Browsing articles from "July, 2010"

Maiwa –

Jul 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

Textile podcasts! Maiwa has a whole collection covering topics that include African Yoruba cloth, the science behind natural dyes and the history of the “cotton road”. The site also has information about the non-profit Maiwa foundation, the for-profit Maiwa stores, and a link to their workshops.

Christie’s Carpets –

Jul 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

Periodic visits to auction sites almost always bear interesting – and educational – results. Upcoming carpet sales at Christie’s include an Axminster carpet with a high estimated bid of over $300, 000 and this more modestly priced Indian dhurrie, estimated at $3,000 – $5,000.

Beach House Otomi –

Jul 2, 2010 | Leave a Comment

In addition to having a cover story on possibly the most impressive use of 390 square feet ever, the July / August issue of House Beautiful provides the above visual reminder of the graphic vibrancy of Mexican Otomi textiles. For more windows into this embroidery craft visit l’aviva, Jacaranda and this Ebay store (via True Up).