“When I find that the colours are in tune with the weaving draft I feel as though I am creating music or poetry.” Elina Airikkala is a Finnish textile artist who started her career in the field when she was 18. She wasn’t sure what to do at that moment of her life, and so… Read More Elina Airikkala: When Weaving Becomes Art
“Behind every innovative product that wants to go to market, there needs to be an awareness of how industrial logic and economics work.” An enthusiast for fashion, an entrepreneur, a creator, a forward-thinker. This is how Adriana Santanocito, founder of Orange Fiber, could be described. Orange Fiber is one of those amazing startups that makes you… Read More Adriana Santanocito: Research, Fashion and Passion for Sicily
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!
As the first article was very popular we have decided to add another 10 Instagram accounts to the list! So watch out … we may have another 10 coming soon! 1 – michellecook_textileartist – Michelle Cook Artist working in textiles & mixed media. Love finding abandoned objects, especially from beach combing & incorporating in my artwork… Read More Another 10 Instagram accounts to follow: artists, textiles, colours and nature …
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
Guest Article by Naina Bajaria The applicability of using natural dyes on a mass scale is a somewhat debateable topic amongst the natural dye community. Although I had not initially set out to answer this question within my research, it seems that it is corollary to investigating their resurgence within eco-fashion sectors. And I am… Read More The Marriage of Modern Science with the Ancient Past in Creating a Future for Natural Dyes
A while ago, a New Zealand textile and fibre artist, Averil Stuart-Head, commented in the Italian section of our blog, having followed and enjoyed the site and magazine right from the beginning. She had discovered that our Italian headquarters (No Serial Number Italia) was close to her studio at Introdacqua, close to Sulmona in the Abruzzo region. We… Read More A Unique Mix of Textiles and Techniques by Artist Averil Stuart-Head