Tag Archives: #textile

Sarah Campbell Designs

Loving these dolls created by UK based textile designer, Sarah Campbell, who has spent most of her lifetime creating patterns. Love of patterns, colors and hand-painted designs are the hallmarks of her work. The dolls are handmade with prints designed in the 60’s and 70’s by
Sarah Campbell and her sister, Susan Collier. Each doll is decorated with a tiny patchwork heart.
On Selvedge Magazine she says this about herself:

“I began working in fabric design as a teenager – in the very first place, I got started by going to help my older sister, Susan Collier, when she became busy painting patterns for Liberty and Richard Allen Scarves in the early ’60s. We went on to work together for 50 years making designs for textiles, wallpapers and other surfaces and converting cloth; we co-founded the original company Collier Campbell in 1979/80. Since Susan’s death in 2011, I’ve built a company under my own name painting new patterns and developing new areas of work. “

“Textiles are designed to be used – and we always painted our patterns with their end-use in mind. I have cloth and images to hand and plenty of ideas – so creating a line of goods seemed a natural development. I really enjoy hand-painting fabrics, scarves, hankies, papier-maché animals, and I love making things. I know people love colour and pattern – and decoration is second nature to me!”

You can view more of her work and purchase her designs on her website.

Images: Courtesy of Sarah Campbell.

Alison Holt

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Totally amazed by these machine embroidered landscapes and seascapes created by British textile artist, Alison Holt. Her process of painting in stitches is as follows:  ‘Each piece is a combination of silk painting and stitch. The painting creates depth, perspective and richness to the work and combines effectively with stitch to give detail and texture.’

and her artist statement:
‘I aim to make a connection with people through my work, to transport them to a place and a moment in time. I am inspired by the detail in nature, the patterns, rhythms and textures. I want to create an emotional response in the viewer to the landscape that is important to me.’

Images: Courtesy of Alison Holt.

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Ringolin

RingolinWe’ve made a few banners (buntings) for some family gatherings but I’m thinking this might be my next DIY project. Found this design on the Japanese handmade site, Creema, and sold under the shop name, Ringolin. Pleased that the banner has both form and function with those great “hanging pockets” that can be filled with goodies.

Images: Courtesy of Creema and Ringolin.

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