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.
Artist and craft-maker Kate Bowles created these hand bound notebooks and journals with particular attention to the intricate bindings on the spine. The UK-based maker uses fabric, paper, vintage haberdashery and assorted found materials to create these functional books. We love how she also incorporates embroidery, weaving, smocking, knitting, stitching and darning into her work. You can follow the artist on her blog and on Facebook. The books can be purchased here in her Folksy shop.
Images: Courtesy of Kate Bowles.
Jaipur-based Chinar Farooqui is the designer and founder of one of our favorite clothing and home textile brand, Injiri. Her passion lies in traditional textiles drawing inspiration from folk clothing, her childhood in Rajasthan, her travels and her love of time-honored Indian textiles and techniques. Her product line is entirely made by hand– from weaving and dyeing to the last trims and finishes passing through the hands of craftspeople from various parts of india. In an interview on Interiors by Jacquin she says this about her perfect day:
“Textile and garment design are close to my heart, so it’s important that I spend time creating. A perfect day is on in which I have achieved enough in terms of my creative work. Since my work involves many other aspects of business, I do have days in which I do not find enough time to do creative things – and therefore I really have to strike the right balance.”
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Images: Courtesy of Injiri.