Posts tagged ‘african’

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Yara African Fabrics

Kristen’s Spring Market post on Yara African Fabrics was a hit, so we made a point to visit them again. Yara is based in Harlem and offers beautiful woven mud cloths, wax prints, block prints, batiks, tie dyes, and brocades. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2011: In the Beginning Fabrics Fall Quilt Market 2011: Anthology [...]

Vlisco: Sparkling Grace

And now for something completely different: Vlisco‘s Summer 2010 collection, Sparkling Grace. Those prints with percolating smoke and squigglies? Those are the sparkling parts — they’re printed in a metallic silver. Produced in conjunction with the cotton wax print collection are these gorgeous and awesome silk chiffon “Mama” shawls above. What a great gift for [...]

Shine Shine

{ Julie in Grey by Heidi Chisholm } We first met South African textile company Shine Shine last year when they released their Obama Commemorative Cloth. They didn’t have a website then, but they do now, and it was a delight to discover their other designs by Heidi Chisholm and James Grey. Chisholm’s designs are [...]

Vlisco: Tableau Vivant

Vlico‘s newest collection is called Tableau Vivant. That’s French for “living picture” — referring to the practice of re-creating a painting or historical scene with posed live models. (You Californians might be familiar with the annual Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach). So what we have here is art imitating life imitating art, or [...]

Textile Stew: Giveaways Galore

Lots of folks, moved by the holiday spirit, are holding giveaways this week: Heather at A La Mode Fabric is giving away some out-of-print fabrics. (Deadline tomorrow, 12/17/09) The Fat Quarter Shop, in conjunction with Santa!, is holding a clever giveaway. (Deadline is mysterious) Pink Chalk Kathy is giving away a copy of Kata Golda’s [...]

Vlisco: Frozen Dreams

I was going to save a post on Vlisco for an African fabric series, but the series keeps getting put off because every time I start my researching, I get overwhelmed! I mean, we’re talking an entire continent with ancient history. There is so much to learn on wax prints alone. But anyway, I was [...]

HAND/EYE Magazine

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 [...]

Another Inaugural Cloth

hongera, originally uploaded by Pernille in Africa. Oh, how I’d love to get my hands on some of this! Who can hook me up? via A Ervilha Cor de Rosa Related posts: Retrosaria Wax Prints From Ghana Obama Commemorative Fabric Presidents on Fabric IQF 2006 Report

Obama Fabric Design by Heather Moore

Heather Moore of Skinny LaMinx Photoshopped U.S. president-elect Barack Obama into this African commemorative cloth design. Wouldn’t it be great if something like this actually showed up on the market? Of course there’s always digital printing, but I’d rather have the genuine article. Link to Heather’s post. Related posts: Obama Commemorative Fabric HAND/EYE Magazine Textile [...]