Posts Tagged: fabrics

Sophie Tauber-Arp

‘The intrinsic decorative urge should not be eradicated, it is one of humankind’s deep-rooted, primordial urges.’

Sophie Tauber-Arp

‘The intrinsic decorative urge should not be eradicated, it is one of humankind’s deep-rooted, primordial urges.’

Eveline Syme

Modernist Eveline Syme also attended the George Bell school in Toorak, Melbourne.

Eveline Syme

Modernist Eveline Syme also attended the George Bell school in Toorak, Melbourne.

Frances Burke

Many students passed through George Bell’s art school.

Frances Burke

Many students passed through George Bell’s art school.

Wool in Peking

Vogue Australia was one of the first fashion magazines given permission to shoot in Peking. It was 1981.

Wool in Peking

Vogue Australia was one of the first fashion magazines given permission to shoot in Peking. It was 1981.

Talbot’s Sheep

Imagine the brief from the Australian Wool Board. Women and Sheep.

Talbot’s Sheep

Imagine the brief from the Australian Wool Board. Women and Sheep.

Rene Cup Covers for The Australian Women’s Weekly

Not a horse in sight for these Melbourne Cup Women’s Weekly covers.

Rene Cup Covers for The Australian Women’s Weekly

Not a horse in sight for these Melbourne Cup Women’s Weekly covers.

Canvassing Portraits

Oh the great Spring Racing Carnival lovingly captured by visiting artist Carl Kahler.

Canvassing Portraits

Oh the great Spring Racing Carnival lovingly captured by visiting artist Carl Kahler.

Here They Come by G.R. Ashton

The brother of painter Julian Ashton, George Rossi Ashton, came to live in Australia for 14 years or so and captured beautifully the characters of the time.

Here They Come by G.R. Ashton

The brother of painter Julian Ashton, George Rossi Ashton, came to live in Australia for 14 years or so and captured beautifully the characters of the time.

Gayety at Flemingtoniana

Australian Town and Country Journal sent journalist Sleipner to report on the 1882 Cup Day.

Gayety at Flemingtoniana

Australian Town and Country Journal sent journalist Sleipner to report on the 1882 Cup Day.

Textile Utopia

William Morris was a brilliant pattern maker.

Textile Utopia

William Morris was a brilliant pattern maker.

Vionnet Fabric Sculptures

Madeleine Vionnet revolutionized (a strong word I know) garment making by introducing the bias cut.

Vionnet Fabric Sculptures

Madeleine Vionnet revolutionized (a strong word I know) garment making by introducing the bias cut.

Dior’s Gardens

Another bit of history from Dior.

Dior’s Gardens

Another bit of history from Dior.

Dior’s Fussy Lace

Christian Dior started off life running a small Daddy financed art gallery.

Dior’s Fussy Lace

Christian Dior started off life running a small Daddy financed art gallery.

Hermès’ Homage to Albers

When Hermès made its first silk square in 1937 Josef Albers hadn’t yet painted a square.

Hermès’ Homage to Albers

When Hermès made its first silk square in 1937 Josef Albers hadn’t yet painted a square.

Albers’ Woven Together

Josef and Anni Albers were together, a couple, living collaboratively.

Albers’ Woven Together

Josef and Anni Albers were together, a couple, living collaboratively.

Weaving Jewellery

Anni Albers is from the weaving world.

Weaving Jewellery

Anni Albers is from the weaving world.

Jewellery Portraits

I saw this portrait of Eszter Harazty and wondered who had taken the photo.

Jewellery Portraits

I saw this portrait of Eszter Harazty and wondered who had taken the photo.

Anni Albers and Portraiture

Portraiture kept popping up for me this week.

Anni Albers and Portraiture

Portraiture kept popping up for me this week.

Loopy Things

In the Knoll Textiles book I was also drawn to the work of Viennese born Gretl and Leo Wollner.

Loopy Things

In the Knoll Textiles book I was also drawn to the work of Viennese born Gretl and Leo Wollner.

Eszter Haraszty and Knoll

When I was writing about Ludwig Becker’s Fata Morgana a couple of weeks ago I had to look up the meaning. The expression has popped up again. The name of one of Eszter Haraszty’s textiles for Knoll Textiles. La Fata Morgana is

Eszter Haraszty and Knoll

When I was writing about Ludwig Becker’s Fata Morgana a couple of weeks ago I had to look up the meaning. The expression has popped up again. The name of one of Eszter Haraszty’s textiles for Knoll Textiles. La Fata Morgana is

Angelo Testa and Knoll

Another stand out for me in the Knoll Textiles’ catalogue is the work of Angelo Testa.

Angelo Testa and Knoll

Another stand out for me in the Knoll Textiles’ catalogue is the work of Angelo Testa.

Herbert Matter and Knoll

I’ve been looking at the encyclopedic exhibition catalogue of Knoll Textiles for a couple of weeks now.

Herbert Matter and Knoll

I’ve been looking at the encyclopedic exhibition catalogue of Knoll Textiles for a couple of weeks now.

Hound’s Tooth and Cock’s Foot

Like paisley the old hound’s tooth is a classic.

Hound’s Tooth and Cock’s Foot

Like paisley the old hound’s tooth is a classic.

Perfect Paisley

Raf Simons has created for Jil Sander an elegantly restrained collection.

Perfect Paisley

Raf Simons has created for Jil Sander an elegantly restrained collection.

Scarf Wear

The latest and last D&G runway show was an homage to the square scarf.

Scarf Wear

The latest and last D&G runway show was an homage to the square scarf.

Print Madness

I’ve been contemplating prints in fashion.

Print Madness

I’ve been contemplating prints in fashion.

Sarahville

Buildings with anthropomorphic qualities.

Sarahville

Buildings with anthropomorphic qualities.

Technical Textiles of Reiko Sudo

Another textile artist featured in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is Reiko Sudo.

Technical Textiles of Reiko Sudo

Another textile artist featured in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is Reiko Sudo.

Issey Miyaki

I’ve always been attracted to this sculptural image of Miyaki’s minaret dress.

Issey Miyaki

I’ve always been attracted to this sculptural image of Miyaki’s minaret dress.

Think indigo, think Japan

There’s an artist in Japan called Hiroyuki Shindo who is determined to keep the art of indigo dying alive.

Think indigo, think Japan

There’s an artist in Japan called Hiroyuki Shindo who is determined to keep the art of indigo dying alive.

Yohji Yamamoto

‘Fabric is everything. Often I tell my pattern makers, just listen to the material. What is it going to say? Just wait. Probably the material will teach you something.’

Yohji Yamamoto

‘Fabric is everything. Often I tell my pattern makers, just listen to the material. What is it going to say? Just wait. Probably the material will teach you something.’

Kamiko Kimono and Junya Watanabe

There is a beautiful kimono on display at the National Gallery of Victoria here in Melbourne.

Kamiko Kimono and Junya Watanabe

There is a beautiful kimono on display at the National Gallery of Victoria here in Melbourne.

Japanese Stripes

The woven stripe has a long history in Japan and this history was passed on from generation to generation.

Japanese Stripes

The woven stripe has a long history in Japan and this history was passed on from generation to generation.

Textiles of Vienna

There are some interesting fabric pieces to see at the National Gallery of Victoria Vienna Art and Design exhibition, although I could have done with more of Josef Hoffman’s Wiener Werkstätte textile designs.

Textiles of Vienna

There are some interesting fabric pieces to see at the National Gallery of Victoria Vienna Art and Design exhibition, although I could have done with more of Josef Hoffman’s Wiener Werkstätte textile designs.

Eileen Gray

Maybe you’ve heard of Eileen Gray.

Eileen Gray

Maybe you’ve heard of Eileen Gray.

Paul Nash Fabrics

Englishman Paul Nash made this piece of fabric for the Old Bleach Linen Company in Northern Ireland.

Paul Nash Fabrics

Englishman Paul Nash made this piece of fabric for the Old Bleach Linen Company in Northern Ireland.

Lapis Lazuli and Textiles

Heard Professor Marie O’Mahony on the old radio the other day talking about textile companies using gemstones in fabrics.

Lapis Lazuli and Textiles

Heard Professor Marie O’Mahony on the old radio the other day talking about textile companies using gemstones in fabrics.

Teresa Liano, Longchamp and Anya Hindmarch

I love the way Teresa Liano attached the metal chain from her Anya Hindmarch bag to her Longchamp pouch.

Teresa Liano, Longchamp and Anya Hindmarch

I love the way Teresa Liano attached the metal chain from her Anya Hindmarch bag to her Longchamp pouch.