Category Archives: Textile

Caroline Jourdain

Caroline Jourdain from Rouen, France hand sews these exquisite and tactile sewing books, eyeglass bags and pouches. She utilizes sachiko, boro and kantha stitching techniques on a collage of Japanese fabric, Indian block printed cottons, wool and linen. Wish we could tell you more about her background but there is very little information available. However, you can view more of her work in her Etsy shop, Bluesamovar.

Images: Courtesy of Caroline Jourdain.

Saana ja Olli

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.

Gunta Stölzl (1897 – 1983)

If money was no object, these textile studies by Gunta Stölzl would hang on our walls.  The German textile designer and weaver played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop. Her work typifies the distinctive style of Bauhaus textiles. She created immense change within the textile field by uniting art practices with traditional textile techniques. She was the only woman to teach at the Bauhaus and became the first woman Master at the school. She has also written a book covering her teaching tenure called, “Gunta Stölzl: Bauhaus Master”.

Images: Courtesy of guntastölzl.org.