Textiles

Bespoke Atelier

Bespoke Atelier

Bespoke Atelier is a textile design studio based in Glasgow and headed by Yvonne Elliot and Marion Parola, two textiles postgraduate students from the Glasgow School of Art.  The studio specialises in unique printed textiles working with fashion, interiors and advertising. As the name suggests, they offer a bespoke service creating exclusive designs and printed fabrics. […]

Claire-Anne O’Brien

Claire-Anne O’Brien

These fab furniture creations are the work of Irish designer maker Claire-Anne O’Brien. Now living in London O’Brien studied Textiles at Central Saint Martins in 2006 and then completed an MA in Knitted Textiles at the RCA.  O’Brien’s fun, comfy and chunky wool furniture is great! The inspiration for much of O’Brien’s work comes from traditional fishing villages in Ireland. The large chunky weaved patterns that […]

Lawlor Knitwear

Lawlor Knitwear

WOW look at this amazing knitwear by designer Sinéad Lawlor an MFA in Fashion Design graduate of Parsons The New School for Design. Lawlor’s work looks great with its many colours and textures skilfully weaved together to create a beautiful up beat fashion collection. “I have a strong interest in colour, texture, and print, mixing these with tailored […]

Ax Wielding Octopus

Ax Wielding Octopus

AAAHHHH!!! The Ax Wielding Octopus!! Imagine for a second…the octopus is chasing you, this is scary in itself but then you realise that some of those many arms are wielding axes!! Hunting you down!! Then what? Well…then you realise – its a cute creation by Japanese maker Hiné Mizushima. Mizushima was born and raised in […]

Sleeping Beauty Costume Design

Sleeping Beauty Costume Design

Sleeping Beauty by Sarah Fuller. These fantastic costume designs are the work of costume designer Sarah Fuller, the colours, the textures and the layers of these costumes are great! Fuller follows her own philosophy that costumes should not distract from a story but enhance it. Sleeping Beauty by Sarah Fuller. When creating these fantastic costumes inspired by the tale Sleeping […]

Reform Lane

Reform Lane

Reform Lane is a clothing and homeware collection brought to you by a fantastic young designer named Sarah Laurenson. Reform Lane has launched a stunningly elegant range of silk accessories created in the Shetland Isles and Edinburgh and titled simply as Collection #1. In February 2011 during a visit to Paris Laurenson visited some of France’s most revered ateliers which was the motivational catalyst for Laurenson […]

Textile Lighting Design

Textile Lighting Design

Check out this amazing Textile Lighting Design by Gemma Fernandes.  Fernandes is pushing the definition of textiles to its limits by introducing and exploring  different combinations of materials to create fascinating looking pieces!  Mesh, wood and even cocktail sticks have been used in Fernandes latest creations. On the Surface These fantastic vivid sculpted objects look great! Fernandes inspiration […]

Warped Textiles

Warped Textiles

We are happy to introduce Chantal Balmer a fantastic innovative textile designer! Balmer studied at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) graduating in 2001, from there she has continued to have a fantastic career in designing and developing textiles! She has received numerous awards and praise for her designs.  In 2009 she was commissioned to design and weave a unique ribbon commemorating the 100th anniversary of […]

Gemma Land Print Designer

Gemma Land Print Designer

The Strawberry Hill Collection by Gemma Land Print Designer. Print and Textile designer Gemma Land has been building on her career since graduating from the London College of Communication and introducing her first collection the ‘Bourgeois Utopias’, the first collection was inspired by and featured beautiful black and white images of English suburban houses, Bourgeois Utopias was a […]

Repeating Surface Pattern

Repeating Surface Pattern

We have had a lot of interest from out readers about Repeating Surface Pattern (RSP) which was mentioned in our earlier article about protecting your design were we mentioned Cath Kidston pattern designs.  So we thought it was a good idea to give some more examples of RSP. Louis Vuitton the famous luxury lifestyle brand has create a repeating surface pattern that […]

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