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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

9.24.2008

Textiles of the Week

This West African tie-dyed, chevron-patterned, zebra-striped cotton is believed to be from the Ivory Coast and was described by Hali, April 2006, as the most optically dramatic piece displayed several years ago at the San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Show It reminds me of popular zebra-striped fabrics made today by so many fashionable fabric houses.

Louisiana-based textile collector, Rebecca Vizard, recently posted her 2008 assortment of small Christmas stockings. These are my go-to presents because they are the perfect size for holding gift certificates, large chocolate bars, secret messages for kids, and tiny gifts. Some people hang them on the tree. The stockings are about six to seven inches long and made from fragments of lush antique textiles in both brilliant hues and soft shades. Prices range from $35-$50.

9 comments:

Ivy Lane said...

Those stockings are adorable! Yikes! is it really time to start thinking about Christmas gifts??

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Style Court said...

Hi Ivy,

It is early! Some designers are already working on showhouses or shop windows, and some people like to nab their favorite stockings early, or just be organized. So I thought I'd do the announcement :)

Pigtown-Design said...

I love those little stockings. I am going to try and make some of my own this year!

Style Court said...

meg -- yours will be charming!

Esra said...

How cute is this? This is a great inspiration for everyone to create his own stockings. If I would make some, mine would look oriental(of course), maybe with heavy embroidery and a tassel :-)
What do you think ?

Style Court said...

esra -- beautiful embroidery sounds great!

Mélanie said...

I love these suzani stocking....

Lecia said...

These are a great find. My grandmother used to make this sort of thing.