Tag Archives: textile

Designer of the day

                       Inspirational discovery of the day: Michael O’Connell (1898-1976).  Mid century British textile designer, spent some time in Australia.  Wish I could find more of his work.

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Rain dance

Inspiring designs from Masaru Suzuki at OTTAIPNU for umbrellas and handkerchiefs    

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Girard Treasure

A new discovery, for me: Alexander Girard (1907-1993)     

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Save the rhino

This week’s Spoonflower fabric design contest is about rhinos. We must raise awareness of the brutal poaching of these animals for their horns which many Asians purport to have medicinal qualities. 496 rhinos have been killed so far this year.  Last year … Continue reading

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Let’s ski

Drumming up support for my competition entry in this week’s Spoonflower retro ski design competition. Here’s the link. PLEASE VOTE FOR MY DESIGN!

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Bottle cap brilliance

El Anatsui! Discovered by chance watching a film by Susan Vogel called Fold Crumple Crush: The art of El Anatsui. Unbelievable textile creations of immense proportions made with bottle caps. Worth seeing the video and artwork.

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Fab fabrics

Check out Wallace+Sewell (London, UK) for outrageously fab fabrics.  They designed recent seating fabric for the London Underground, stunning scarves etc http://www.wallacesewell.com

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