Daisy Collingridge: When textile art and sculpture blur

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Whenever you see a student thriving who graduates from St. Martins, you know you are in for a tactile treat. Daisy Collingridge's wearable pastel-colored bodysuits are no exception and surprise by their refreshing take. With names like Burt, Clive, and Lippy, her characters aim to push quilting to the absolute extreme.     The artisan process includes hand-dyed jersey and other fabrics filled with …

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The evocative underwater landscapes of Vanessa Barragao

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Vanessa Barragao is a Portuguese textile artist that recycles wasted yarns from the industry and transform them into underwater landscapes by focusing on artisanal techniques. Her wall hangings and rugs are sea gardens inspired by the colors, shapes and textures of the coral reefs. Vanessa Barragao was born in Albufeira, in the south of Portugal. During her Master degree at the Lisbon University …

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4 Heimtextil Trends 2017/18

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I am getting ready for the 2017 trade shows I am going to visit and thought it could be interesting to share the 4 Heimtextil Trends 2017/18 I am going to explore in Frankfurt beginning January. I get often asked what trade shows I visit. Actually January/February (Heimtextil, IMM, M&O) and September/October (Trend Union, Dutch Design Week) are always the two …

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Crystallization – A textile project by Valentina Desideri

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It has been a while since we have traveled down the Textiles road. We have been concentrating on colors a lot lately from color trends, inspiration boards to onsite workshops in Barcelona (already planning on the next Color Alquimia Workshop, you can receive information right here),  and of course it is because it’s just the prefect season for showing and …

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From The Mood Board To The Finished Product with Liss Cooke

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If you are coming along for the first time, From The Mood Board To The Finished Product is a series where creatives of several disciplines share their initial inspiration reflected on a mood board up to the final product, collection, blog, etc. Today we'd like to introduce you to British textile designer Liss Cooke specializing in embroidery. 1// Can you describe briefly who …

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Innovative wooden textiles by buro BELÉN

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No matter if you are a committed reader or if you are new to Eclectic Trends, you might have realized, or will realize that we highly value the opinion of Li Edelkoort. It’s with big anticipation we are awaiting her month-long celebration of textiles - the ‚New York Textile Month‘!   No discipline stands for itself: and this is why we believe …

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