Nagoya native Kazuhito Takadoi creates these embroidered composition using materials he has grown and selected in his own garden. The horticulture and art graduate hand threads leaves, grasses and twigs onto heavy handmade washi paper. He writes this about his art:
“Nature is both my inspiration and my source of material, which is provided in abundance from my garden and allotment. There are no added colours, everything is natural, simply dried then woven, stitched or tied.”
Images: Courtesy of Kazuhito Takadoi.
Danish textile designers Helle Gråbaek and Maria Kirk Mikkelsen (founder of Studio Gemakker) created these patterns with strips of painted paper entitled ‘Salute the Sketch’.
“We salute the sketch and that which is unfinished. The incomplete that arouses curiosity and opens for opportunities. Raw edges, the presence of humans and time. We nurture the experimental. A process for the unknown, a manifestation of rapid thinking and the spontaneous quest for the sublime.”
Images: Courtesy of Studio Gemakker.
Would really love a few of these colorful hand woven seat covers and chairs, the creation of UK-based textile designer and weaver, Angie Parker. Inspired by traditional Scandinavian rug weaving techniques she applies the same vibrant color palette in her collection of area rugs as well.
Images: Courtesy of Angie Parker Textiles.