Passion, dedication and commitment. These might be the three essential characteristics if you want to work in the field of Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti. Together they produce a wide range of natural colours, precious colours, which differ from the ones created through chemical synthesis. But their knowledge on medieval art and colours, and its… Read More Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti: Precious colours, medieval miniatures
Natasja Fakkeldij was born in the Netherlands but she currently lives, works and cycles in beautiful Ireland. She grew up in a small village called Nisse where she had a neighbour who was a tailor, and who – without knowing – inspired Natasja and impulsed her love for textiles. But Natasja’s passion for textile is… Read More Happytasja: new bags from wasted clothes
Video source: Facebook Miao embroidery is a tradition over 500 years old where the embroider actually weaves metal thread into beautiful and delicate patterns. Long Nv San Jiu, a fouth-generation tin embroider is worried that the art will die out, as more and more young girls are reluctant to pursue the lifelong craft. It can take up to… Read More The Last Generation of Tin Embroiders?
I just can’t get enough of this beautifully shot video by Charlotte Marembert. It perfectly captures her work of using natural dyes in her workshop in Brussels. Charlotte’s company, Myrobolan produces natural knitting yarns; wool, merino, mohair and linen, favouring the natural to the chemical. All of her products are dyed naturally using plants that grow in gardens in Auvergne… Read More “Favouring the natural” – Charlotte Marembert
The founders of Efaisto Bernard and Lou-Adrien want to change the way that we shop with ethical fashion made by South-East Asian artisans. Their website allows you to have custom made products, handmade just for you. You can also see and learn about the person who is making your product, and you can view exactly how much you’re… Read More Hate shopping malls… love unique items!
By Artist Dawna Ellis My mother was the first person I knew to re-purpose something. She taught me to sew when I was about 8 years old and amongst other feats, she effortlessly turned a bed sheet into a set of ruffled curtains for my bedroom. I am fortunate to own the round braided rug that… Read More My Lidded Vessels Made of Vintage and Antique Japanese Kanzashi
What do the Celts, Vikings and Japanese have in common? It may surprise you, but they have all recently set their sights on… Biella! Yes, you heard that right, Biella, the Italian town world-famous for its yarn and home to a fascinating handicraft studio where valuable threads such as linen, silk cashmere, alpaca, angora and… Read More Shibori, Celtic scarves and weaving techniques: Bleupom Designs
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala – Mayan women artisans are taking advantage of modern technology and sustainable design trends to bring their products directly to Western consumers. More than 50 women artisans in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala have partnered with the local Fair Trade organization, Y’abal, to share their ancient weaving traditions (Y’abal, meaning “hope” in the k’iche’ language was… Read More Incorporating ancient Mayan techniques in the modern world
Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky Go to Previous Page My stitch work has run the gamut of techniques, from the machine variety of free-motion quilting and embroidery to traditional hand embroidered stitches like those that embellish crazy quilts and back pockets of blue jeans. Chain and feather stitches and the simple Kantha of running threads… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Three
Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky Go to Previous Page I jotted down every thought that came across my mind. And before long, I was telling a story of migration. Migration of the dyes moving gracefully through the fabric, crossing grid lines and arriving in other spaces. I realized that this echoed the story of my… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Two