Friday, December 21, 2012

Joyeux Noël

photo St Tyl

18th century antependium from the chapel of the château d'Anet
colorful silk and gold embroidery threads on silk droguet ground fabric

I'm very caught up in the season, but I'll be back soon with some very interesting 
things from exhibits and from here & there. In the meantime, 

I hope you are enjoying your holidays, too!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The dish towel is your kitchen's Tshirt

The dish towel is your kitchen's Tshirt. You can change it every day, it's inexpensive and expressive, not too serious. When you are nuts about fabrics it's great to have a way to indulge your obsession that isn't costly and is useful. That's what I say -- even if the kitchen drawer gets very full. And, when you love something, it's nice to share so I often give dish towels as gifts. I've been looking are some favorites with a linear, sometimes textual theme.

Laurent-Laurent  by Stephanie Raenac
speaks of the dish towel's place in our homes, 
Je suis fier d'être un tissu qui n'existe qu'à travers la force de son travail
I am proud to be a cloth that exists only through the strength of its work
dressons notre inferiorité en drapeau
let us raise our inferiority like a flag!

 Vagues by Atypyk 

à la ligne

If you go weak for wovens the Jacquard Francais always has a good selection. 
This blank page is very unusal for their style and it's my favorite. So much potential here!

Kubik by Winkler