Alexander Girard –

Jul 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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

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Yoruba Adire –

Jul 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Indigo is surely among the most elegant and timeless of colors. Above, a Yoruba Adire cloth for sale at Hamil Gallery in Boston. Other items in their collection include African Ewe, Asante, and Kente textiles.

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Folk Fibers –

Jul 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Anyone with the patience, tenacity, and talent to grow a small business making handmade quilts is worthy of both envy and admiration — as is the case with Maura Grace Ambrose of Folk Fibers. Ambrose not only succeeds at making beautiful quilts, she also furthers the endeavor by harvesting organic dyes, commissioning hand crafted packaging, and by employing a network of freelance quilters within her community of Austin, Texas.

Via Sweet Peach.

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Pattern Play –

Jul 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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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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Recess –

Jul 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Fibercopia is on vacation — back next week!

Two Fold –

Jun 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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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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Ella Lou –

Jun 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Ella Lou’s Turkish towels come in a kaleidoscope of bright summer colors, and in sizes to suit man, woman, and child (not to mention table, chair, and bed).

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Sian Elin –

Jun 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

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Bright, cheerful, clean, and crisp are a few of the words that could describe Sian Elin’s textile designs for pillows, yardage, and tea towels. Working from Wales, and inspired by design motifs from around the globe, Elin’s small business has garnered the attention of The Guardian newspaper for her local production practices.

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Combray Design –

Jun 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Textile lines (and websites) as beautiful and inspiring as this one don’t pop up every day — so when they do it’s easy to savor every pattern, color combination, and artistic flourish with extra relish.

Via Architectural Digest.

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Shiprock Gallery –

Jun 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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For a shot of pattern and color inspiration check out the textile section of Santa Fe’s Shiprock Gallery, where an abundance of Navajo blankets, runners, rugs, and cloths are displayed. As is proven by the chief blanket pictured above, “contemporary” design carries a trans-cultural passport.

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