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Colette Boulet –

May 21, 2016 | Leave a Comment

French weaving, bespoke scarf, handwoven textile

The best introduction to Colette Boulet comes via a mesmerizing video on her website. It shows weaving as a dance, a science, and a meditation. From her artist statement:

I make discoveries by working with fibre through touch, repetition, rhythm, appearance and aroma. When weaving, rhythm is created by the repetition of motif, beating, passing the shuttle and the pedal pattern. My work is embedded in the realm of the senses, such as the aroma of natural fibres and the sustained use of touch when working with different fibre types and textures.

To see some of her textiles off the loom click here.

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Rebecca Atwood –

Dec 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

fabric made in Brooklyn, hand dyed fabric, screen printed fabric, digitally printed fabric

I’m closing out 2015 enamored with textile designer Rebecca Atwood. I love her fresh-yet-subdued, youthful-yet-mature, nature driven aesthetic, and appreciate the generous detail she shares in the “Our Process” portion of her website. Any aspiring textile designer would be well-served by thoroughly exploring this site.

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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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Jean Lurcat –

Aug 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Jean Lurcat, European tapestry, modern tapestry, French tapestry

Every once in a while I discover a major hole in my collection of textile-related names on this site. Jean Lurcat (1892-1966) is one of them! Above, a detail from a Lurcat tapestry sold by Nazmiyal Collection.

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Native Line –

Apr 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

contemporary weaving, native american inspired textile, textile hanging,

Here’s a wall full of inspiration – at once visually strong, ethereal, contemporary, and ancient –  from Justine Ashbee of Native Line.

Via The Future Perfect.

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Meg Callahan –

Apr 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment

custom quilt, contemporary quilt, quilt designer

It’s hard to say what’s more alluring, Meg Callahan’s quilts or the way she presents them. In any case, the combination is dreamy.

Via Elle Decor, April 2015.

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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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