maandag 31 mei 2010

FROM BLOUSE TO PURSE - SOLOLA






Solol√° celebrates the artistry of Guatemalan women weavers.
Each purse upcycles a vintage huipil
(a traditional woman's blouse woven on the backstrap loom)
to create an individual statement.
Turned inside-out, the huipils are an explosion of color and hand work.
Each purse is assembled by Guatemalan artisans in Antigua
from textiles sourced at the famous Chichicastenango Market.

I want one!
For sale at http://graindesign.bigcartel.com/products.

maandag 24 mei 2010

TWO SCARVES





Weaving two scarves at the same time.
This has nothing to do with speeding up my production,
it's just a 'white' and a 'black' one.
A little graphic experiment.
Also a different tie-up but the same threading.
No twins at all...

donderdag 20 mei 2010

PATTERN DESIGN

She creates patterns out of salt using her voice.

Maybe I should try this at work...

(I draw textile patterns for a living,

weaving is at night and at home :-)

zondag 16 mei 2010

NICE FURNITURE FABRIC



Love the colours and the gradient, gives me ideas...
The fabric is made out of PVC, for outdoor use.
Would suit my garden just fine! :-)

www.giorgiobiscaro.com

maandag 10 mei 2010

BAG LADY






Very proud of this one,
a co-operation with the bag lady Dominique Dufait,
the MOOD bag.
You can see her other classy designs on
http://www.b-used.be/.
Maybe more to come! :-)

RECYCLE BASKET WEAVING!





Old plastic bins are recycled and get new again - holes are mended and plastic pieces are woven together with wicker, rattan and weed. Every bin is unique.
All Bins are handmade in Germany by local basket makers.

http://www.cordulakehrer.de

zaterdag 8 mei 2010

TROUVAILLES 2



Found these nice old wool swatches in a secondhand shop,
probably handspun wool in very natural colours.
Some are soft, some are tickly...
Maybe I will use them, maybe not...

WWW.DEINVASIE.BE


As said in my previous post,
Scarf 52 is for sale at "de Invasie",
you can see it here.
More scarves to come ofcourse!

Check out the other products,

there's fashion, accessories, furniture, ceramics and so on!!
See you there! :-)

maandag 3 mei 2010

SPOOL VASES




Designed by Mara Skujeniece:

"The series, 'Spool' vases arose from my interest and love for textiles. The design was inspired by the forms and structures of industrial yarn bobbins used in the weaving or knitting of fabrics. Varying in size, texture and structure, the family of vases is made of white porcelain."

http://www.skujeniece.com

zaterdag 1 mei 2010

SCARF 52






How to discribe this one?
Coloured lines and blocks...
White, orange, yellow and shades of blue.
Light and decorative I guess... :-)

Tomorrow it is for sale at the shop of Aline Vandeplas,
and then on the website www.deinvasie.be.
"De Invasie" is an online shop with a bunch of talent
from Belgium and The Netherlands,
where you can buy exclusive items (like this scarf),
straight from the designer!

AT WORK

Messy and sunny!