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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Memory Threads –

Jan 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

custom quilt, baby quilt, bespoke quilt, memorabilia quilt

Jenna Fox, Brooklyn based creator of Memory Threads, is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to honor and repurpose textile ephemera. Send her your child’s baby clothes or your grandmother’s tea towel collection and she’ll create a quilt, pillow cover, wall hanging (etc.) that grants new beauty and function to your old and sentimental things.

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Erica Tanov –

Dec 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

medallion fabric, medallion yardage, california fabric

Erica Tanov’s textiles for domestic living – in cut yardage, pillows, and bedding – artfully combine the subdued with the vibrant, the masculine with the feminine. Like in this “multicolored dahlia fabric” above.

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LuRu Home, In Color –

Oct 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

peony fabric, screen print peony, cotton peony

Inspired by traditional techniques, motivated to do good, and distinguished by a contemporary take on color and pattern, LuRu Home exemplifies the kind of textile based company that inspires me. Beginning this month they’re expanding beyond their indigo-based work with the introduction of their new peony fabric in cumin; more colors and patterns are coming soon.

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House of Alva –

Oct 4, 2014 | Leave a Comment

kantha, indian scarves

House of Alva’s scarves are imbued with a mission both to preserve Indian craft traditions and to support the economic viability of a new generation of artisans. Above, a kantha embroidery detail.

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Non-Perishable Goods –

Sep 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment

handcrafted textiles, vintage pillows, Portland textile, Portland craft

Here’s a wonderful collection of carefully considered, lovingly crafted, and beautifully presented – non-perishable! – goods!

Via Elle Decor.

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