Posts Tagged: textile


24
Oct 11

Sun Printing with Jacquard

Last Saturday, I attended a workshop at Flax where Annette from Jacquard explained several different textile dying techniques, from indigo to batik.

I made a sun print by brushing wide rows of white, red and black Dye-Na-Flow colors using a foam brush onto dampened cotton cloth, followed by placing a plastic stencil on top. I brushed a little black on top of the stencil for extra definition.

Laying down stencil on painted cloth

Laying down stencil on painted cloth

I then took the fabric outside to bake in the sun before removing the stencil.

Removing the stencil

Removing the stencil

The entire process took about half an hour, a surprisingly quick way to achieve stunning color and patterns.

Finished textile

Finished textile

I’m going to turn this piece of fabric into a book cover! I also tried out the lustrous metallic Lumiere paints with a soy wax resist on cloth. They come in these cute little squeeze bottles:

Jacquard Lumiere Paints

Jacquard Lumiere Paints

 


13
Jul 10

Minä Perhonen

I can’t help but feel instantly charmed by fabrics from Minä Perhonen, a clothing and textile design house from Japan. If the brand sounds familiar, you may have seen or heard of its collaborative projects with Danish textile and furniture manufacturers Kvadrat and Fritz Hansen.

The folk-inspired designs blend frolicsome graphic patterns with plucky colors and rich textures. Take a peek at the following sampling; don’t these swatches beg to be touched? To see the company’s entire range of textiles, clothing and furniture, visit the Minä Perhonen website.

Bird

Bird

Festival

Festival

Fogland

Fogland

Forest Parade

Forest Parade

Oasis

Oasis

All images © Minä Perhonen, used by permission.


27
Aug 05

Claudy Jongstra @ Moss | NYC

Claudy Jongstra

Never Felt Before! The extraordinary textiles of Claudy Jongstra
September 9-October 19
Opening night: Thursday, September 8, 2005 7-9 PM

Moss
152 Greene Street @ Houston Street
New York, NY

For those of you who have never experienced Moss in NYC, be sure to stop by on your next jaunt to Soho. The mecca shares the block with other renowned design outlets, but none come close to the selection, quality, and presentation carefully produced each season by Moss’s designerati team.

Moss’s next event is the debut solo exhibition of textile designer Claudy Jongstra. This Dutch-born fabric maven has constructed felts that include not only wool from her own flock of rare Drenthe Heath sheep, but also organza, rag linen, cashmere, and alpaca.

Her impressive cliente ranges from haute couturiers Christian Lacroix and John Galliano to industrial designers Hella Jongerius, Ettore Sottsass, and Jasper Morrison. She has also collaborated with architects Steven Holl and Will Bruder to create acoustic-enhancing materials for residential projects.

Jongstra will celebrate the the US launch of her first publication, Matter and Meaning, on the exhibition’s opening night. To be added to the guestlist, simply drop an email to: rsvp@mossonline.com.