Best Awesome Textiles For Anything: Hurley, Block Shop, Berlyn65 & 3 More

Best Awesome Textiles For Anything: Hurley, Block Shop, Berlyn65 & 3 More

Maxwell Ryan
May 27, 2015

While occupying small spaces we need to bring things home that serve multiple purposes. I was recently impressed with a friends ability to use her turkish towel as a scarf, table cloth and picnic blanket all in the span of a weekend (I'm convinced she may have even used this as an actual towel, but I won't speculate too much). The following are some awesome textiles that could be used for a variety of purposes.

This one up top is a 100% linen throw by Caroline Z Hurley of Brooklyn, NY. It is block printed by hand by a cooperative of Guatemalan artisans in New Bedford, Massachusetts with non-toxic acrylic ink and is pre-washed. More choices below...

(Image credit: Block Shop)

From Hopie and Lily Stockman of Block Shop in California, this is one of many of their designs in silk/cotton. Inspired by the wall drawings of Sol Le Witt, they say this one is "back by popular demand." Check out all the others!

  • printed with non-toxic dyes
  • 25% silk, 75% cotton
  • 34 x 86 inches +/-
  • selvage on long sides, raw edge on ends
  • hand block printed by 5th generation master printers outside Jaipur

(Image credit: Auntie Oti)

From this mysterious new source, Auntie Oti, which I believe is based in Brooklyn along with the rest of my world, comes these lovely 100% cotton Kantha blankets along with many other beautiful things: "discarded saris are layered, stitched together by hand, and then overdyed in deep indigo to create a light blanket for any room in the house."

(Image credit: The Chic Artisan)

From The Chic Artisan in Oskaloosa, Iowa (via Etsy), this is a straight ahead, beautiful, hand dyed, 100% linen scarf. 16" x 72" with raw edges.

(Image credit: StitchWallah)

This is a very interesting source. Originally from New Zealand, Hilary N