Interwoven Globe –

Sep 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Based on this glowing review by The New York Times it sounds like The Metropolitan Museum’s new textile exhibition Interwoven Globe encapsulates everything I find most compelling about textiles as artistic transmitters of cultural, aesthetic, and social history. Now it’s just a matter being magically transported to Manhattan before January 5th…

Above: “A hanging depicting a conflict between colonialists and indigenous locals in southern India”.

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Fred Moheban Gallery –

Sep 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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For an encyclopedic visual inventory of carpet regions, styles, and types, check out the website for Fred Moheban Gallery in New York. Above, a detail from a Turkish 18th Century Konya carpet.

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Alicia Scardetta –

Sep 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Among the many artists represented at Vitrine is Alicia Scardetta a Brooklyn-based artist who came upon the medium of weaving in 2010. As elaborated on the site:

Alicia Scardetta weaves exclusively on frame looms, most of which she has built out of stretcher bars and nails. For Alicia, Frame looms (as opposed to harness looms) give her the freedom to weave and wrap yarn, creating negative space (holes, gaps) within the woven piece. In her vision, the wrapped elements are about connectivity as well as separation —  ebb and flow.

Above, a detail of her color-packed work appropriately named “Candy Aisle“.

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Asher Market –

Aug 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Started up by two sisters after an inspiring trip to Peru, Asher Market is the place for vibrant alpaca throws and pillows.

Via C Magazine.

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Gray Market

Aug 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Berkeley based Gray Market offers a small but lovely collection of block printed textiles, including table linens, throw pillows, and accessories.  — Now if only there was more explicit information on their website about purchasing…

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Recycled Denim –

Aug 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

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The clothing company Nudie Jeans has come up with a new way to re-use their old denim: rag rugs. Artfully bridging “eco-friendly” and  “super chic”, it’s hard to imagine where these carpets wouldn’t look good.

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Marijke Arkley –

Aug 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Marijke Arkley, an Australian textile designer based in Amsterdam, makes beautiful hand loomed pillows — sold here.

Via Style Files.

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By Molle –

Aug 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Clean, simple, classic goodness — By Molle.

Via Dwell.

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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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