Category Archives: Textile

Studio Noortje | My Knitted Boyfriend

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Men, beware! You might be replaced by this happy woolly boyfriend if you are not careful enough! Single women looking for the perfect match, this might be your lucky day.

My Knitted Boyfriend is a huggable cushion made for lonely nights. He is forever smiling and will never leave you. What more can you ask for?

(via Creative Boom)

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Touchka Fashion Tales

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“Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow.” said the Prince, “will you stay with me one night longer?” (Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince)

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“Do you believe in fairies? If you do, clap your hands” (J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan)

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“A black shadow dropped down into the circle. It was Bagheera the Black Panther, inky black all over, but with the panther markings showing up in certain lights like the pattern of watered silk.” (Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book)

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“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a bloom with flowers…” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince)

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“Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters too? I never saw one alive before!”

“Well, now that we have seen each other” said the unicorn, “if you believe in me, I’ll believe in you.” (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass)

Touchka Fashion Tales was founded by Jenny Lumelsky and Tomer Ronen out of their love for storytelling. Their intention was to create timeless pieces, between illustration and fashion, for elegant women.

What to say except that these gorgeous scarves are definitely on top of my wishlist. All of them of course.

(via The Jealous Curator)

Thomas C. Chung | “A Promise Made, Is A Promise Kept”

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I love plants but since I have a tendency to kill them all (too much love?), perhaps it would be a good idea to invest in one of these cuties? (via Frankie Magazine)

Nathalie Lété

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Nathalie Lété is a French artist who creates wonderful illustrations mixing her imagination as well as some real influence from childhood and France in general. Not only does she sell regular prints and silk prints, she also makes hanging toys, cushion covers and… rugs!! Look at these:

 

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Cat or steak? I must admit I love them both. But if you would rather have a cute owl, some simple but beautiful flowers and even a colorful mushroom, you can find them all on her e-shop.

Yumi Okita

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These giants moths are beautiful and hyper realistic. But don’t worry, these moths don’t fly. Yumi Okita is a pretty skillful crafter and handmade these out of fabric, faux fur, paint, cotton and thread. So they aren’t alive. Right?

(via Jealous Curator)

Lucy Sparrow | The Cornershop

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It’s in this kind of occasion that I am SO happy I live in London. Felt artist Lucy Sparrow has taken over an old corner shop and transformed it into a felt wonderland. There you can find the usual stuff you would get from your local corner shop (from biscuits to pregnancy test!), Lucy hand stitched them all! I just cannot wait to go and see them all myself! If you can’t make it to London, not to worry, you can purchase any item on her e-shop.

The Cornershop, 19 Wellington Row, Bethnal Green, London.

(via The Guardian)

Mister Finch and his vintage fabric animals

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These rabbits, spiders and butterflies are not real ones but made out of vintage fabric by the oh so talented Mister Finch.

Mister Finch is an English artist who adores sewing. Self-taught and definitely skilled, he takes his inspiration from the natural life to which he adds another dimension. Flowers, insects and birds fascinate him as well as British folklore. Telling stories by humanizing insects and animals, Finch gives a new life to forgotten materials and tales.

(via This is Colossal)