Thursday, 25 May 2017

Maj Nilsson & Afro Basaldella



I bought this rather gorgeous Haddon print at the Textile Society Fair.  Designed by Maj Nilsson in 1959 for David Whitehead Ltd.  It's so simple it almost reminds me of potato prints.


I've been having a little play with a leather hide I got earlier this week, I think it looks rather good against the bright yellow pocket zip.



The Haddon large tote is now in my Etsy shop.


I bought this barkcloth because it shouted out at me, it seemed the epitome of 1950/60's design, just what people have been trying to replicate ever since and after a bit of investigation it seems that I do have a good eye.  This print was designed by Italian Abstract artist Afro Basadella for David Whitehead, that first Art History degree was not wasted on me! 


I've been experimenting with making my totes stiffer and so bonded the fabric to a hefty middle.
The Afro Basaldella tote can be found in my Etsy shop.



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