25 Jun 2010
Natalie Chanin’s fabrics are absolutely STUNNING. Using recycled fabric scraps and appliquéing new garments with off casts is her signature approach. Natalie literally transforms rags to riches by turning otherwise simple garments into Couture pieces. Her pieces were recently featured in “Textile Designers from the Cutting Edge” by Bradley Quinn and is well worth the look if you are interested in the latest and most interesting textile designers from around the world…
This is a detail from the hem of a Natalie Chanin Coat…Exquisite…
Amy Butler – Mid West Modern
24 Jun 2010
Amy Butler is probably one of today’s most easily recognisable textile designers. Her style has even been given its own name “Mid-west modern”. She designs not only textiles but home accessories, fashion products, sewing patterns and is the author of “InStitches” – 25 Simple and Stylish sewing projects”… Great for all those crafty people out there! You can see more of Amy’s work at www.amybutlerdesign.com
16 Jun 2010
Timourous Beasties is a textile/Wallpaper company i can get really excited about…Their textile designs are intriguingly detailed and often use 18th century textile genre’s such as the traditional toile de jouy to depict modern life. Closer to art than textiles – this all-male Glaswegian design duo are a really exciting company to watch…
Click on the image to reveal the unexpected details…drug users…prostitutes and drunks…Surprise!
14 Jun 2010
Why is it I’m so attracted to low brow tiki art? I love it so much – it can be so kitsch, but it also has a taboo, forbidden vibe to a lot of it. It conjures tropical nights and dense jungle foliage, an evocative other-wordly place of islands, gods, sea voyages and tattooed ladies…I’ve travelled a lot in Polynesia – my father lived in New Zealand for 20 years and I was lucky enough to visit a lot of the hazy islands of Tahiti and Moorea and check out this place of mystery for myself. I had dreamt of a Polynesian island paradise my entire life after reading Ruth Park’s “My sister Sif” as a child. It’s still one of my favourite books – something to re-read on the beach at the start of every summer!
Ashe “Tahiti Lagoon” print – classic print
12 Jun 2010
I’m currently working on putting all my “classic” and favourite textile designs from my own hand-drawn collection up on the Ashe website. This one will definitely make the cut; “Tahiti lagoon” from 2006.
Ashe print – from the archives…
07 Jun 2010
Another Favourite Ashe Classic Print Design…From 2004!
Ashe screen printed viscose “pull string cardigans” in store now
05 Jun 2010
Instore now…ThePull-string Cardigan…made from 100% Viscose…it’s an old style we have re-vamped with new fabrics and prints – great for winter layering…it can be pulled up into a cute shrug or left open to wrap around the body. We have the cardign instore now in Turquoise, Stone, Red and Black…
Ashe Mumu Kimono’s in store now…
02 Jun 2010
Instore Now…The Mumu Kimono top – An Ashe favourite style…Suits all body shapes and stretches with your body…Available now in Grass Green, Cherry Red, Teal, Black and Grey…