Posts tagged ‘high-end’

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Seven Islands – Cocca

I didn’t find out what was up with the similar names, but the Seven Islands (the U.S. distributors of Kokka and other Japanese textile brands) booth was also showing a high-end, multi-purpose (but home-dec leaning) collection called Cocca, from a Tokyo-based shop/brand of the same name. The pictures don’t really capture the prints’ scale or [...]

Nicola Cerini

In addition to a range of textiles, homeware, and accessories (those rugs just kill me), Melboune-based designer Nicola Cerini also offers fabric by the meter. She further proves that Australia kicks the rest of the world’s butt in small independent textile design. Designs are printed on a wide selection of natural and synthetic basecloths ranging [...]

St Jude’s U.K.: Two New Prints

The Norfolk, England based St Jude’s offers a small but powerful range of artist-designed, hand-screenprinted heavyweight linen fabrics (also available as cushion covers). They just added two designs: Hedgerow by Angie Lewin and Bird Garden by Mark Hearld. At £32-46 per metre (around $50-73) their fabrics are an investment, but I can’t think of many [...]

Wish You Were Here

El Caminos in the West Wish You Were Here is a collaboration of husband-and-wife team Fiona and Ben O’Brien. On the side of their commissioned illustration and design work they sell a collection of art prints, cushions, fabric, and wallpaper (the latter produced through Studio Nommo). Feelgood by Numbers The fabrics are digitally printed on [...]

Eco-Friendly Fabrics by Jenny Lee-Katz

Cariad Red Jenny Lee-Katz is a Pennsylvania-based textile designer who was born in Wales. She started out hand-screenprinting her designs but worried about disposal of the chemicals and dyes used in the process. So she turned to digital printing, which allows the use of eco-friendly pigment dyes and virtually eliminates waste. She currently has two [...]

New Fabric by Sukie

I am a huge fan of the U.K. company Sukie‘s textiles and paper goods (I just received their new Iron-On Craft Pad today). So I was excited to hear that in just a couple weeks they will have fabric available for purchase for the first time. The three designs were screenprinted in England on a [...]

Surface Art

Meet Me at Mike’s is having a week of Australian Fabric Designers, with two interviews each day. I thought I knew of all the indie Australian fabric designers, but Surface Art was new to me — and that’s not one anyone should be missing. Surface Art is owned and run by Moyra Proudfoot. The range [...]

Rapture & Wright

British company Rapture and Wright has been in operation since 2002. The pair Rebecca Aird and Peter Thwaites hand-screenprint their own designs on linen and silk woven in the UK. Prices range from £60-70 per meter. They also offer handprinted wallpaper and finished home accessories. See distributors here. Related posts: Nicola Cerini Surface Art Timorous [...]

Erica Wakerly

Homes Teepee Erica Wakerly is a surface designer who seems to be best known for wallpaper, but she has a small collection of fabric too. Her fabrics are available on a variety of weights of cotton base cloth, and can be ordered directly from her with a few weeks lead time. Her wallpaper 02 collection [...]