Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Luxury from France - Gorgeous Handwoven Textiles

I've always had a special fascination for artists that work with textiles and just recently I had the unique experience of watching someone work at a loom.

After having this experience, I've come to the conclusion that the artists who do this type of work are visionaries.

In my opinion, they're not just artisans but rate up there with oil painters who make unique, breathtaking landscapes.


The amount of vision required to create these beautiful pieces of art that are produced from a loom is extraordinary and I came across a shop on Etsy the other day that offers a variety of just this sort of wearable art.

Gill Back's shop "Tisserande" on Etsy is filled with a beautiful variety of scarves and shawls that are all handwoven on a floor loom using all natural fibers. The artist
especially enjoys working with silk, but also uses cashmere, alpaca, linen and cotton. There's even an offer for requesting custom ordering if you see a design you like but would prefer it in different colors than those offered.

Each piece is beautifully made
and photographed for a pleasure to browse through.

After starting out when given an old 1930's loom, Gill Back now has a studio in France and an absolutely beautiful shop on Etsy to browse through so be sure to stop by and check it out. A small selection of the wool used to make these beautiful creations is even produced from a small flock of the artist's own sheep!

I'm personally drawn to the silk and cashmere pieces, because I love the way fabrics made with those textiles lay and move but I can't think of a single thing in Gill Back's shop that I wouldn't love to own and wear.

TO VISIT THE GILL BACK'S TISSERANDE SHOP ON ETSY, YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!

4 comments:

Tisserande said...

Thank you so much for the feature - you have a great blog.

libellule88 said...

What a great article, love these scarves!

La Maison des Fibres said...

Oh là là! ;-) Très joli

April said...

lovely!

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