thedesigncenter:

Leno, 1934. 

This maybe of interest to all you weavers!

wgsn:

Painterly inspiration from the Kaffe Fasset: A Life In Colour exhibition preview last night @FashionTextile Museum 

Must go and see this!!

wgsn:

Painterly inspiration from the Kaffe Fasset: A Life In Colour exhibition preview last night @FashionTextile Museum 

Must go and see this!!

thedesigncenter:

Print on cotton. Rouen, France. 1901. Unknown manufacturer

Great online Textile archive.

thedesigncenter:

Print on cotton. Rouen, France. 1901. Unknown manufacturer

Great online Textile archive.

brigittemark2:

sianclarke15:

Stich workshop developments, Semester 2.

Wool shrinkage made last week has been shrunk, acid dyed and stitched into. Some of my heat transferred fabrics have been manipulated into chords and plaits so I can add them to a surface and begin structuring samples. I think my colour palette for India is pretty sussed now, Im worried its all looking a bit too ‘Hippy’ for my liking.

lovely couching

Reposted this because it is an interesting blog, a students journey in suface patern for interiors. Sian Clarke is studying at Swansea University.

(Source: sianclarkedesign)

This is a great blog full of images of the design process, from inspiration through to development and then the final design.

Amazing old fashioned haberdashery shop in Prato Italy. Just love the vibrant colours.

Link to colour forecasting/trends

Colour and Texture. photo Italy, Claire Mantell.

Colour and Texture. photo Italy, Claire Mantell.

Colour and Texture.   Photo Prato Italy, Claire Mantell

Colour and Texture.   Photo Prato Italy, Claire Mantell

I have been busy designing & making a book cover for a wedding planner book. I wanted it to be unique, pretty and tactile. I raided my stash of fabrics and ribbons, looking for special pieces which have memory…. I cut up the selected pieces into very small pieces then laid them onto water soluble stabilser, added layers and layers of machine stitch to blend everything together. I hope you find this post helpful? I will be posting the putting together of the book including binding technique…. in the next couple of days! PS. click on images for info…

Alice kettle is a well known textile artist that uses machine stitch in her work.

Another source for in inspiration: the 62 group

About the 62 Group

History

In 1962, the belief that co-operative effort can be more effective than individual enterprise united several young embroidery graduates in a common enterprise – they formed the 62 Group of Embroiderers to be a pressure group and a support system for its members. They knew that their work deserved wider recognition and that for this, it needed to be seen in prestigious venues with appropriate publicity and critical attention.

This dress was inspired by rust and the the layers of time. I started off by aging cotton fabric, I pinned it to my garden fence for 6 months. I then wrapped the fabric in rusty nails for a couple of weeks. This formed the skirt of the dress. the bodice and top layer of the skirt was made by hand dyeing different fabrics which I then cut up into very small pieces and stitched them to form a ‘new fabric’.