Le Talisman, 1888. by Paul Serusier (1864-1927)
The Nabis saw their work as a bold new interpretation of their world rather than a revolution against tradition. This bold new interpretation included all over graphic decoration, textile-like ornamental colour and composition and a visceral glow on canvas.
For the textile designer, The Nabis hold enormous inspiration both for the colourist and structuralist. In this painting by Serusier, for instance, we can see the potential for the printer, embroiderer, weaver and knitter.
There is a decorative maximalism that could be transformed in a multiplicity of ways for fashion and interiors. See more paintings here.
Kuna women doing their applique, 2004.
Slow Textiles not only generate timeless artefacts but they expand time. Engaged in contained, communal process, time stops and all that is slow flows in.
This is our first post and our vision for the Slow Textiles platform is to offer a space, physical, mental and virtual, for all individuals who are interested in textiles-related things to meet up, share, exhibit, sell, generate outcomes such as books and journals, films as well as textiles and enjoy!