Browsing articles from "July, 2013"

Alexander Girard –

Jul 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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This original box of more than 500 Alexander Girard fabric samples can be yours — for $11,500.

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Yoruba Adire –

Jul 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Indigo is surely among the most elegant and timeless of colors. Above, a Yoruba Adire cloth for sale at Hamil Gallery in Boston. Other items in their collection include African Ewe, Asante, and Kente textiles.

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Folk Fibers –

Jul 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Anyone with the patience, tenacity, and talent to grow a small business making handmade quilts is worthy of both envy and admiration — as is the case with Maura Grace Ambrose of Folk Fibers. Ambrose not only succeeds at making beautiful quilts, she also furthers the endeavor by harvesting organic dyes, commissioning hand crafted packaging, and by employing a network of freelance quilters within her community of Austin, Texas.

Via Sweet Peach.

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Pattern Play –

Jul 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Summer recess lingered a bit longer on-line than it did in reality, but here’s a nice way to come back: a LA Times article on textile and interior designer Paula Smail’s newly downsized (yet very pattern-happy) living arrangements. As previously posted about here, Smail is the founder of the Henry Road fabric company.

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Recess –

Jul 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Fibercopia is on vacation — back next week!