Fellow RISD graduate Rebecca Atwood has been skyrocketing to pattern superstardom for a while now. Her patterns are born out of sketches, water color painting, and print play and are available in a variety of surfaces. Since this is a textile post, we recommend exploring her bedding or fabric by the yard for recovering your favorite piece! You might see big brands copying her aesthetic more and more as we have, well now you know the origin story. We find a mature playfulness and femininity in her work and have used one of her patterns in a recent project to keep a sitting room from appearing too self-serious (more to come on that).
Oh Minna, you’re so fine, you’re so fine and your store smells like heaven. Although fresh and thoughtful, Minna rugs and pillows have the air of things that have been around for ages. It might have something to do with the fact that founder Sara Berks pulls inspiration from traditional craft and vintage textiles with designs executed by “master weavers and artisan collectives in Mexico, Guatemala, and Uruguay.” With over 30,000 instagram followers, one might not expect such a humble, minimalist shop amongst the often cluttered antique shops of Hudson, NY, but it’s brightness and collaborative nature made it a shop we didn’t want to leave.
FAYCE Textiles was a booth on our must-see list at the 2017 Field + Supply and founder Kim Rosen did not disappoint. We fell in love with the quiet elegance of her patterns, which are available as fabric by the yard and wallpaper (including grasscloth!). She may not be New York-based like the rest, but she is still rock-kicking distance from the Hudson Valley in Massachusetts and her work is too beautiful to exclude.