textile design

Don’t Know Textile Artist Qualeasha Wood? You Will.

If you’ve not yet heard of textile artist Qualeasha Wood, you will soon. The emerging artist uses two different techniques for her unusual and provocative work: tapestry and tufting. In both she evolves the traditional craft from a decorative element into a personal statement expressed through self-portraiture. The pieces reflect her experiences living as a queer Black woman, the interplay between analog and digital, and relationship between artist and art. (more…)

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15 Textile Designers Customize An Iconic Chair for Charity.

I love it when artists do this. In addition to the over 80 posts we’ve written about artists who create work for charitable auctions, we previously brought you two others about chairs: the 31 incarnations of the Vernor Panton Chair created for charity and 20 Artist Decorated Eames Chairs for charity. Now we bring you the UK’s A Day To Remember, a 675 Chair Charity Project in which fifteen designers known for their textiles and upholstery have customized the classic chair. (more…)

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