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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Old New House –

Mar 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

kilim, antique carpet, vintage rug, kilim pillow

Old New House offers something surprisingly rare: a lovingly selected and accessibly priced collection of vintage carpets. No need to risk life and limb (and hours online) with EBay, Craigslist, or the random, unvetted results from Google searches. Plus, a purchase from ONH helps support a true family business. (They sell pillows too, like the one pictured above.)

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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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Custom Cool –

Feb 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

custom carpet, custom area rug, vermicular

I’m getting back in the swing of things – now with baby in tow – and am hopeful I can keep Fibercopia frequently updated with new and interesting posts in 2014! I’ve been catching up on a backlog of magazines this weekend and have a few nuggets to share — this first one via Elle DecorCustom Cool is a new pattern-centric carpet and accessories company offering “chilled and unchilled” designs in a rainbow of colors and in fibers ranging from wool to hemp to nettle. Their Vermicular carpet is pictured above.

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Maternity Leave –

Nov 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment

african kangas, kanga textile, east africa kanga

As the growing distance between recent posts already attests, diverting things are happening behind the scenes at Fibercopia! The site is now officially on maternity leave through the end of the year, though time and inspiration may still allow for a few new posts between now and 2014!

For more on the the beautiful image above check out this entry by Travels In Textiles about East African kangas.

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Hickoree’s –

Oct 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

japanese bandana, japan, handkerchief, classic

Hickoree’s supplies the most elemental of textile accessories: bandanas and handkerchiefs. The bandana design above is by J.S. Homestead, produced in Japan, and modeled after vintage American predecessors. Other examples on the site are mostly made by The Hill-Side (a site very much worthy of its own visit) — in sizes ranging from “pocket square” to bandana.

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Mourne Textiles –

Oct 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment

northern ireland textile, irish textile, irish blanket, irish wool

With a legacy of hand weaving and textile design that reaches back three generations, family-run Mourne Textiles has recently dusted off their original looms and now proudly lays claim to being the only hand loom weaving workshop in Northern Ireland. As demonstrated in their still-evolving website, their carefully edited collection is infused with a timeless focus on the simplicity of pure craft.

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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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