Browsing articles in "Textile Designers"

William Foxton –

Nov 8, 2011 | Leave a Comment

william foxton textile, constance irving textile

According to the V&A website:

The firm of William Foxton Ltd., founded in 1903, produced some of the most innovative artist-designed textiles of the 1920s. It commissioned artists such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Claude Lovat Fraser, F. Gregory Brown and Minnie McLeish.

The fabric above (so fresh!) was designed by Constance Irving in 1926.

Click here for a Minnie McLeish panel now for sale at Vintage Textiles.

Shine Shine –

Nov 6, 2011 | Leave a Comment

contemporary African fabric


Here’s a virtual doorway of sorts into the fabulously bright and playful world of Shine Shine fabrics. (Photo by Dirk Pieters.)

Via AfroBlush.

Muriel Brandolini –

Nov 3, 2011 | Leave a Comment

muriel brandolini fabric

The recent publication of “The World of Muriel Brandolini” offers a fresh excuse to revisit her fabric collection, here. For more on the designer, there’s fresh press and lots of photos at Forbes.

Sherri Lynn Wood –

Nov 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

sherri lynn wood, contemporary quilt

Mod Mood quilt by Sherri Lynn Wood. This is what inspiration looks like!

Via Design Milk.

Mackenzie Frere –

Oct 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Mackenzie frere, fiber art

Mackenzie Frere is a Canadian artist and teacher whose knitted and woven works communicate, even in photographic form, an incredible delicacy and introspective calm. The piece above is part of a series in progress, to be titled blankets (blood, earth and snow).

Via Ecco Eco.

Ascher Squares –

Oct 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ascher Scarves

As summarized here by The New York Times, the British company Ascher has added three new designs to their 60+ year collection of scarves, all designed personally by famous artists and produced in limited – and highly coveted – editions. Click here for two previous posts on the topic.

Charlene Mullen –

Oct 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Charlene Mullen, folk pillow

Embroidery artist Charlene Mullen uses needle and thread to embellish pillows (and a range of bespoke items) with portraits, cityscapes, trees, and an animal or two. The design above is from her Folk collection.

Via Katy Elliott.

Clarence House & Kazumi Yoshida –

Sep 27, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Clarence House is unique for mixing its old world / old school stature with a persistent infusion of off beat, and sometimes off-the-wall designs. Kazumi Yoshida, the company’s intrepid design director, is often responsible for their quirkiest patterns and it’s his unique take on color, fabric and design that’s sure to make this new book (with a release date of 10/11) especially interesting.

Harvest Textiles –

Sep 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

If you can’t visit them in Melbourne then bring Harvest Textiles to your home instead! They make and sell pillows, bedding, tea towels, fabric by the yard – and more – from their own screen print designs. Above, their Totem Collection cushion cover in canary.

Cover & Cloth –

Sep 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Autumn 2011 issue of Cover is now in circulation and with it comes an article by yours-truly about the current trend toward vibrant, acidic greens in textile design. As featured in the article, one of my favorite new patterns for 2011 is Christiopher Farr’s Dancers, featured above.