Archive for Textile Art

The beauty of imperfection

The beauty of imperfection

Restore, revive, valued; the beauty of imperfection. Examples of beautiful repairs. Leading Japanese labels and designers such as Kapital, Visvim, Comme des Garçons, Sasquatchfabrix, Koromo Kyoto and Blue Blue Japan working with artless sewing techniques, creating timeless, hand crafted pieces. The Japanese expression Mottainai stands…

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Slow fashion by G. Roslie

Slow fashion by G. Roslie

It doesn’t happen often … but so now and then there is that little gem on Etsy … the slow fashion by G. Roslie … beautiful bags and garments … The bags are all made of great solid fabric, lined inside, they have nice details and…

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Meesterlijk 2017 and other matters

Meesterlijk 2017 and other matters

Next Sunday Jan and I go to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam to visit Meesterlijk 2017. I’m very curious how this year’s edition will be. Last year we thought the Fair was beautiful. Meesterlijk brings craft, design, food and applied arts. Meesterlijk from 25 – 27 november in Amsterdam….

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Impression Lauwersland Art Trail 2016

Impression Lauwersland Art Trail 2016

The weather was great last Sunday. An excellent day to visit the 25th edition of the Lauwersland Art Trail. The trail runs through a wide area in Groningen and Friesland, its pretty much impossible to visit all the studios in one afternoon. So ahead of time I made a selection…

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Alix Bizet Hair Matter (s)

Alix Bizet Hair Matter (s)

In 2015 Alix Bizet graduated at the Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Alix did so with a project called Hair Matter (s) For this project Alix asked several hairdressers in Eindhoven to save the hair from a week of cutting. With the usable hair Alix made…

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Contemporary textile design

Contemporary textile design

Embroidery by Mrx Stitch The amount of contemporary textile design on Pinterest is just amazing. There is a whole new world out there of embroidery, knitting, quilting and even macramé. From realistic to abstract it’s all there. Today I like to show you a few of my…

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Fairly Worn an Etsy favorite

Fairly Worn an Etsy favorite

Valerie from FailyWorn on Etsy makes clothing and bags mostly from recycled or fairly produced materials – old bed linen, vintage clothing, used blankets, old kantha quilts and embroidered pieces. All her items are one of a kind. Valerie also sells a variety of tribal…

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The new embroidery

The new embroidery

3-D embroidery work by Claire Moynihan Embroidery has developed into an innovative craft that pops up everywhere. Below I give some examples of the new embroidery. Floor Nijdeken invites people to step out of their cocoon and jointly embroider a carpet. This project is called “Crossover Collective”. The motto: “collect…

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Japanese katagami

Japanese katagami

New York textile designer Zak Profera has been collecting old kimono stencils called Katagami, for years. This is what Zak tells us: “I bought one initially because I thought it was much more unusual than what we typically see in Japanese textile pattern. Then I…

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Sculptural shapes made ​​of rope by Doug Johnston

Sculptural shapes made ​​of rope by Doug Johnston

Although educated at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as a Master of Architecture, Doug Johnston’s work includes art, design, architecture and music, utilizing and exploring a variety of mediums and methods such as installation, fiber art, sculpture, photography, and collaborative performance….

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