Textiles

Drawn Home

by Nancy on July 29, 2015

Anthologymag-DrawnHome-1Earlier this month, my family drove six hours north to Jacksonville, Oregon. We picked an unbelievably scorching hot weekend to go, as temperatures were between 102-107 degrees and the evenings provided little relief. At the end of our stay, I longed for cool breezes, the rolling fog, and wrapping myself in a quilt at home. Specifically, Stacey Beach‘s collection caught my attention.

Beach is the designer behind Drawn Home, a textiles line that is handmade in Oakland, California. The summer-weight throws and quilts are made of all cotton, and light enough to be a perfection addition to a duvet. Beach pairs bright and muted colors effortlessly so that her designs have a calming and soothing feel to them. Even though we’re experiencing a heat wave right now, I know cooler nights are on the way. And cozying up in one of these throws outside with a drink sounds just about right.

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Ilano at West Coast Craft

by Nancy on July 8, 2015

anthologymag-blog-ilano-1I was so happy to see Ilano‘s booth at the West Coast Craft show last month. Roselio Ilano was featured in Issue No. 18/Winter 2015 and I loved reading her story. It was fascinating to learn that Ilano started off studying cartography at UC Berkeley and how she evolved to designing textiles. I wasn’t able to attend the photo shoot, but was excited to see her goods in person at WCC.

Ilano partnered up with women artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico, and designed a line of personal and home accessories. The result? Beautiful handmade goods with an updated and modern edge. The techniques used by the skilled craftswomen were passed down from generation to generation. It amazes me that the vibrant colors in the yarn are all achieved by plants.

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Brook Perdigon Textiles

by Nancy on July 1, 2015

AnthologyMag-blog-BrookPerdigon1When I’m out and about, I gravitate towards pillows and fabric because new textiles are the best way to change up a room with little risk. I have had some major regrets like painting entire rooms the wrong color and buying big pieces of furniture that don’t work well with the rest of my home, so I have become more careful when it comes to decorating. When I walked the West Coast Craft show a few weeks ago, a fabric-covered stool (pictured below), caught my eye and prompted me to take a closer look around.

The textiles in this booth were all created by Los Angeles-based artist Brook Perdigon. With a degree in printmaking and painting, Perdigon hand dyes, paints, and embroiders all of her material. In addition to the stool, there was also a cute lamp shade she covered in a fun triangle design. Her patterns have an organic yet modern feel to them, and are so versatile. The pillows and table runners would make a great addition to any room.

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Liz Robb at West Coast Craft

by Nancy on June 23, 2015

AnthologyMag-Blog-LizRobb1Seeing a weaver work is like watching a musician perform with a tactile outcome: The repetitive movements become rhythmic and the weaver creates a piece with patterns, motifs, and color. The imagery above caught my eye immediately when I walked the West Coast Craft show a couple Sundays ago, and was pleased to find a mini-exhibit of Liz Robb’s work.

Robb started her career as a fashion designer in NYC, but then switched gears and after obtaining her master’s degree in fibers. She wasn’t in her booth when I walked in, and I was so drawn and tempted to touch her artwork. I had to refrain myself and instead, I peered closely at the details of her work; the indigo, copper, paint, and what looked to be hundreds of wood beads. I love that her pieces have dimension, and are subtle with beautiful textures. I can’t wait to see more of her work in the future.

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Diggi Dot by Skinny laMinx

by Nancy on June 10, 2015

Anthology Mag BlogSkinny laMinx - Diggi Dot03Every summer, things slow down a little at our house and I have time to work on a simple sewing project. Whenever I’m looking for fun, bright, bold, and colorful patterned fabrics, Skinny laMinx is my first stop. And on my latest virtual visit, I was excited to see that they just launched a new fabric collection called Diggit Dot.

Heather Moore, creator of Skinny laMinx, designs patterns through drawing and paper cutting. She transfers her designs onto paper and fabric goods; she has also has a wallpaper line at Robin Sprong. The Diggi Dot range was inspired by block printing and her trip to Jaipur, India. Many of the patterns and shapes are drawn with delicate and organic lines. I appreciate how this creates a lighter and less saturated feeling, while still highlighting fresh and bright colors—perfect for my summertime pillow project!

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