Browsing articles from "October, 2011"

Mackenzie Frere –

Oct 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Mackenzie frere, fiber art

Mackenzie Frere is a Canadian artist and teacher whose knitted and woven works communicate, even in photographic form, an incredible delicacy and introspective calm. The piece above is part of a series in progress, to be titled blankets (blood, earth and snow).

Via Ecco Eco.

Bloomsbury Canvas –

Oct 27, 2011 | Leave a Comment

bloomsbury fabric, sanderson fabric

A handful of seemingly unrelated¬† references have led me repeatedly to The Bloomsbury Group this week — and most recently to a new fabric collection from Sanderson called Bloomsbury Canvas. Depending on both colorway and design the prints swing wildly between reservation and flamboyance. An example of the latter is pictured above.

Via Angel + Blume.

Nasiri –

Oct 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Nasiri flatweave carpet


If Mark Rothko had designed carpets it’s easy to imagine them looking something like the color-saturated “Hampton” flatweaves by Nasiri.

Reference via Elle Decor.

Abraham Ltd. –

Oct 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Abraham fabric


Though a bit further into the fashion world than I usually venture, I still am excited to be learning about Abraham fabrics for the first time. Last winter the company was celebrated in a comprehensive exhibition at the Swiss National Museum and in April a two-volume book on the company’s history and extensive archives was published. The site Little Augury is a great place to learn more.

A close-up of one of the company’s countless swatch books is pictured above, via Couleur Blind.

Uncommon Goods –

Oct 20, 2011 | Leave a Comment

batik pillow

One of three continent-themed batik pillow designs made in South West India and sold at Uncommon Goods.

Via Eco Salon.

Designers Guild –

Oct 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment

tricia guild fabric


A perfect instance for the phrase “riot of color”, this exuberant pattern – called Amrapali – is from Designers Guild’s latest collection.

Ascher Squares –

Oct 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ascher Scarves

As summarized here by The New York Times, the British company Ascher has added three new designs to their 60+ year collection of scarves, all designed personally by famous artists and produced in limited – and highly coveted – editions. Click here for two previous posts on the topic.

Charlene Mullen –

Oct 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Charlene Mullen, folk pillow

Embroidery artist Charlene Mullen uses needle and thread to embellish pillows (and a range of bespoke items) with portraits, cityscapes, trees, and an animal or two. The design above is from her Folk collection.

Via Katy Elliott.

Textile Field –

Oct 11, 2011 | Leave a Comment

textile art installation

Installed temporarily at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, this Textile Field by Kvradet and the design firm of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec looks like absolute sensory heaven. What could be better than experiencing fine art on a grand scale while relaxing on a vast, soft expanse of color?

Via Curated.

And for a previous post on Bouroullec magic click here.

Watercolor Prints –

Oct 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Etamine, watercolor print, fabric


It may be no more than a micro-trend, but watercolor-like prints seem to be emerging from a range of fabric lines this year. A new 2011 pattern called Grenadines from Etamine is pictured above; other examples include Malvasia from Rubelli and Encantada from Elitis.