textiles

Fashioning Pattern


Textile Design, Michelle Smith, Fabric

I remember the first Harper’s Bazaar I bought when I was a teenager. I was instantly in love with the visual storytelling through photography, the fabrics, the clothes. Many of the imagery was shot by photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Richard Avedon and to say that their work through this medium left me breathless and inspired […]

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Peter Fasano


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Peter Fasano makes hand-silkscreened, hand-painted fabrics and wallcoverings in western Massachusetts. All aspects of his production work take place in his environmentally-friendly studio. You Might Also Like:Extraseed, Eco Friendly Leather ShoesMichael Angove, Textile & Product DesignerDesign Inspiration: Phoebe English Apparel

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Fabric Covered Walls


Fabric Covered Walls

I spotted these Schumacher fabric covered walls in a past issue of Elle Decor. Did you know that you can do the same in your house? Simply spray the back of your favorite fabric with spray mount and attach. Of course, wallpaper is easier but sometimes fabric is more cost effective and you can get […]

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Patterns Out and About


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For the past month I’ve been working on a new collection of textile patterns. As a result, my usually pattern obsessed mind has gone off the deep end and I’ve been reflecting even more on every pattern I see and the process the artist used in making them. Here are some textile designs that I’ve […]

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The Papered Parlour, Block Printing Wallpaper Classes


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It’s no secret that I love textiles and patterns and spend much of my time creating them. In college I took a number of printmaking classes and really enjoyed the hands-on process of applying ink to paper. It is satisfying, especially in this age of computer generated everything, to actually roll up your sleeves and […]

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Lisa Stickley


I am in love with these fantastic pieces U.K. designer Lisa Stickley has created. You Might Also Like:PackagingBuild A Better Brand SeriesHand Printed Pillowcases

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Annabel Grey


I was flipping through British Country Living at the bookstore the other day and came across a home tour that had hand-painted walls and textiles created by Annabel Grey. I was intrigued. On doing more research, I  discovered her website chock full of lovely patterns and colors. I always enjoy seeing other people’s work spaces […]

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Ink & Spindle


How gorgeous and light-filled is this textile studio? I love the floors and high ceilings and could really see myself in a space like this. A girl can dream right? Ink & Spindle is three Melbourne-based ladies who have followed their passion for designing fabrics and started their own textiles company. Their fabrics are hand-printed […]

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Metre Made


MetreMade is textile and graphic design duo Liz Roger and Tess McCabe. Based in Melbourne, Australia they frequently update their blog with pattern ideas that they haven’t yet put into production. It’s motivating to see how prolific they are. You can download free desktop wallpaper that they have created here. You Might Also Like:Meg HuntJudah […]

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Spoonflower Interview, indieNC


I just posted a recent interview with the local digital fabric printing company, Spoonflower on the indieNC blog. Below is a quick look into one of my design experiments using their services. Here is a before picture of the piece as I was sketching it out: And here is a shot of the printed fabric: […]

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