Angelo Testa

Angelo Testa (1921 – 1984) was an American fabric designer. He studied at the Institute of Design, Chicago, to 1945. As well as being a fabric designer, he was a painter and sculptor.

He designed the 1941 Little Man abstract floral fabric, widely published and hailed as a new direction in textile design. It all began, in fact, with a doodle. A free-form sketch with a dancing shape that intrigued its artist.Read More →

Helen Abson - ZAB Design

Helen Abson, who trained as an architect, is an Australian designer. She pursued architecture for five years; founded ZAB Design where she designed fabrics that exhibited a preoccupation for texture achieved through pattern and colour.Read More →

French Fabrics in the art deco style

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann | “Sarrazin” Textile | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ruhlmann used the same basic motif—a stylized Cedar of Lebanon tree set within an irregular circle—on this textile and related wallpaper (MMA 2005.334), though on the textile each motif is offset by an added circle of dots. The patternRead More →

Hand weaving and cloth design

Hand Weaving and Cloth Design by Marianne Straub. The book consists of a Glossary of weaving terms and explains yarn choices, yarn count, warp calculations, and yarn quantities. Talks about Handlooms of various types, how to prepare the loom, methods of weaving, weave notation. Also discusses Plain weave, twill weave,Read More →

Candace Wheeler fabric

Candace Wheeler was an American textile and wallpaper designer. She was born in Delhi, New York and professionally active in New York. Long before there was Martha Stewart, Candace Wheeler helped bring a woman’s touch to the male-dominated field of interior design in 19th century America by teaching wealthier women how to make their homes more comfortable.Read More →

John Rodriquez Wall Hanging

John Rodriquez became well known for his textile designs in the early 1950’s. He introduced a unique Australian Style. His abstract textile designs included everyday household items tea towels and curtains. The materials were sunburnt Australian shades, “deep and muted, sometimes almost three dimensional”. Greys, yellows and greens were theRead More →

Marimekko - Suvi cotton fabric

Marimekko ‘s versatile range of fabrics is continually updated: old classics are turned into modern interpretations and brand new innovations are frequently applied to favourite patterns. Keep an eye on this category to see new designs – maybe your favourite print will soon be available by the metre!Read More →