Browsing articles in "European Textiles"

Gudrun Sjoden –

Apr 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The home section of Swedish company Gudrun Sjoden’s website is full of colorful textiles — all beautifully photographed in bucolic and decisively un-winter-like settings.

(Forgive my simplification of GS’s name, I haven’t figured out how to insert umlauts, etc…)

Jen Jones –

Jan 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

Thanks to the magic of the internet, authentic Welsh quilts and “tapestry blankets” (as pictured above) are available directly from Whales via the website Jen Jones.

Via the ever-fruitful back pages of The World of Interiors.

Jobs Handtryck –

Dec 11, 2009 | 1 Comment

Above, a lust-worthy runner from Swedish textile company Jobs Handtryck. I love the saturated colors and crisp lines.

Via Frolic.

Finn Style –

Dec 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

Since I haven’t done a Marimekko post in over a year I don’t feel I’m repeating myself by adding the deliciously vibrant pattern above, available by the yard at Finn Style.

Italian Textiles in Czarist Russia –

Oct 14, 2009 | Leave a Comment

For more textile-related goodies from The New York Times check out this recent article on a current show at the Textile Museum in Prato Italy. The show is entitled “The Style of the Czar: Art and Fashion between Italy and Russia from the 14th to the 18th Century” .

Above, an Italian silk tapestry from the 16th century. I love the combination of the yellow green and the dark jade.

French Velvet at The Lotus Collection –

Sep 23, 2009 | Leave a Comment

The website of Kathleen Taylor’s textile company The Lotus Collection has been re-organized since I last visited several months ago and it’s definitely worth looking at anew. Above, a French voided velvet (circa 1890).

Mirella Spinella –

Aug 18, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Venetian based textile designer Mirella Spinella has an amazing collection of  jewel tone velvets in patterns that will put you in the center of the spice trade, circa 1500.

Within the United States you can purchase (or pine over) her wares at Sue Fisher King. Prices are not for the faint of heart.

Framed Scarves –

Aug 3, 2009 | 3 Comments

The August cover of  The World Of Interiors (detail above) features the Indian apartment of David Earp, a native of London who moved to Calcutta 11 years ago and since founded a charity there – Shuktara – for children in need. His love of textiles is in bright display throughout the magazine’s eight-page spread (text and photography by Henry Wilson), most especially Earp’s amazing collection of framed scarves:

“The stunning framed scarves that hang on all the walls demand attention. Most of them are by Ascher or Jacqmar, the majority woven in rayon and designed by such luminaries as Cecil Beaton, Oliver Messel and Feliks Topolski…”

Lisa Corti –

Jun 25, 2009 | Leave a Comment

It’s finally starting to feel a bit like summer in San Francisco but for anyone stuck for the moment with dreary weather (or a dreary schedule, or too much bad news on TV) Lisa Corti offers a perfect escape to a land of vibrant, life-affirming color.

Via Mandarine d’Italie.

New House Textiles –

Mar 21, 2009 | Leave a Comment

I’m generally not a huge fan of “retro Scandinavian chic” (as New House dubs it) but the company has opened my heart to the category just a little with their Homewares Collection, featuring simple designs like Herring (above) as well as Sweet Heart and Red Fox.