SKH – Sam Kasten Handweaver

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Massachusetts based Sam Kasten Handweaver began weaving almost forty years ago with Andy Oates who studied at the Black Mountain College with Anni & Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller and other illustrious members of the Bauhaus.

Sam designs and weaves fine textiles for high end residences, hotels, museums and corporate headquarters, making custom fabrics and rugs to his own designs, based on clients designs or matching antique or discontinued weavings. Looms run up to 3.65m widths, allowing for seamless wall covering or drapery.

Also available from SKH based on Kasten’s own or clients’ designs are a collection of impossibly soft blankets and throws woven from baby alpaca and fine merino wool to order, in plains or any geometric pattern, any colour, made by a mill in Peru.

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Perrine Rousseau

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Perrine Rousseau set up her company Perrine Rousseau Creations to produce hand woven, vegetable dyed fabrics in her Paris studio using all natural, organic yarns.

Her collections are largely linen based and are made as a tribute to the beautiful yarns she chooses to work with. The resulting collection is a great testament to this ‘less is more’ philosophy – a palette of fabulous, natural colours, deceptively simple weaves, which are at once deliciously raw yet subtly sophisticated.

Perrine has recently introduced a new collection of machine-woven adaptations of her sobre designs – one reminiscent of crisp, fresh snow, another a raw, structured plain white weave from paper : the whole collection evocative of a fine Japanese kimono.

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