Category Archives: Woven textile

African printed and dyed textiles

African printed and dyed textiles

Africa is a great and varied continent of wide horizons and clear blue skies, which has long held a fascination for those born outside its bounds. Over the centuries its wealth of minerals, animal products and manpower has drawn in colonists and traders, slavers and missionaries alike. Its huge population is of diverse origin: people of Arab and Berber descent in the north, Khoisan-speakers and European colonists in the extreme south, Nilotic-speaking peoples in the north-east, and south of the Sahara a rich mix of groups who speak one of the Bantu languages.

Beautiful Braids Every Weaver Should Know

Beautiful Braids Every Weaver Should Know

Braids are a byway of weaving. One of the many journeys weavers can go on. In amongst tying knots and intertwining yarn, we use braids to embellish our unique woven textiles. Weaving braids is addictive, puzzle-like and absorbing. Whether it’s for a trim, edge finish or a closure, braiding techniques are an essential tool in a weaver’s skill box.

Weaving: The Quick Introduction

Weaving: The Quick Introduction

Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. This cloth can be plain (in one color or a simple pattern), or it can be woven in decorative or artistic designs, including tapestries.

Maximo Laura’s Tapestries

Maximo Laura’s Tapestries

Máximo Laura born in Ayacucho, Peru in 1959. Textile Artist of self-taught formation. He has presented 68 solo exhibitions and participated in several group in Peru and abroad since 1985. His works have been exhibited in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, United States, Spain, France, Finland, Latvia, Germany, China, and Japan among others.

Gudrun Sjödén Design Unique Rugs

Gudrun Sjödén Design Unique Rugs

Gudrun Sjödén Design was founded in 1976. Head Office is situated in Stockholm, Sweden. The company sells its collection through its own concept boutiques, catalogues and webshop mainly to customers in Scandinavia, central Europe, Germany and the UK.

Shifu Weaver Hiroko Karuno

Shifu Weaver Hiroko Karuno

During Japan’s Edo period (1603 – 1868), in what is now the country’s northern Miyagi Prefecture, hand-made paper was woven into a cloth so supple, lightweight and refined that one of the area’s most powerful clans paid tribute to the shogun by presenting him with garments made from this luxurious paper cloth known as shifu. Woven from a paper weft against a silk warp, the production of shifu was tightly controlled and its process a well-guarded secret.

Jacquard, brocade and damask – what is the difference?

Jacquard, brocade and damask – what is the difference?

Oft times, the terms brocade, damask, and jacquard, get used interchangeably, which, to be fair is understandable – they’re all relatively similar. However, it can help to understand the difference between them and how they relate to one another.

The Tapestry Artist Urban Jupena

The Tapestry Artist Urban Jupena

Urban Jupena is an American artist. At the Philadelphia College (now University) of Art he was attracted to weaving and fiber art. After that he attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he received his MFA in 1970. Working under Robert Kidd, he was involved into the commission fiber art for homes and public spaces.

Lia Cook’s Computerised Jacquard Weaving

Lia Cook’s Computerised Jacquard Weaving

Lia Cook’s extraordinary textile works are valued among collectors and Museums as the most exciting in her genre. Lia’s newest works include Dollface. When woven into this large scale, a kind of alchemy takes place in which the image comes to life, innocent but somehow menacing or even accusing in a way that ceaselessly fascinating.