Blog: Textiles

Twelve Tempting Textile Gifts for Christmas 2014

Sock Monkey at Lehman's

Denna Jones Our eclectic range of twelve textile related gifts includes three experiential gifts – exhibitions in London, New York, and Berlin. Whether for others or yourself, there’s something here for everyone. On the border of the Blenheim Palace estate lies the village of Woodstock where The Cotswold Tailor creates bespoke suits as fine as… Read more »

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Exhibitions, Homewares, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles, Uncategorized, Wearable textiles
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Campaign for Wool Warms Up Southwark Cathedral

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Denna Jones Lovers of wool are legging it around the capital to catch events, workshops and exhibitions allied to Campaign for Wool’s fifth annual UK Wool Week (6-12 October 2014). Knit-a-thon at Brora (and a Twitter auction to win the blanket outcome), meet the Maker opportunities, and a Tweed Tea Party are just a few… Read more »

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Events, Exhibitions, Furniture, Interiors, New Collections, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles, Uncategorized
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New Designers 2014: the genius of Gen Z

New Designers Flower Girl by Denna Jones

Denna Jones The annual New Designers exhibition of recent graduate work from across the UK was dominated this year by a demographic whose outlook is a fusion of the youngest of the Millennials (born circa 1980), and the elders of Generation Z (born circa 1995). Your reviewer’s conversations with  Part 1 ND graduates (notably Luna… Read more »

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Laundry Bag Tartan Fashion by London Cloth Company

London Cloth Company laundry bag plaid tartan

Denna Jones In advance of COVER’s exclusive interview later this year with Daniel Harris, Founder of the London Cloth Company, where we will reveal the weaver’s collaboration on a line of tweed upholstery fabrics, we highlight one of Harris’s line of suit-weight tweeds (below) – the “Laundry Bag”. (continued)   British readers with a keen… Read more »

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Vintage Dutch Design – AaBe Wool Blankets Exhibition

reindeer vintage wool blanket

Denna Jones Wool blankets – cream with red or aqua stripes and yellow with red stripes and green borders – are stacked on a flat bed sleigh behind a harnessed reindeer in a snowy landscape. Clad in red with a fur framed yellow hood, the sleigh’s driver holds a receipt for the man in the… Read more »

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Turkish Textiles in Rome

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The Fondaco Dei Turchi shop in Rome is run by Burak Serdaroglu, a Turk who has lived in Italy for twenty years. Serdaroglu sells handmade Turkish textiles which are make in a small family-run factory in Antioch in southeast Turkey. In this interview with Blouin ARTINFO he explains about how he convinced Italians, who are proud… Read more »

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Homewares, Textiles, Wearable textiles

Rubelli on Show in 2013

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The fabrics produced by textile house Rubelli have all the drama, extravagance and historical reference that you would expect of a world-class Venetian company that has been in production for 155 years. Rubelli’s 2013 presents a selection new designs that reflect Italy’s rich textile history with fabrics like Tricorno, Grimani, Galerie des Glaces, Pavone and… Read more »

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Events, Exhibitions, Fabrics, Fairs, Installation, New Collections, Textiles

Otsuki Sama

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  ‘Otsuki Sama‘ – meaning ‘the majesty of the moon’ (a concept of great significance in Japanese culture) – is the name of a website selling textiles, wallpaper, stationery and accessories inspired by traditional Japanese crafts.  After spending 12 years living in Japan, French designer Valérie Bastit Laudier returned to her native France in 2011 to set… Read more »

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Fashion, Homewares, Interiors, Textiles

New Designers alumnus: Jasveer Panesar

The Spirit of Colour By Jasveer Panesar

Denna Jones In less than two weeks, COVER will be a featured media stand at New Designers 2013 – the exhibition for emerging design. Ever on the hunt for trends and new talent in carpet and textile designs, we are delighted to present the work of Jasveer Panesar who exhibited at New Designers 2012 and… Read more »

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Kiki van Eijk in ’s-Hertogenbosch

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Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk graduated from the acclaimed Design Academy Eindhoven and since 2001 have shared a workshop in Eindhoven, working as independent designers. To mark the re-opening of The Het Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch the duo have been invited to exhibit an overview of their work. The exhibition comprises 80 masterpieces… Read more »

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