Thursday, September 6, 2012

L.A. International Textile Show

  L.A. International Textile Show

     Coming in October!  I just got my information email with a link to the Seminar Schedule.  It will be here before I know it!  The LA International Textiles Show is a twice yearly show for the 'Trade' (businesses that work with fabric).  It is held in the California mart Building, in downtown LA.  There is a wonderful book store there (feeds FIDM, Parsons, and LA Trade Tech students, as well as the 'trade') and they have a great sale during the show.

     One of the 'trends' that is hot right now is chevrons (hmm... can anyone say smocking stitch?!).  Here are a few examples of chevron fabrics.

     Here is a picture from Moda Artisans, showing their embroidered couture fabrics.  I can't wait to see all of the fabric.  Even better, it is not just eye candy, but finger candy too, as you get to touch and feel the samples!
     I make a point to see Fabric Finders and Riley Blake, as well as Henry Glass, Michael Miller, and Robert Kauffman booths.  Definately overload.  I will just be back from the SAGA convention, and at the end of the week is ETAC in Orange County.  I know September is National Sewing Month, but for me, October is my Sewing Month!!!
     Fall/Winter 2012-13 are the focus, although there will be some seminars that will talk about forecasts for '14.
I will take pictures and share everything with you!

Happy Stitching,


  1. I have people coming in asking for chevron print almost everyday. I work at Hancock Fabrics. So, yep it's hot right now.

    1. I know that Riley Blake has some cute chevron prints!