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Criss-Cross Throw 1

c. 2018

by Faye Toogood
for Teixidors

Criss-Cross Throw 1 is part of Faye Toogood’s collec­tion of blanket designs for the Spanish textile firm Teix­i­dors. The collec­tion offers a playful, textural take on a tradi­tional favorite and is comprised of three vari­a­tions, each offer­ing distinct yet conjoined weaves that present a variety of discrete textures in a single piece. Criss-Cross 1 featured here, combines a grey-off white with black & Earth Grey edges and black orange & Earth Grey lines. These tones are achieved through a combi­na­tion of natural wool tones and regular and vegetable dyeing.

The textile trip­tychs are hand-loomed in the Teix­i­dors work­shop using natural ecolog­i­cal merino wool, care­fully washed to achieve a lightly felted and soft finish. Each piece consists of three woven quadri­lat­er­als of subtly differ­ing propor­tions and hues, sewn together into a long patch­work with fringed edging. The tactile qual­i­ties of the pieces are further enhanced with felt-like elements and Teix­i­dors’ char­ac­ter­is­tic appliquéd cords, making each of these tripar­tite blan­kets into a domes­tic anthol­ogy of fabric textures.

Faye Toogood

United Kingdom (1977)

Faye Toogood is a British artist working in a diverse range of disciplines, from sculpture to furniture and fashion. Her works have been acquired for the permanent collections of institutions worldwide, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Corning Museum of Glass in New York, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and the Fabergé Museum in St Petersburg.

Faye has been exhibited at Phillips de Pury and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Triennale in Milan, and D Museum in Seoul.

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