Monday, January 14, 2008

Textiles




Calling all textile fanatics… Two women with a passion make a blog and a website:

www.fibercopia.wordpress.com -- A blog started in the fall of 2007 by an interior designer who has a clear passion for textiles. She states that she started this blog as a way to document the textiles that inspire her and that the world of textiles is what best captures her love for art, craft, history and culture. (And we are the lucky recipients of that love). Much of her information comes from magazines and websites that she sources for her own design work. After only 4 months of cataloging she has produced a solid amount of entries which are classified by point of origin or genre. Among these include contemporary textile designers such as Elisa Markes Young, (whose work was an amazing find for me), early 20th century artists and designers, Sonia Delanuay and Alexander Girard, as well as Indian textile collaboratives, African, Middle Eastern and more.

If you are more of a shopper then reader, check out, www.volksfaden.de, an online shop that specializes in all cotton, contemporary, bright, bold and fun printed fabrics, all of which, the website states, are imported from Japan and the USA. They are hand selected by Linda Gaylord, a former dancer and choreographer with a love of crafts and creation, who is based in Berlin, Germany. You can buy the fabrics by the meter and there is also a small selection of pillows, quilts, and most recently, a collaboration with a children’s wear company. This site is geared towards the sewer or quilter, with many links and resources for the crafty, creative type in all of us. If you like to feel the texture of a fabric beforehand, she will send you samples. The design of the site is funky, using old black and white photos and scanning slices of the fabrics onto the images. It’s a user-friendly, with good quality images and information.

3 comments:

fibercopia said...

Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog and for taking the time to write about me on yours! I've enjoyed exploring your blog this evening! - fibercopia.wordpress.com

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Thank you so much for these links! I adore textiles:-)

emy said...

thank you so much for your comment on my work. it's always wonderful to hear/read that others enjoy it. it's one of the greatest rewards....