Posts tagged with fabric.

August 20 201412·18 pm17,075 notes

teavibes:

elizabethlovatt:

Bee Quilt

The material has been hand dyed with turmeric, tea and onions skins. Then hand printed with lino cuts to represent the larvae, workers, drones and the single queen bee. The quilt was then then pieced, quilted and bound by hand.

The bees are arranged in a rough imitation of the structure of a hive: the queen is surrounded by workers, each drone and larvae are attended by their own workers, while others form a circle to represent a “bee dance” and some stand guard at the entrance to the hive.

I wanna make this!

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#bees   #quilts   #fabric   #sewing  
August 19 201411·53 am4,311 notes

geddion:

a—fri—ca:

Adinkra symbols

The Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. They are incorporated into walls and other architectural features. 

The symbols have a decorative function but also represent objects that encapsulate evocative messages that convey traditional wisdom, aspects of life or the environment. There are many different symbols with distinct meanings, often linked with proverbs. They were one of the means for the transmission of a complex and nuanced body of practice and belief.

Adinkra symbols

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Photo 1 > Africa

Photo 2 > Adinkra symbols

Photo 3 > Site

(via heirloomrug)

#afican   #adinkra   #ghana   #dyeing   #symbols   #fabric  
August 03 201411·14 pm4 notes

pippaaustin:

Leaf Print and contrast pleat.

#leaves   #nature   #fabric   #sewing   #pleats  
June 24 201412·39 pm241 notes

alisongamm:

the final layout. 

(via jbe200quilts)

#quilt   #color porn   #fabric   #sewing  
May 25 201403·36 pm8,754 notes

ifthisisawoman:

Jim Hodges at the Walker Art Center

Untitled (one day it all comes true), 2013

denim fabric, thread

(via lalakelbel)

#painting   #denim   #sewing   #fabric  
April 27 201410·29 pm102 notes

weftwarp:

Lotus Yarn, Myanmar

Cool in summer and warm in winter, lotus fabric is highly breathable and wearable year-round. With a texture similar to raw silk and linen, lotus fabric is soft, lightweight and naturally waterproof.

- Julie Hall

#lotus   #plant   #thread   #weaving   #cloth   #fabric  
warpandweftblog:

(The super-rainy) Day 3 of wearing @thehill_side ‘s hemp denim sneakers is up on warpandweftblog.tumblr.com, and later today I’ll be talking about this 114-year old “Irish stitch” quilt that my great-grandmother made, back when grandmas did that kind of stuff. #thehillside #quilt #vintage #menswear #textiles #handmade
April 13 201408·24 pm15 notes

warpandweftblog:

(The super-rainy) Day 3 of wearing @thehill_side ‘s hemp denim sneakers is up on warpandweftblog.tumblr.com, and later today I’ll be talking about this 114-year old “Irish stitch” quilt that my great-grandmother made, back when grandmas did that kind of stuff. #thehillside #quilt #vintage #menswear #textiles #handmade

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