Pattern matching: The art of compromise

Ahhhhh, giant repeats and carefully matched motifs!!!!! So delicious!!!! Everybody LOVES to see photographs of pattern matching done well. BUT BUT BUT!!!!!!! Lining up a two dimensional pattern on a three-dimensional object is no small feat. And at the moment I'm not talking about the skill required, or the struggle of inexperience. I'm talking about … Continue reading Pattern matching: The art of compromise

What makes a “good” upholstery fabric?

This week on YouTube, ¬†we'll get our first look at fabric for Aunt Bea, so it seems like a good time to discuss the tricky business of fabric selection. There are a lot of important considerations, whether you're having something done, or doing something yourself. Obviously, there are design considerations: color, pattern, scale. What does … Continue reading What makes a “good” upholstery fabric?