Browsing articles in "Japanese Textiles"

ClothRoads –

Jun 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

global textile, south american textile, sustainable textile, hand weaving

For the armchair traveler and textile enthusiast ClothRoads is both expert tour guide and bustling bazaar. Founded by five women with decades of commitment to the history, culture, and traditions of textile production, the site sells handmade items from around the globe; it also has a deeply informative blog. Above, villagers from Acopia Peru help illustrate the site’s story of cochineal red.

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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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Hickoree’s –

Oct 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

japanese bandana, japan, handkerchief, classic

Hickoree’s supplies the most elemental of textile accessories: bandanas and handkerchiefs. The bandana design above is by J.S. Homestead, produced in Japan, and modeled after vintage American predecessors. Other examples on the site are mostly made by The Hill-Side (a site very much worthy of its own visit) — in sizes ranging from “pocket square” to bandana.

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Plastica Furoshiki –

Jan 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

furoshiki, japanese fabric, japanese textile

This “Folded Paper” furoshiki cloth (available for purchase from my favorite source for plastic) is an exuberantly contemporary take on a Japanese wrapping tradition.

For more on furoshiki click here.

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Yuken Teruya –

Oct 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment

bingata fabric, geronimo, yuken teruya

Through the use of a traditional Japanese dyeing technique called Bingata, Artist Yuken Teruya has created two amazing portrait series called “Heroes”. Working on cotton and linen, Teruya  faithfully portrays human features while fancifully merging age-old dying methods with an almost pop-art sense of color and composition.

Click here for more on the history of Bingata.

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Shibori Girl –

Aug 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

shibori, japanese textile, indigo textile, japanese scarf

Shibori Girl is home to diaphanous and delicately dyed scarves (and other textiles) all done by hand with the Japanese method of shibori.

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Yukata Craze –

Aug 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment

yukata, japanese textile, japanese fabric

Yukata, a type of Japanese kimono worn by both men and women, is also the name given to the type of fabric produced for these garments. Patricia Belyea, keeper of the blog Yukata Craze, imports vintage yukata cotton from Japan for resale to quilters and textile enthusiasts. See examples of her quilts here, and her current available bolts of yukata here.

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Habu Textiles –

Mar 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

japanese textile, japanese fabric

This “triple layered” and “holed” quilted Japanese cotton is one of many interesting (and understated) fabrics for sale by the quarter yard at Habu Textiles.

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Wuhao Tenugui –

Nov 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

Wuhao Tenugui, Japanese Towel

The online shop Wuhao specializes in Tenugui, traditional Japanese towels primed for a variety of alternate uses  (wrapping cloths, wall hangings, runners, etc.). A word of warning: I’m told they can be highly addictive! Click here for the example pictured above.