Dolores Slowinski is an artist who draws with thread on paper. The Detroit-based artist uses an industrial machine to make random perforations and hand sews straight line stitches to create the images. On an interview with World of Threads Festival she says this about her inspiration:
“My process and life experiences are my inspiration. I work intuitively. I begin by selecting a piece of paper. The paper itself can inspire my response by its colour, texture or size. The shapes outlined by the perforations may also elicit a response. My background in science, experiences as a writer, not to mention events in my life, bring many words to mind as I am working. Sometimes I pause to do research online to find out where the stitches and words are taking me, and this usually pays off with a title.”
You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Dolores Slowinski.
Admiring the textile collection and product line of Saana ja Olli, a designer couple and an award-winning design company from Turku, Finland. Saana Sipilä and Olli Sallinen design their own patterns inspired by ancient Nordic folklore and produce their hemp textile collection in south western Finland. You can follow them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Saana ja Olli.
Tokyo Pear is a letterpress studio and shop that got its start in Seattle, Washington and then relocated to Japan in 2007. The brand is owned by Eriko and Darren who decided to introduce independent letterpress to Japan. Their graphics are minimal and show a definite folk art influence. You can follow them on their website and purchase a few of their items on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Tokyo Pear.