: Plaid, pt 2

February 9th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , |

We're continuing our exploration of plaid this week! We'll cover two atypical styles: houndstooth and argyle. While visually quite different, we consider both of these Scottish patterns part of the larger plaid category. Learn more after the jump!

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Textile Design Guide: Plaid, pt 1

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , , |

Today, we are commencing a two-part series on one of the most ubiquitous design styles: plaid. In this first post, we’ll follow plaid’s textile lineage all the way back to Scotland.

  • Textile Design Guide: Traditional vs. Transitional

Textile Design Guide: Traditional vs. Transitional

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , |

This week we are wrapping up our series of commonly confused design styles. Read on below to learn about the Traditional and Transitional styles, and shop some of our favorite fabrics.

  • Textile Design Guide: Contemporary vs. Modern

Textile Design Guide: Contemporary vs. Modern

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

Last week we explored two commonly confused art movements as they relate to textile design: Art Nouveau and Art Deco. This week, we’re continuing this series and discussing the difference between Contemporary and Modern. Read on to learn more!

  • Textile Design Guide: Art Nouveau vs. Art Deco

Textile Design Guide: Art Nouveau vs. Art Deco

January 5th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , |

For this week's edition of our Textile Design Guide, we are exploring two distinct yet easily confused design movements: Art Nouveau & Art Deco. Spanning from the late 19th century into the early 20th, these two movements accentuated the Industrial Revolution, the prosperity that followed, and the growing embrace of modernism. Read on to learn more!