Etsy Highlights, Part 2 of 3 –

Dec 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

vintage handwoven pillow

Continuing in the holiday-shopping vein, here are four more Etsy vendors to check in on — especially if you’re looking for a bit of global fusion:

Ikat & Batik: a vast array of pillows at amazing prices

Silkway: ikat pillows, clothing, and fabric by the yard

Threads of Old: one of a kind embroidery and applique from India

Studyo: pillows, bedding and more from Central Asia

Couleur Nature –

Dec 1, 2011 | Leave a Comment

kantha bedding, indian hand block printing

Couleur Nature designs and produces both “Provencal-inspired” table linens and Indian inspired bedding. (They also sell traditional kanthas handmade in India, as pictured above.)

Via Elle Decor.

An Auction & A Sale –

Nov 29, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Peter Collingwood weaving, weaver

The Auction: On December 13th Phillips de Pury & Company will be auctioning a large wall-hanging (partially pictured above) created by master weaver Peter Collingwood in 1959. The estimated sale price of between $20,000 – $30,000 should be an inspiration to textile collectors everywhere.

The Sale: D. Bryant Archie, a purveyor of woven blankets and pillows, is offering a 30% discount on her entire stock (plus free standard shipping) through Wednesday night, 11/30. (Ending at midnight eastern standard time.)

Etsy Highlights, Part 1 of 3 –

Nov 27, 2011 | Leave a Comment

1014 Organic Textiles, organic fabric

With the holiday season officially upon us, here’s the first of three weekly installments highlighting textile-happy Etsy vendors ready to whet your gifting appetite:

1014 Organic Textiles: Screen printed fabric and pillows, bright and graphic (& pictured above)

Lucky Sea Bean: handprinted & handknitted pillows, fresh and feminine

Maya Muse: handprinted pillows, a knitter’s delight

Helena Carrington: travel-themed pillows


Commune In Print –

Nov 24, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Commune interiors, Pamela Shamshiri

Commune’s earthy, textile-rich aesthetic is prominently featured in a 10-page spread in House Beautiful’s December / January edition and makes this particular issue well worth seeking out. (I know the article will have a long life in my clipping file.)  A cropped image of the master bedroom is pictured above. Photography is by Amy Neunsinger.

Aquasilk at ABC –

Nov 22, 2011 | Leave a Comment

ABC Carpet, Aquasilk


Hot off the looms from ABC Carpet & Home is a new collection called Aquasilk.  Woven in India, the carpets are made from recycled sari silk and then over-dyed in washes of color. It’s a natural progression from their much-publicized Color Reform collection of a few years ago; now there are even more dreamy patterns to choose from.

Wuhao Tenugui –

Nov 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

Wuhao Tenugui, Japanese Towel

The online shop Wuhao specializes in Tenugui, traditional Japanese towels primed for a variety of alternate uses  (wrapping cloths, wall hangings, runners, etc.). A word of warning: I’m told they can be highly addictive! Click here for the example pictured above.

Fragment, Circa 1600 –

Nov 17, 2011 | Leave a Comment

17th century turkish textile fragment

An afternoon visit to The Metropolitan Museum’s recently reopened Islamic art galleries has left visions of beautiful textiles spinning inside my head. The textile fragment above (from Turkey, circa 1600-1625) is especially striking for its “modern” approach to pattern design, abstraction and scale — never mind that it’s 400 years old!

Klaus Haapaniemi –

Nov 15, 2011 | Leave a Comment

klaus haapaniemi textile, silk scarf

It’s a thrill to discover Klaus Haapaniemi’s work, and his beautifully designed website. It’s Josef Frank-esque but still feels freshly minted.

Via textile and terrain.