Browsing articles in "Textile Designers"

Amy Helfand –

Jun 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary carpet, nature carpet

From this week’s Home & Garden section of The New York Times comes a much appreciated introduction to the work of Amy Helfand, a Brooklyn based textile designer known for “ebullient floral patterns” — as seen in her line of custom carpets. Above, a cropped view of her carpet titled Prayer.


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James Leman –

Jun 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

historic british textile designs

Here’s a truly inspiring artifact of textile design history: an album by Englishman James Leman (1688-1745) containing “97 designs for fine silk cloth”. The Victoria & Albert Museum (who now owns the portfolio) has provided tantalizing highlights from select pages on their website, here. Looking at the pages gives fresh new color (literally) to my concept of the 18th century.


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Jazmin Berakha –

May 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary embroidery

Contemplating Jazmin Berakha’s delicately rendered embroidered artwork immediately quiets the mind with an almost audible “hush”.

Via Gallantandjones’s blog.

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Sarah Campbell –

May 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment

sarah campbell, british vintage textile, british textile designer

“Spotted Creatures” (pictured above) offers a snapshot of textile designer and artist Sarah Campbell’s painterly whimsy. With a portfolio that includes contributions to Liberty of London Prints, Habitat, and Cacharel among others, Campbell’s work was formally celebrated last year in an exhibition at the Royal National Theater. To read more of her biography, click here.

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Atelier Martine –

May 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

atelier martine

It’s always exciting to stumble upon new pockets of textile design history; today it’s Atelier Martine. Here’s a synopsis of the studio as written by FIDM:

…Paul Poiret also established the Atelier Martine in 1911. Comprised of young girls without formal artistic training, the Atelier Martine functioned both as a design laboratory and workshop. Students were sent out into the world to find inspiration for textile designs, which were critiqued by both Poiret himself and visiting artists. The hope was that these untrained students would create unique designs, unfettered by ideas about design and artistic traditions. Some of the resulting designs were turned into yardage, which was then used in Poiret-designed garments or for home decoration.

Click here for an earlier post (and more information) on Poiret.

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ThreadWritten Textiles –

May 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary textile artist, budapest textile


Sarah Pedlow is a photographer and mixed media artist with a new venture called ThreadWritten Textiles. Her goal is to combine “contemporary design with ethnic textiles, created in collaboration with international artisans”. It sounds promising! To help Sarah on her way, visit her page on Indiegogo where she’s fundraising for initial capital. She offers an alluring selection of thank you gifts — just in time for Mother’s Day.

Sarah’s photo above (shown cropped) is called “For Sale, Budapest”.  Few things could be more charming than that tenderly embroidered bulletin posting.

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Elvis Robertson –

Apr 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment

custom table linens

With her series of embroidered table cloths textile artist Elvis Robertson transforms linen stains into marks of beauty and delicate refinement.

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Dorothy Liebes –

Apr 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

dorothy liebes

Adding today to an ongoing list of 20th century textile designers listed on this site: Dorothy Liebes (1897-1972) was an American textile designer, weaver, and design consultant whose clients included Frank Lloyd Wright, among many others. Life Magazine has a small online collection of Liebes photographs, viewable here.

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Charlotte Linton –

Mar 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment

art scarves, silks scarves

Charlotte Linton’s decorative wool and silk scarves combine dashes of surrealism, hyper-realism and folk art influences to create a deliciously heady stew.

Via Textile and Terrain.

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Edit –

Mar 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment

watercolor fabric, photos on fabric

Edit is a fabric line by Sharyn Storrier Lyneham, a former editor of Vogue Living. Her patterns are, in the very best of ways, different. They’re different from other things on the market and they’re very different from one to the next, within her own line. Several of her designs incorporate photographs of objects, architecture and nature but it’s her painterly Giraffes pattern above that I like the most. In the U.S., Edit can be purchased through Studio Four NYC.

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