May 4th, 2009
Stenciling a la Alabama Chanin
Alabama Chanin creates an amazing array of beautiful products through a focus on slow design and sustainability.
As outlined on their website, ” Our philosophy centers on the celebration and preservation of uniquely American traditions while building a sustainable business mode. We strive to source materials locally when possible and to reuse, or ‘upcycle’ at every turn. We do not live as though there is no tomorrow; rather, we live as though we know there will be. ” Not only do I find this idea uplifting, I find their products and photography to be incredibly artisticly inspiring. Particularly, and not surprisingly, their use of stencils in the process of creating gorgeous fabrics, clothing and home accessories.
I love this particularly soft and cozy take on classic Moroccan geometric tile patterns in a soft color palette.
Their finished products are a bit pricy, but they also offer Alabama Studio Style Workshops on how to produce their look with hand sewing techniques (how fun!!) and through the Alabama Stitch Book ,which I picked up last year at ABC Carpet and Home. I have to say I think that their style has become much more developed and refined since the book’s publishing and I’m looking forward to keeping up with what they introduce in the future!!
May 4th, 2009 at 9:20 pm
Beautiful use of sustainable textiles! Oh the places we can go!
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