Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Almost a textile

I could not resist these as a textile. Christian Louboutin took the inspiration from Marie Antoinette, and sourced his embroidery and lace from the famous Jean-Francois Lesage.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Annie Trevillian

The Park, 2006, Digital print with fibre reactive dyes on seedy silk ,Dimensions: 110 x 500, Photo: Annie Trevillian
Craft ACT APM Portfolio

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Joanne Ritson

 Cloud 01, 2010, pure silk, 97 x 97cm scarf number 008, edition of 25

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Amy Butler

Brown - Lacework
Amy Butler

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Japanese Textile

 A kosode kimono dyed with ai and patterned with a design drawn by Ukiyoe master Katsukawa Shunsho.

Genshoku Nihon no bijutsu (20) someori, shiko, kinko [Japanese art in colour, v.20: Weaving and dyeing, lacquer work, metalwork] Tokyo: Shogakkan, 1969, pp. 42-43.
Baill EA f 6013 G726 v.20

Melbourne University, Special collections 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Double cloth

Double cloth woven scarf

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Josef Hoffmann

Design 9297
 A founder of the Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann is noted for his prescient shift away from the literal, representational patterns of the times, toward the abstracted, geometrical motifs of early modernism. Influenced by the Austrian Arts and Craft movement, the Wiener Werkstätte embraced simplicity, local materials and craft traditions in reaction against "useless" gingerbread ornamentation and industrial mass production.

Created by Josef Hoffmann in 1913, Design 9297 was never manufactured, and still retains the name assigned to it in the mill archive. To develop the palette, the Maharam Design Studio drew on color references from the early 20th Century, including other examples of Hoffmann's work.

Although the original trial sample from 1913 was created with a tapestry construction, the re-edition is rendered in a satin weave; this change in construction creates an elegant sheen and purity of color that further highlights the strikingly modern and graphic nature of the design.

Dedicated to accurate documentation, Textiles of the 20th Century® pays homage to the great multi-disciplinarians of the last century and brings their enduring work in textiles back to life.


Monday, August 09, 2010

Alexander Girard

 Miller Stripe
Noted as one of the 20th century's most influential modernist designers and architects, Alexander Girard also achieved prominence as director of Herman Miller's textile division from its formation in 1952 through the 1960s. His attention to tone, texture, and pattern translated into vivid fabrics that emphasized strong forms and bold colors. Other noteworthy projects include Girard's design of La Fonda del Sol restaurant (1959) and the Good Design exhibition at Museum of Modern Art in New York (1954).

Girard drew his inspiration from travels to Mexico and India, as well as from his fascination with traditional folk art. Utilizing vivid color and simple geometry, Millerstripe reflects these influences. In order to remain true to Girard's vision, the Maharam Design Studio developed 40 individual yarn colors, providing an exact match with the original warp stripe, while utilizing modern dying techniques to ensure adequate light fastness for contract use.

Maharam has re-issued a total of thirteen Girard patterns, including Alphabet (1952), Checker (1965), Checker Split (1965), Circles (1952), Double Triangles (1952), Facets (1952), Jacobs Coat (1959), Mikado (1954), Millerstripe (1973), Quatrefoil (1954), Roman Stripe (1952), and Toostripe (1965).

Dedicated to accurate documentation, Textiles of the 20th Century® pays homage to the great multi-disciplinarians of the last century and brings their enduring work in textiles back to life.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Claudia Caviezel

Vivienne Westwood --- Prêt-à-porter / fall 2009
Iridescent Polyester
Taking pictures at the Natural Museum in St. Gallen and playing with the colours and Photoshop lead to this animal print I created during my work at Jakob Schlaepfer, and which was bought by Vivienne Westwood for a coat, a full dress and a skirt!
Claudia Caviezel 

Hand Embroidered Wall Hanging

Extra large 'one of a kind' wall hanging. Colored silk hand-embroidery on cream cotton/silk mix featuring beautiful rosettes, pomegranates and paisleys.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Rolling Hills

Rolling hills curtains
Graceful arcs of bold embroidery evoke the gentle peaks and dells of countryside curves. 

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sunday, August 01, 2010


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