Category Archives: Printed textile
Without fabric there would be no fashion. Whether woven, knitted, printed, embroidered or bejewelled, textiles are crucial to the eloquence of apparel and fundamental to the fashion design process. We are presenting very few textile designers who work mostly in the fashion industry. Their designs can be seen on the catwalks of all major worldwide fashion shows and fashion showrooms.
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.
This method of decoration is only suited to patterning synthetic fabric, such as polyester, nylon, lycra or acrylic. Transfer printing is the best used were you wish to produce an intricate multi-coloured design on cloth. In fact, it is the only method of printing different colours simultaneously (don’t mention here professional digital printing). Transfer printing can be employed to pattern both finished garments and lengths of fabric.
Esther Coombs describes herself as an artist “who believes that life is a story and that narrative is best told with drawings.” A gifted illustrator, she has found a perfect canvas for her storytelling; old china and fabric. Through her upcycling of vintage ceramics and textiles she creates unique pieces, drawing by hand onto the surface of each item. The juxtaposition of her modern, somewhat minimalist line drawings with the floral and elaborate designs of the vintage china and fabric creates an unusual, somehow provocative look.
Fancy Moon is the UK’s most exciting online fabric shop that’s bursting with beautiful natural fibre fabrics in every shade and hue imaginable! With style, quality and value at the heart of our fabric shop, they explore every continent to source gorgeous materials and witness emerging trends so that we can hand pick for you the very latest designs, seek out rare prints, and present the fabulous fabrics that we simply couldn’t resist! They love fabric, they can’t get enough of it and they take great pleasure in presenting to you our ever-changing collection.
Kaffe Fassett has inspired people across the world with his colourful work in fabric, knitting, needlepoint, patchwork, painting and mosaic.
Kaffe Fassett was born in San Francisco in 1937. When he was 19, he won a scholarship to the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, but left after three months to paint in London. He settled in England in 1964.