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Philomela –

Nov 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

sea ranch textile, psychoanalyst textile, watercolor textile

With my little-one now the grand age of 2, and with so many interesting textile sources falling into my lap lately, I’m thinking maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to reboot regular posts in the new year. This current find is Philomela, a textile studio founded by artist, and psychoanalyst, Bonnie Saland. (Two career paths with fertile cross-pollination I’m sure.) What I love about this fabric collection is its light, watercolor dreaminess.

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Textiil –

Sep 4, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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Textiil offers Indonesian and Malaysian batiks in a range of beautiful patterns and colors. Sold by the yard, finished for the table top, and as pillows, these textiles are lovingly shepherded from makers to US markets by the site’s globetrotting, jazz-loving founder.

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THIS –

Jul 5, 2015 | Leave a Comment

natural textile, pineapple fiber, indigo, banana fiber, peacock feather fabric

When you encounter a textile website with such entries as “Let’s bring our attention to the Spanish Invasion of the Northern Philippines in the 16th Century” you know you’ve found something good. Above, a photo of pineapple fiber fabric in production – sold by THIS.

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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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Tenth Post Studio –

Mar 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

handwoven trim, custom linen tape trim, Kentucky textile

As someone who tries to be mindful of the big-picture problems we all face as a global society, admiring handwoven linen trim (or even the entire category of “textiles”) can feel — indulgent. Tenth Post Studio reminds us, however, that what may be cast as a superficial luxury can also be meaningful: “Detail and ornamentation invites the viewer to pause, relax, look closer.” The same can be said for art, architecture, literature, and music. Even in in the world as it is today, little details matter.

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House of Alva –

Oct 4, 2014 | Leave a Comment

kantha, indian scarves

House of Alva’s scarves are imbued with a mission both to preserve Indian craft traditions and to support the economic viability of a new generation of artisans. Above, a kantha embroidery detail.

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Non-Perishable Goods –

Sep 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment

handcrafted textiles, vintage pillows, Portland textile, Portland craft

Here’s a wonderful collection of carefully considered, lovingly crafted, and beautifully presented – non-perishable! – goods!

Via Elle Decor.

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Hopewell –

Aug 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment

cutom quilt, american made quilt, los angeles quilt, quilt artisan

Powered by two multi-talented artists, Los Angeles based Hopewell offers California-made quilts with a contemporary twist on classic Americana.

Via Mille (via House Beautiful…)

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St. Frank –

Apr 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

artisan textile, framed textile, textile art

Newly minted St. Frank brings textiles to the wall with a beautifully curated collection of framed fabrics responsibly sourced from artisans around the world. Above, a textile by Senegalese designer Johanna Bramble.

Via C Magazine.

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Kufri Life Fabrics –

Mar 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

indian fabric, indian block print, indian ikat, indian throw pillows

With a bi-continental mother-daughter duo as its creative engine, Kufri Life Fabrics is a great source for handprinted yardage, customized pillows, and one of a kind textiles including ikats and kanthas. Plus, check out their latest blog posts for lots of colorful photos from India!

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