Browsing articles in "Textile Designers"

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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Alexander Girard –

Jul 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment

girard samples, girard fabric, girard textile, herman miller,

This original box of more than 500 Alexander Girard fabric samples can be yours — for $11,500.

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Pattern Play –

Jul 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment

small interiors, pattern on pattern, henry road

Summer recess lingered a bit longer on-line than it did in reality, but here’s a nice way to come back: a LA Times article on textile and interior designer Paula Smail’s newly downsized (yet very pattern-happy) living arrangements. As previously posted about here, Smail is the founder of the Henry Road fabric company.

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Two Fold –

Jun 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment

contemporary textile, spoon fabric, contemporary pillow, australian fabric

At Two Fold the globe hopping textile enthusiast Jessica Warner pulls together a wonderful collection of wares from over a dozen talented designers. The best way to view her shop is to explore the “Designs By” section artist by artist. It’s here that the stories – and people – behind the products come alive. A tablecloth by RosenbergCph is pictured above.

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