Lalie –

Aug 13, 2010 | Leave a Comment

French fabric house Lalie is so un-American that it’s the perfect place to test prejudices of style and presumptions of taste.

Via Little Augury.

Luke Irwin –

Aug 11, 2010 | Leave a Comment

New carpet designs from Luke Irwin include this Ayippa Grass design in pink (above) and blue.  Irwin is one of several carpet and textile designers represented by Studio Four NYC.

Mod Green Pod –

Aug 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

A source for organic upholstery weight cotton, Mod Green Pod offers lively patterns replete with crisp lines, bright colors and earth friendly pigments.

Slow Fiber & August Recess –

Aug 4, 2010 | Leave a Comment

I’m traveling this week and will return to blog-land next Monday. In honor of slow living here’s work from Shibori Master Motohiko Katano as featured at the World Shibori Network, a richly multifaceted site that also promotes Slow Fiber.

And on the subject of resist-dye techniques, stay tuned!

Lost & Found –

Jul 30, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The LA shop Lost & Found has a Home section full of pillows, rugs and table linens. This Magritte-esque pillow inspires weighty thoughts.

Via the August issue of C magazine.

Hamble Blankets –

Jul 28, 2010 | Leave a Comment

August 2010’s The World Of Interiors is out, and with it a new bit of textile typography: Hamble Blankets. What makes a blanket a Hamble Blanket? I’d love to know. Google searches haven’t helped so all I’m left with is the caption for the issue’s cover image: “…two beds covered with hamble blankets from Essaouira [Morocco].” The magazine’s back section refers readers inspired by the image to Francois Gilles’ shop; I”ll email them to find out more.

Vitrine –

Jul 26, 2010 | Leave a Comment

— Here is one of several painted French textile designs discovered, collected, and now for sale by Vitrine, a lovingly curated on-line shop.

Ms. Parmar’s Trip –

Jul 23, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Here’s a very inspiring article from The New York Times about a traditional textile artist, Ms. Parmar, who recently traveled from her rural village in Gujarat India to Manhattan. The embroidered and mirrored bag above isn’t one of her creations but it is a good example of the craft she’s expert in. Visit the website of Australian shop Palm Beads to see additional photographs, or to purchase.

Spoonflower –

Jul 21, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Artist Devon Sharon recently introduced me to the magic of Spoonflower, a site that allows you to self-produce textile designs onto actual, physical cloth.

Sharon’s Suzani pattern is pictured above.

1960’s Linen –

Jul 19, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Here’s 22 yards of vintage linen I wish I needed. For some lucky buyer, the Ebay clock is ticking.