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Learn Your Prints and Patterns: Names and Descriptions for Home Decor Fabrics

Are you obsessed with fabric pattern names and designs, or do you feel lost among gingham, houndstooth, and paisley? Brush up with these home decor swatches and corresponding pattern descriptions (scroll toward the bottom). 441 more words

Home Decor

Major Love: Of Ethnic Fabrics and Bazubands (Armlets)

I have always been a huge fan of handloom and ethnic fabrics.  I saw this dupatta hanging in the shop window of a random store in Mumbai that I would pass everyday.  360 more words

My Ethnic LookBook

Rainbow dyeing the ikat warp

I told you about the ikat warp I was so excited about making, right? Well, this week we took it a step further. I asked my teacher if I could dye it using the rainbow dyeing technique we learned the week previous. 459 more words


Ikat - The Indian art of resist - dyeing

Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. This style is common to many world cultures and is probably one of the oldest forms of textile decoration. 813 more words



I’ve been stressed about things at work, trying to combine it with some (technical/administrative) work for Atelier Drie Linden and the last struggles remaining from my work as a consultant/independent developer. 527 more words


Patchwork & Ethnic fabric

Two design I am working on at the moment. I made designs first, and guess what… that didn’t work. Apparently, designs are gradually born under my hands, and not on paper. 259 more words