Tag Archives: #textile

Don Fisher

These handmade fish bags are the creations of graphic designer Julia Castaño. The Barcelona-based artist sells her fun wares under the brand, Don Fisher. The bags are made with the highest quality materials. The insides are fleshy and full of bones and sometimes teeth.

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her items can be purchased on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Don Fisher

Sara Impey

The sewing machine is the writing tool of textile artist Sara Impey who specializes in machine stitched lettering. The UK-based quiltmaker originally trained as a newspaper journalist inspired by words and narratives. We get an insight on the artist in her interview with Molly Makes:

“I began stitching text in 2004. I had wanted to do so for some time, and tried to find a way of incorporating it into my existing working methods which at the time consisted of elaborate repeated patterns using machine appliqué set against bold geometric backgrounds. I didn’t want the text to be an add-on, but an integral part of the design. My first text-based quilts were simply lists of related words or reproduced verses from Victorian samplers. It was when I started stitching my own writing that I felt I had finally found my ‘voice’ as a quilter – more than thirty years after making my first quilt. It was a very long apprenticeship! The text on my quilts is all free-motion machine stitching, letter by letter. I mention this because these days a lot of people assume it is digital embroidery.”

You can follow the artist on her website. Her book, ‘Text in Textile Art’ is available on Amazon.

Images: Courtesy of Sara Impey.

Phillipa A. Taylor

Admiring the work of Melbourne-based artist Phillipa A. Taylor, who combines her porcelain pieces with detailed weaving. Her unique range of porcelain ware and jewelry are a combination of wheel thrown and hand building techniques. On an interview with We are Scout we learn this about this inspiring artist:

“I’m a Tassel Maker, Macramé Knotter, Potter, Thrifter, Collector, Mother and Cactus Lover!”

“I find inspiration from the making process, one idea always leads to another then another! I’m constantly looking to create a variety of things and I’m not afraid to experiment and try new things. Not everything works but that is part of the fun! I keep motivated by engaging with the most amazing design and maker community on Instagram! I love the blogging community and have made many dear friends too.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook, Instagram. and her blog, Ouch Flower. Some of her pieces can be purchase on Big Cartel.

Images: Courtesy of Phillipa A. Taylor.