Rebecca Atwood –

Dec 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

fabric made in Brooklyn, hand dyed fabric, screen printed fabric, digitally printed fabric

I’m closing out 2015 enamored with textile designer Rebecca Atwood. I love her fresh-yet-subdued, youthful-yet-mature, nature driven aesthetic, and appreciate the generous detail she shares in the “Our Process” portion of her website. Any aspiring textile designer would be well-served by thoroughly exploring this site.

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Philomela –

Nov 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

sea ranch textile, psychoanalyst textile, watercolor textile

With my little-one now the grand age of 2, and with so many interesting textile sources falling into my lap lately, I’m thinking maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to reboot regular posts in the new year. This current find is Philomela, a textile studio founded by artist, and psychoanalyst, Bonnie Saland. (Two career paths with fertile cross-pollination I’m sure.) What I love about this fabric collection is its light, watercolor dreaminess.

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Textiil –

Sep 4, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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Textiil offers Indonesian and Malaysian batiks in a range of beautiful patterns and colors. Sold by the yard, finished for the table top, and as pillows, these textiles are lovingly shepherded from makers to US markets by the site’s globetrotting, jazz-loving founder.

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Jean Lurcat –

Aug 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Jean Lurcat, European tapestry, modern tapestry, French tapestry

Every once in a while I discover a major hole in my collection of textile-related names on this site. Jean Lurcat (1892-1966) is one of them! Above, a detail from a Lurcat tapestry sold by Nazmiyal Collection.

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THIS –

Jul 5, 2015 | Leave a Comment

natural textile, pineapple fiber, indigo, banana fiber, peacock feather fabric

When you encounter a textile website with such entries as “Let’s bring our attention to the Spanish Invasion of the Northern Philippines in the 16th Century” you know you’ve found something good. Above, a photo of pineapple fiber fabric in production – sold by THIS.

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Antique Textiles Galleries –

Jun 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Antique Textiles Galleries is another spot to find a global array of textiles. The pattern snippet above is from a pair of pillows made from a 1940’s French textile — and it has me thinking about why it’s recognizably French, and recognizably 40’s-era…

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ClothRoads –

Jun 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

global textile, south american textile, sustainable textile, hand weaving

For the armchair traveler and textile enthusiast ClothRoads is both expert tour guide and bustling bazaar. Founded by five women with decades of commitment to the history, culture, and traditions of textile production, the site sells handmade items from around the globe; it also has a deeply informative blog. Above, villagers from Acopia Peru help illustrate the site’s story of cochineal red.

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Native Line –

Apr 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

contemporary weaving, native american inspired textile, textile hanging,

Here’s a wall full of inspiration – at once visually strong, ethereal, contemporary, and ancient –  from Justine Ashbee of Native Line.

Via The Future Perfect.

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Meg Callahan –

Apr 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment

custom quilt, contemporary quilt, quilt designer

It’s hard to say what’s more alluring, Meg Callahan’s quilts or the way she presents them. In any case, the combination is dreamy.

Via Elle Decor, April 2015.

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Tenth Post Studio –

Mar 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

handwoven trim, custom linen tape trim, Kentucky textile

As someone who tries to be mindful of the big-picture problems we all face as a global society, admiring handwoven linen trim (or even the entire category of “textiles”) can feel — indulgent. Tenth Post Studio reminds us, however, that what may be cast as a superficial luxury can also be meaningful: “Detail and ornamentation invites the viewer to pause, relax, look closer.” The same can be said for art, architecture, literature, and music. Even in in the world as it is today, little details matter.

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