This beautiful book profiles 25 fabric designers from around the world, including printmaker Jen Hewett of the US (San Francisco), textile designer Naomi Ito of Japan, and First Nation artist Destiny Seymour. This visual feast is filled with a bold range of patterns and vibrant colors as well as inspirational text about each designer’s creative process. It is a fantastic gift for any artist or lover of textiles.
Step inside the studios of today's modern fabric design stars from around the world. From the bold florals of Kaffe Fassett to the subtle patterning of Naomi Ito to the retro style of design collective Ruby Star Society, Modern Fabric features a sophisticated, eclectic group of designers working in an exciting variety of techniques.
Engaging essays explore each designer's life in textiles: education, design beginnings, creative process, dreams, and how they run their businesses. Hundreds of color photographs offer endless inspiration, showing studio spaces, process, textile samples, and products made from the gorgeous fabrics featured in the book. Modern Fabric is an ideal resource for sewers, quilters, crafters, designers, and all those who aspire to a fun, color-filled, modern lifestyle.
About the Author
Abby Gilchrist founded Fiddlehead Artisan Supply shop, Belfast ME, in 2011—a destination shop of modern fabrics and art and craft supplies, appealing to a national audience of discriminating fabric and design shoppers.
Amelia Poole is a textile artist and teacher. She received an MFA in Woven Textile Design and Construction from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey, UK. Poole works from her shop and open studio, Ecouture Textiles, in Brooksville, Maine, and shows her work at fine craft shows and teaches throughout New England.
"In this world-over celebration of textile design, Maine-based fabric enthusiasts and artisans Gilchrist and Poole showcase both well-known fabric-world personalities as well as under-the-radar artisans, from Cape Town to Winnipeg, Osaka to Dallas. In interviews with their subjects, the authors cover topics like business, inspiration, studio work methods, and philosophies, which all begin to blend together in a pleasant way." - Booklist