Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fabric Fanatic


I've been stopping in to visit this wonderful African textile at Christopher Filley's for the last several months.  Of all the things the house needs, this is clearly not a priority, but I yearn for it just the same.


Jennifer Shorto, who has a fabric fascination herself, has developed a short line of fabrics based on Ivory Coast textiles that are long on style.


Graphic and great, you can find them at Michael Smith in LA or on-line here.


The advantage of checking out these wovens on-line is that you can pop over and see some of the wonderful antique textiles in Shorto's collection.


Like this chain-stitched silk on silk.  Heavens.  How many textiles can I hold in my heart?

Image, top, mine - or yours, whatever, the remaining via JenniferShorto.com.

8 comments:

Karena said...

Truly works of art. love fabrics!! Gave away quite a collection a few years back. They are being loved though....

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I think these are fantastic! I am a long admirer and collector of African fabrics myself. And I adore that Kashmiri style crewel work in the last image too!

pve design said...

I "sware"- I dream in textiles. 3-d textiles.
pve

Style Court said...

I'm covering that pillow. Also love "Salt Shaker," another print spotted on her site.

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

These are lovely. I feel the same way about textiles. It would be fascinating to see her collection of antique textiles ; )

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, I feel the same! Sometimes I lament the fact that there is only so much space for fabrics in one house....

Grant K. Gibson said...

I am going to need a whole house just to fill with all of the fabrics that I love. Perhaps we can share?

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I am with you on being textile heavy, I can never get enough. I am looking forward to seeing more from her, this is an interesting collection and the colors and patterns seem very authentic. Thanks for the introduction to her work.