Posts Tagged ‘textile’

Textile design animation by Gavin Edwards, sound by Thomas Williams

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

The short film “Textile” was inspired by the exhibition Post War British Textiles at Copenhagen Design Museum. Gavin Edwards, the filmmaker, tells me that the idea was to bring the patterns to life with the aid of motion graphics in a dynamic and intriguing way. The excellent sound design is by Thomas Williams, www.thomaswilliams-sound.com.

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Berber rugs from the Beni Ouarain region

Monday, June 27th, 2011

The impulse in Berber rug-making to both interrupt and also loosely maintain a pattern seems unique in traditional textiles. If not unique, then it’s hard to name a tradition that equals Berber mastery of this particular tension. In Berber carpets, especially those produced in the Beni Ouarain region, this semi-controlled disorder is said to function as a talisman against evil and as a promoter of  fertility.

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Please help me find one of these.

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Missed on eBay. If you have this Jaleh and Joseph scarf and don’t want it any longer, I will pay. Need it very badly.

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Why don’t we have digital textile printing like this in North America?

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

This textile sample was given to me by Andy McDonald, a researcher within the Centre for Advanced Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art. He was at the end of a speaking tour in N. America and had with him this small sample of fabric designed by celebrated Glasgow designers Timorous Beasties.

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Furoshiki – Wrap holiday presents in the green, Japanese style

Friday, December 18th, 2009

This is a Japanese tradition we desperately need to adopt in North America – re-using textiles to wrap presents. It’s an art form, but it’s worth learning because it dispenses with all the annoying and wasteful tape and paper and ribbon, it’s a fun skill to learn (for kids too), and it’s an educational conversation piece – you might have to explain to the recipient what it is, but that’s probably worthwhile.

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Kurdish felt coat

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

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