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Memory Threads -

Jan 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

custom quilt, baby quilt, bespoke quilt, memorabilia quilt

Jenna Fox, Brooklyn based creator of Memory Threads, is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to honor and repurpose textile ephemera. Send her your child’s baby clothes or your grandmother’s tea towel collection and she’ll create a quilt, pillow cover, wall hanging (etc.) that grants new beauty and function to your old and sentimental things.

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Erica Tanov –

Dec 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

medallion fabric, medallion yardage, california fabric

Erica Tanov’s textiles for domestic living – in cut yardage, pillows, and bedding – artfully combine the subdued with the vibrant, the masculine with the feminine. Like in this “multicolored dahlia fabric” above.

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Room 406 –

Mar 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

bespoke blanket, organic blanket, designer blanket, Eleanor Pritchard

Room 406, an annex to the furniture maker Troscan, offers “vintage furniture, small-batch textiles, rare artifacts, hand-thrown ceramics and contemporary art” as well as a selection of the company’s own designs. Their textiles currently include an array of blankets and throws by Teixidors, Hiroko Takeda, Eleanor Pritchard (as pictured above), and Studio Donegal.

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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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Oyyo –

Feb 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Here’s something from last week’s New York Times “Style” Magazine — Oyyo. It’s a Swedish company founded by a design duo that “works in nomadic ways, exploring the convergence of cultures, design and fine craftsmanship.” Sounds like the perfect vocation to me. Their dhurries are made in India using organic cotton and vegetable dyes.

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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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TextileArtist.org –

Sep 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment

contemporary textile artist, contemporary embroidery

Though designed as a resource for textile artists themselves, this website is also a great find for anyone who loves the craft. Started by brothers Joe and Sam Pitcher, the duo describes a primary impetus for the site this way: “We wanted to know how individual textile and fiber artists work, learn about how they implement techniques, hear their stories and find out what influences and inspires them.” Among the many interviews they’ve conducted since is this one about Naomi Ryder; her embroidery of Donna Summer is pictured above.

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Alicia Scardetta –

Sep 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment

contemporary weaving, frame loom, brooklyn textile

Among the many artists represented at Vitrine is Alicia Scardetta a Brooklyn-based artist who came upon the medium of weaving in 2010. As elaborated on the site:

Alicia Scardetta weaves exclusively on frame looms, most of which she has built out of stretcher bars and nails. For Alicia, Frame looms (as opposed to harness looms) give her the freedom to weave and wrap yarn, creating negative space (holes, gaps) within the woven piece. In her vision, the wrapped elements are about connectivity as well as separation —  ebb and flow.

Above, a detail of her color-packed work appropriately named “Candy Aisle“.

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Marijke Arkley –

Aug 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment

handwoven pillow, handwoven textile, australian textile designer

Marijke Arkley, an Australian textile designer based in Amsterdam, makes beautiful hand loomed pillows — sold here.

Via Style Files.

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