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Rebecca Atwood –

Dec 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

fabric made in Brooklyn, hand dyed fabric, screen printed fabric, digitally printed fabric

I’m closing out 2015 enamored with textile designer Rebecca Atwood. I love her fresh-yet-subdued, youthful-yet-mature, nature driven aesthetic, and appreciate the generous detail she shares in the “Our Process” portion of her website. Any aspiring textile designer would be well-served by thoroughly exploring this site.

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LuRu Home, In Color –

Oct 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

peony fabric, screen print peony, cotton peony

Inspired by traditional techniques, motivated to do good, and distinguished by a contemporary take on color and pattern, LuRu Home exemplifies the kind of textile based company that inspires me. Beginning this month they’re expanding beyond their indigo-based work with the introduction of their new peony fabric in cumin; more colors and patterns are coming soon.

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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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Hermes –

May 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment

hermes fabric, elephant fabric, dedar, indian elephant fabric

Luxury fashion house Hermes has teamed up with the Italian fabric manufacturer Dedar to produce their first line of upholstery fabrics, for sale by the yard. While many of the patterns are distinctly “Hermes” others follow very different flights of fancy — like “Beloved India” pictured above. As with all things Dedar, the quality is superb — especially the cottons which carry a crisp auditory “snap” when flung out or folded.

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Place Textiles –

May 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

fabric by the yard, place textiles, contract fabric

You may not find the “hot” new pattern of the season at Place Textiles — but you will find upholstery fabrics that are elegant, durable, environmentally conscious, and trend-proof. Their in-depth primer on “green” fabrics is just one example of the care and detail Place brings to their work.

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Chapas Textiles –

Mar 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment

hand woven textile, custom hand woven fabric

The handwoven fabrics produced by Chapas Textiles bring hand and eye together in a synthesis of tactile and visual delight.  Here true luxury is clearly about the subtlety of color, pattern, and texture read up close.

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Lula Fabrics –

Jan 7, 2013 | Leave a Comment

suzani fabric

Suzani fans will delight in Lula Fabrics‘ interpretation of the pattern for their new “Silk Road” collection. Based in Cape Town, Lula’s aesthetic reflects the now longstanding enthusiasm for reinterpreting traditional non-Western designs (ikats, suzanis, etc.) to sometimes sherbet-y sweet effect.

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Tissus Tartares –

Jan 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment

russian textile, russian fabric, russian pattern

Happy New Year! After a refreshing two week break it’s time to get back to the warm and wooly world of textiles. Tissus Tartares is featured in The World of Interiors’ current issue and has one of the most decoratively inspiring “about” pages of recent memory:

TISSUS TARTARES was established in 2010 by Olya Thompson and Nathalie Farman-Farma. The collection was originally inspired by their common appreciation of color and pattern in Tartar robes, but grew to include many other influences such as Old St Petersburg interiors and Ballets Russes costumes. This led them to articulate a Eurasian aesthetic for a fabric house, one which would reflect the rich and sophisticated interplay between East and West as it is found in Russian, Persian and Central Asian designs. The result is a personal, romantic and eclectic line of printed fabrics for the home. They are produced in France using the highest standards of craftsmanship.

May we all be so artistically and cross-culturally inspired in 2013!

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Katie Leede –

Nov 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment

katie leede fabric, egypt inspired fabric

Katie Leede’s “Bachus” pattern (above) is one of several prints in her Egyptian-inspired “Ra” collection. Visit her website for the full line.

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Alta Pampa –

Oct 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

chunky throw, argentina textile

Alta Pampa draws on the fibers and weaving techniques of South America to create timeless textiles that are both contemporary and traditional at once. Working in wools, cottons and silks, the company produces cut yardage as well as finished accessories like blankets and throws. In the U.S. Alta Pampa is rep’d through Holland & Sherry.

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