Next time we are in Kyoto we will probably be on the lookout for this shop, Art Fiber Endo. We love the collaboration between this specialty materials store and Kutani Tsutsumi, a pottery manufacturer established in 1860. The shop offers supplies for making your own thimble and bamboo string tassels. The exquisite tassels incorporate a hanging thread from above, a Kutani thimble as a cap and a tufted yarn for the skirt. They also create other versions of tassels which we are anxious to see up close.
You can find Art Fiber Endo on their website, Facebook and Minne, a Japanese handmade marketplace.
Images: Courtesy of Art Fiber Endo.
These embroidered jewelry are the works of French fine artist and milliner, Elise Letulle, who believes that detail makes a big difference. You can see that in these micro series designs created in their workshop in Normandy, France.
More of her work can be seen in her website, Facebook and Instagram. Her pieces can be purchase on her Etsy shop, En Avril.
Images: Courtesy of En Avril Bijou.
Max Alexander is a knitting designer and artist who in 2014 started knitting Shetland wool moths for an exhibition. The London-based artist has a background in 3d design and stop motion animation. She didn’t learn to knit until she was 20 but immediately took to it. She then incorporated yarn into her work and went on to do knitted animations and large sculptural pieces.
More of her work can be viewed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Max Alexander.