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.
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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by John Pawson
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