Browsing articles in "European Textiles"

Classic Modern –

Jan 28, 2011 | Leave a Comment

A screenprinted 1960’s/70’s peacock textile artwork by Hans-Jurgen Schobel for Sodahl of Denmark.

Available for sale here at Classic Modern.

Jean Francois Lesage –

Jan 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Embroidery at its finest (and most mind boggling-ly luxurious) at Jean Francois Lesage. What a world of extremes we live in.

Carl Otto Czeschka –

Nov 8, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The website Yves Macaux is the internet equivalent of an unmarked side street door leading to a very exclusive shop. In this instance the shop sells 19th-20th century wares from the Arts & Crafts movement, the Vienna Secessionists, and Wiener Werkstatte. Above, a textile fragment by Carol Otto Czeschka.

The Great English Outdoors –

Oct 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The Great English Outdoors sells Welsh blankets (as shown in one iteration above), narrow loom blankets, and vintage throws — among many other wares.  For related items see my post from January of this year on Jen Jones.

Yardage from the V&A –

Oct 27, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Today’s discovery: the Victoria & Albert Museum sells fabric by the yard! Not a huge selection, and all of a particular ilk – but still good to know. Above, a “design adapted from a 1950s fabric designed for Horrockses Fashions, one of the most respected ready-to-wear labels of the late 1940s and 1950s.” Click here for the page.

Autumn at Marimekko –

Oct 1, 2010 | Leave a Comment

It’s Autumn at Marimekko. Click here for their 2010 fabrics of the season. Above, Silkkikuikka by Maija and Kristina Isola.

Anta –

Sep 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The Scottish company Anta sells homegrown linen and wool by the yard, bag, cushion, carpet, throw, etc.

Via The World of Interiors, October 2010.

The Miraculous Draught of Fishes –

Sep 6, 2010 | Leave a Comment

For the first time ever, The Victoria & Albert Museum is joining together four of Raphael’s tapestries for the Sistine Chapel with their preparatory cartoons. Woven in Brussels, the tapestries were completed in 1519, just months before the artist’s death. Read more here about the incredible ingenuity that went into their construction.

On display from September 8th – October 17th, 2010. Above, a detail from “The Miraculous Draught of Fishes”

Via Interesting Antique Textiles.

Lalie –

Aug 13, 2010 | Leave a Comment

French fabric house Lalie is so un-American that it’s the perfect place to test prejudices of style and presumptions of taste.

Via Little Augury.

Vitrine –

Jul 26, 2010 | Leave a Comment

— Here is one of several painted French textile designs discovered, collected, and now for sale by Vitrine, a lovingly curated on-line shop.