Archive for April, 2009

Recent samples

fabric

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Sample, digitally printed on medium weight 100% combed cotton

The design is taken from a photograph I shot in Tokyo of an old street notice board. Bits of old tape and torn poster corners in various colours created a beautiful abstract composition that had built up over time.

L.A. International Textile Show

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View of Fashion District, Downtown L.A. from the California Market Center.

Over the last few days I’ve attended a few seminars at the International Textiles Show in Downtown L.A. The seminars, run by FBI, are a brilliant help. Following her seminar yesterday, I met Susan Power of About Sources who had published some brilliant resource guides, which I know will be invaluable.

Of course I enjoyed wandering (more like rushing!) around the show too, but I find it’s always hard to find printed textiles I like here in the U.S., and although I do think there’s always interesting stuff coming out of Europe and Japan, you don’t see much of it over here. I’m learning that a lot of the good textile companies and agents are based out of NY, so perhaps that’s my next stop …

Envelope stripes

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Patterns inside envelopes.