Browsing articles from "October, 2010"

The Great English Outdoors –

Oct 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The Great English Outdoors sells Welsh blankets (as shown in one iteration above), narrow loom blankets, and vintage throws — among many other wares.  For related items see my post from January of this year on Jen Jones.

Yardage from the V&A –

Oct 27, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Today’s discovery: the Victoria & Albert Museum sells fabric by the yard! Not a huge selection, and all of a particular ilk – but still good to know. Above, a “design adapted from a 1950s fabric designed for Horrockses Fashions, one of the most respected ready-to-wear labels of the late 1940s and 1950s.” Click here for the page.

Pfeifer Studio –

Oct 25, 2010 | Leave a Comment

— A thick, sumptuous, five pound wool blanket (or rug, depending on your preference) handwoven in Egypt and available for purchase at Pfeifer Studio.

Jocelyn Warner –

Oct 22, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Jocelyn Warner’s focus is on wallpaper but she’s also designing carpets. Above is Bloom.

Visit her blog here for an interesting peak inside her creative workings.

Raksha Bella –

Oct 20, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Really yummy organic bedding from Raksha Bella. It’s produced in Pune India through a co-op structure focused around micro-finance.

Via (the now retired) More Ways To Waste Time.

New from Elitis –

Oct 18, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The latest fabric offerings from French company Elitis are drenched in color and highlighted by quirky fun. Above, their “tartan on velveteen” called Harold & Maud.

Robert Kime at Christie’s –

Oct 15, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Robert Kime’s fabric collection is among my favorites for its timeless mix of prints and patterns from England, India, Asia and beyond.  On October 27th Christie’s reaches beyond Kime’s brand name by holding an extensive auction of antiques and collectibles from his estate. Above, a grouping of three Indian Silk Brocade Saris with an auction estimate of $640 – $960.

Aunty Cookie –

Oct 13, 2010 | Leave a Comment

It’s hard to resist a name like Aunty Cookie. Check out her website here and her Etsy store here. Above, a lap quilt.

D. Bryant Archie Textiles –

Oct 11, 2010 | Leave a Comment

D. Bryant Archie Textiles offers a series of sophisticated blankets and pillows handwoven in Peru but inspired by cultures around the globe. They look like investments worth making.

For more pattern, texture and color-related inspiration check out Bryant’s blog here.

Tie Dye Chic –

Oct 8, 2010 | Leave a Comment

I don’t think tie dye has ever looked more chic, or upholstery more liberated from convention. Click here for the article.