The ancient practice of weaving has always served a functional and ornamental purpose, the latter of which was exploited by European modern artists who elevated it to an art form. These days the creative potential of weaving is being rediscovered by young designers, like British artist Jo Elbourne,
Textiles are an interesting medium to explore. I first came to appreciate the beauty in weaving thanks to the Bauhaus, Anni Albers’ work in-particular. Her famous book ‘On Weaving’ made me think how this age old craft could play a supportive role in modern design and be applied to
As the seasons are changing I’m starting to see new opportunities in colour and texture. Oslo-based artist Katrine Giæver struck me in this regard, gradually moving from more dark, earthy tones to artworks that are experimental and pop with vivid colour. Katrine’s work from 2017-18 call
Textiles have so many fascinating qualities. Of course, the primitive nature of woven material harks back to our tribal nature as humans. You can just picture weaving bark to make a shelter, or constructing blankets for warmth or clothes for protection. There’s also some deeper thoughts surrou
Today, artists are looking outside of the box when it comes to the pieces they create. More than just visual, they are going above and beyond to provide a more immersive, textural experience. Mimi Jung has clearly carved out her niche in this space by creating weaved artwork. Jung is an American art
Caroline Hurley is more than just an artist. She’s a fantastic designer who has been able to reach the wider market with her wonderful designs. Caroline incorporates techniques of block printing, quilting and weaving to produce unique pieces that provide travel-inspired modern looks that make
Patterns and colour have always been used to decorate and create ambience in a home. From detailed shapes and tones to bold forms, different pattern and colour combinations can enhance the atmosphere of a space. Catherine MacGruer is a Scottish designer who has turned her interest in how these desig
I’ve been thinking about the knowledge that a craftsman has and their relationship with material. I think it’s something that’s slowly being lost in this digital age. Through the use of material, the touch in our hands, we are able to really process the capabilities of it, not just
If you are looking for a creative, minimalist, piece of wall art, then look no further than the great pieces created by Küdd:krig. Based in Long Beach California, this Swedish-American store artfully crafts each piece by hand with ethically sourced materials. One of my favorite things about Scandin
This project is run by Florian Pretet and Lisa Mukhia Pretet who linked together to found Atelier Fevrier, a project specialising in contemporary rugs that are handmade by Nepalese artisans.
Lucia Lienhard-Giesinger in Bregenz, Austria founded Bosna Quilts in collaboration with a number of Bosnian artisans to create these special contemporary quilts all crafted by hand.
Oyyo, a Swedish design studio and producer of textile interior products, was founded by Lina Zedig and Marcus Åhrén focusing not only on handicraft but also how we can connect cultures.