Browsing articles in "Miscellany"

Becky Beasley –

Apr 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

textile art, textile photography, table cloth photograph

Flipping through the March edition of The World Of Interiors, my eye was immediately drawn to what at first glance looks like a humble table cloth, framed as art, in the above kitchen. In fact, it’s a photograph of a table cloth, framed as art, by Becky Beasley — adding a level of reverence that makes the piece less tactile but also more thought provoking.

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Recess –

Jul 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment


Fibercopia is on vacation — back next week!

Ella Lou –

Jun 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment

turkish towel, fouta towel, hammam towel

Ella Lou’s Turkish towels come in a kaleidoscope of bright summer colors, and in sizes to suit man, woman, and child (not to mention table, chair, and bed).

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Stephen Burks –

Oct 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary stool, pouf, dedar, stephen burks

Industrial designer Stephen Burks displays a bit of unbridled creativity with his rubber dipped, fabric trimmed, rope poufs. See this post in The New York Times Style section for more on Burks — and visit Passion For Pattern for a link to video on Burks’ collaboration with fabric house Dedar.

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Sol Marsico –

Sep 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment

textile jewelry, fabric jewelry

Sol Marsico’s textile jewelry can be organically sculptural, mathematically precise and meditatively rhythmic all at the same time. Visit her blog here and samples of her work for sale here.

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From The Owl –

Aug 7, 2012 | Leave a Comment

knitted basket

Chunky knitted baskets are among the textile-related suggestions at From The Owl, a site dedicated to altar bound couples with gift registries to organize. Visit Ferm Living to purchase.

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Erin Endicott –

Jul 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary embroidery, couture embroidery, custom embroidery

Erin Endicott’s embroidery is steeped in a kind of haunting beauty reminiscent of Southern Gothic novels and other stories involving deep family secrets. The work is soulful and sad but there’s also an explosive glory in its blood red stitch work, like watching a fire in the middle of the night.

Via nacional design.

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Live Auctioneers –

Jul 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

krishna textile, krishna painting, radha textile

Like the secret sale you’re uncertain you want to tell friends about, the discovery of Live Auctioneers might test your magnanimity — at least it did for me! But here goes nonetheless.  It’s not showy, and there’s a fair bit of detritus to sift through, but for the keen eye this site is full of hidden treasures. Case in point: this painted Indian fabric depicting multiple Krishnas under a moonlit sky. Starting bid, $50.

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Castle And Things –

Mar 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment

pop art textile

The Australian textile company Castle exuberantly expresses prismatic joie de vivre with their bedding, pillows, and textile art. Above, “7 Spot Sunshine” with felt on wool.

Via Claire Newell.

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Ann Wood –

Dec 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

Ann Wood’s birds, spiders and bats are a reminder of just how varied and wandering the life of a single textile can be. Melancholy Jacques (above) was made from “the lining of an antique bodice, world war one army blankets, and bits of 19th century cotton prints”.