As many of you know, one of our members, Gedwoods, has undertaken quite the cool and large task of making a wiki that covers all types of fabrics, prints and garments from around the world.
Fabrics International is aiming to be the most comprehensive source for fabric information online by not just focusing on the definitions of fabrics but also on providing information about the special challenges of sewing these garments, using these fabrics and prints, and providing links to creations that have been made using them. The information Gedwoods has collected is from across the web as well as classic reference texts such as Sandra Betzina or Claire Shaeffer.
Fabrics International is aiming to be a multilingual site, so all of you to whom English is not a first language, you will have the most complete resource out there, though this part is still in the making. Gedwoods is looking for volunteers to help translate an article or two into whichever languages. Because this is a wiki, the information comes from you. So if you speak more than one language and want to contribute to the early stages of this wonderful site, message Gedwoods or go onto the Fabrics International site.
We are so excited to have watched this grow as quickly as it has and we can’t wait to see it develop further.