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Coloring between the lines

Over the years, I have been asked “whatcha doing?” when I had yarn skeins out. My answer has been… “coloring". Some people have cutely responded: “make sure you stay in the lines”. Today I am coloring the lines… a new Revolution stripe... Ombre. We are excited about a new collection of stripes that is now in the development phase. The first step in creating a stripe is to come up with the layout. Paying attention to the scale and proportion. The next step is coloring the stripe. A lot of things are taken into consideration in this phase: How many colorways to do in the style? Red, blue, green, neutral… multi, bright, dull etc. It is best to follow a...

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That's Novel!

Novelty designs… unique, conversational. We have had interest and success with making novelty designs in our jacquards. With the introduction of jacquards to Revolution Performance Fabrics®, we wanted to represent this category of novelty designs. This category can fall into different styles: modern, traditional, lodge, transitional and juvenile. They often include animals, fruits and vegetables, people and objects... etc.. Here are some of our new designs that will make you smile with their whimsical light hearted spirit. Elephants, Spellbind, Sandals and Maine.There are more novelties to come… on the drawing board this week… Pineapples!   - Katharine Dotterer

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Collaborate

col·lab·o·ra·tion:  the action of working with someone to produce or create something We love to collaborate with our customers and with each other as designers developing our Revolution product. It can be as simple as creating a special color in an existing style (see Abode Willow). Or, as complicated as creating an entire collection of fabrics that work together.   I am excited to share with you one of the most recent collaborations. Our new social and marketing manager, Dani Bellomo, shared an idea she found recently on a friend’s skirt. So, taking inspiration from the look we created an awesome new revolution style. The soft subtle stripe, Collaborate, has tons of texture. The effect being created with weaves and boucle yarns....

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Spongeblog

The creative mind is much like a sponge, constantly absorbing. As designers we are inspired by everything around us: curated social platforms, magazines, television, movies, shopping, and let's not forget.. customer feedback. The key to creating a prosperous line of fabrics is to take all the information we absorb and translate it into something desirable and sellable. Sometimes the idea is such on a subconscious level that it can be hard to see the inspiration; where other times it can be very literal. Your right brain mulls it all over and then often times you have that epiphany... the aha moment! For me, that moment is likely to occur while driving, sleeping, or being in the shower. You really cannot force it... it...

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