HAND/EYE Magazine is “an independent, international publication which explores the nexus between design and development, culture and commerce, art and craft, and environment and ethics.” Its debut issue’s theme is Africa, and it contains many articles on African textiles. I’ve been trying to learn all I can about African fabrics for an upcoming series, so this comes at just the right time. The articles include:
Cape Town, South Africa’s Miele Studios, which transforms scraps from the textile industry into amazing bags and home furnishings. You can bet their blog went straight into my must-read file. (article link)
Also well worth reading are this article on Central African kuba cloth, a series on indigo dyeing, and this article on Moroso’s M’Afrique furnishings collection.
HAND/EYE Editor and founder Keith Recker also has a blog.