Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Thanks to clever bag designer Jamie Kalvestran's blog, I have discovered that the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has the most amazing online swatch library. You just choose a colour and click and selection of swatches of fabrics. They are all public domain which is great.
"Swatches or small samples of fabric have been collected and compiled in the form of swatchbooks for at least 300 years. The Powerhouse Museum has several volumes containing thousands of bright, unfaded samples of fashionable fabric designs, braids and laces ranging from the 1830s to the 1990s."
It is well worth a visit