Browsing articles from "February, 2014"

Linen Velvets From Place –

Feb 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

velvet history, linen history

Kristie Strasen, the face behind Place Textiles, has posted a beautifully illustrated and succinct primer on the history of both linen and velvet — a synopsis that dovetails quite nicely with her introduction of a Place linen velvet named Torino. For more of her recent work check out the entirety of her new Bella Rosa collection here.

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Oyyo –

Feb 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Here’s something from last week’s New York Times “Style” Magazine — Oyyo. It’s a Swedish company founded by a design duo that “works in nomadic ways, exploring the convergence of cultures, design and fine craftsmanship.” Sounds like the perfect vocation to me. Their dhurries are made in India using organic cotton and vegetable dyes.

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Hiroko Takeda –

Feb 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

textile designer, textile art, handwoven,

The March issue of Dwell spotlights Hiroko Takeda, a textile designer, artisan, and weaver with an international reputation and clientele. With a clear emphasis on texture, shape, and structure, Takeda creates textiles that are as timeless as a spider’s web.

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Custom Cool –

Feb 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

custom carpet, custom area rug, vermicular

I’m getting back in the swing of things – now with baby in tow – and am hopeful I can keep Fibercopia frequently updated with new and interesting posts in 2014! I’ve been catching up on a backlog of magazines this weekend and have a few nuggets to share — this first one via Elle DecorCustom Cool is a new pattern-centric carpet and accessories company offering “chilled and unchilled” designs in a rainbow of colors and in fibers ranging from wool to hemp to nettle. Their Vermicular carpet is pictured above.

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