Textile Designer

Textile Designer

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show

Tribal and Textile Arts Show in San Francisco, CA

This weekend in San Francisco, the Tribal & Textile Arts Show is happening at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. I went for the opening night Thursday, and also volunteered for the Textile Arts Council there on Saturday. There is a staggering amount of incredible art and artifacts, from African masks, to tribal jewelry, to samurai armor, ...

Block Printing on Fabric

Printing my block onto a tea towel (photo by Jen Hewett)

Last weekend, I went to a block printing on fabric workshop taught by Jen Hewett at the Handcraft Studio School in Emeryville. I have had some previous experience with printmaking, especially in linocut & woodcut, but I had never applied block prints to fabric. I spent a few days beforehand working out my design and repeat, drawing ...

Shibori: Dyeing with Indigo

Henry mixes the soda ash & indigo dye

  It has been a while since I posted to my blog, but with summer coming to an end, I wanted to share one of the highlights of the past few months-- experimenting with indigo dyes! We got a great, easy to use Indigo Dye Kit from Dharma Trading company, as well as lots of white and ...

Textile Design Portfolio and Blog

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Textile Design Portfolio Welcome to the textile design portfolio and blog for Joan Nahurski.  I am a textile designer of specialty consumer products for the home.  My designs have been successfully marketed through all three major channels: catalogs, retail stores, and the Internet.  Currently I am creating textile designs for the home furnishing retail industry. Textile Design ...