Browsing articles from "May, 2012"

Sarah Campbell –

May 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment

sarah campbell, british vintage textile, british textile designer

“Spotted Creatures” (pictured above) offers a snapshot of textile designer and artist Sarah Campbell’s painterly whimsy. With a portfolio that includes contributions to Liberty of London Prints, Habitat, and Cacharel among others, Campbell’s work was formally celebrated last year in an exhibition at the Royal National Theater. To read more of her biography, click here.

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Yellow Velvet –

May 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment

vintage pillows

Despite a name that might indicate otherwise, Yellow Velvet is in fact a “pillow gallery” — and it certainly has lots of pillows to show (and sell). Among the represented collections is Covelli Tenant; they give vintage scarves and other eye catching textiles a soft second life. Their Coronation Scarf pillow is pictured above.

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Atelier Martine –

May 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

atelier martine

It’s always exciting to stumble upon new pockets of textile design history; today it’s Atelier Martine. Here’s a synopsis of the studio as written by FIDM:

…Paul Poiret also established the Atelier Martine in 1911. Comprised of young girls without formal artistic training, the Atelier Martine functioned both as a design laboratory and workshop. Students were sent out into the world to find inspiration for textile designs, which were critiqued by both Poiret himself and visiting artists. The hope was that these untrained students would create unique designs, unfettered by ideas about design and artistic traditions. Some of the resulting designs were turned into yardage, which was then used in Poiret-designed garments or for home decoration.

Click here for an earlier post (and more information) on Poiret.

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ThreadWritten Textiles –

May 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary textile artist, budapest textile


Sarah Pedlow is a photographer and mixed media artist with a new venture called ThreadWritten Textiles. Her goal is to combine “contemporary design with ethnic textiles, created in collaboration with international artisans”. It sounds promising! To help Sarah on her way, visit her page on Indiegogo where she’s fundraising for initial capital. She offers an alluring selection of thank you gifts — just in time for Mother’s Day.

Sarah’s photo above (shown cropped) is called “For Sale, Budapest”.  Few things could be more charming than that tenderly embroidered bulletin posting.

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