Browsing articles from "August, 2012"

Shibori Girl –

Aug 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

shibori, japanese textile, indigo textile, japanese scarf

Shibori Girl is home to diaphanous and delicately dyed scarves (and other textiles) all done by hand with the Japanese method of shibori.

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Stig Lindberg –

Aug 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment

swedish textiles, vintage swedish fabric, mid century fabric

This dreamlike print is one of many magical designs by Swedish mid-century designer Stig Lindberg. There’s already lots of interesting information for him on line so I’ll simply link to a few here, including a write-up on his bio, Lindberg textiles for sale at Meggy Magpie Fabrics, and a look at his other mediums of choice.

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Bright Lyons –

Aug 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment

girard textile, girard banner, girard fabric

Bright Lyons in Brooklyn are big Alexander Girard aficionados and this summer portions of their collection found permanent homes in American and European museums, and with Herman Miller. Many of the Girard pieces now in their 1stDibs storefront are banners given the rather scientific name “environmental enrichment panels”. I’m not sure what this means, but it looks like a title Girard assigned them — and they would certainly enrich any environment! More research is needed on this one.

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Yukata Craze –

Aug 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment

yukata, japanese textile, japanese fabric

Yukata, a type of Japanese kimono worn by both men and women, is also the name given to the type of fabric produced for these garments. Patricia Belyea, keeper of the blog Yukata Craze, imports vintage yukata cotton from Japan for resale to quilters and textile enthusiasts. See examples of her quilts here, and her current available bolts of yukata here.

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Martha Meuse Fjetterstrom –

Aug 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

swedish textile designer, swedish carpet

Martha Meuse Fjetterstrom (1873-1941) was a Swedish textile designer whose career was punctuated by three prominent exhibitions in the 1930’s — at Liljevalchs in Sweden, at the British Museum in London and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Since her death in 1941 her studio has lived on, both through contemporary executions of her hundreds of original designs and with many new pieces conceived by others working under her label. The vintage carpet shown by Marianne Richter is dated to 1969 and is among the company’s vintage offerings. Other interesting links to Fjetterstrom’s bio and designs can by found here and here.

Via Simone LeBlanc Inc.

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Brita Sweden –

Aug 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

woven plastic rugs, plastic rug, contemporary plastic rug

Woven plastic rugs by Brita Sweden — available in crisp colors and graphic patterns.

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Christian de Laubadere –

Aug 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

layered carpets, carpet interiors, interior design carpet

Christian de Laubadere may be a painter by trade but as The World of Interiors proves in their September issue his flair for interior spaces — and his unabashed layering of carpets and textiles — is equally imaginative. The shot above (by photographer Ricardo Labougle) is of a seating area inside his live/work studio in Shanghai.

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Huddleson –

Aug 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment

fine table linen, heirloom table linen, contemporary table linen

Established in LA in 2011, Huddleson deftly pulls the tradition of fine table linens into the 21st century, and out of the mothballed cupboards of great aunts and grandmothers. Their patterns are timeless — but definitely not stuffy, futzy, or old.

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Janet Echelman –

Aug 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment

fiber sculpture, textile sculpture, textile art, public textile art

Janet Echelman’s huge biomorphic installations were first inspired by a simple observation of fishing nets in a small Asian village. Her portfolio today is a jaw dropping exposition on what “weaving” can encompass.

Via Architectural Digest.

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Celina Mancurti –

Aug 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment

screen printed linen, linen textiles, bird linen, bird textile

Celina Mancurti’s linens collection combines charming pattern design with hand screen printing techniques, organic fibers, and unexpected details (like decorative buttons sewn along a seam). You can visit her website here, and her storefront here. She also accepts custom order requests and queries!

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