When it comes to textiles, there's many different areas, knitted, weaving, embroidery, surface, dying, mixed media, the list is endless. One area of textiles that I don't particularly specialise in is, but really admire is printed textiles. For as long as I can remember I've always loved printed textiles, especially hand printed textiles.
A few months back, when I visited Paris, I went for a studio visit to Antoinette Poission
Antoinette is a interior design company based in Paris, they specialise and design domino paper, fabric, boxes, notebooks, bespoke objects, small furniture and decors. What makes Antoinette Poisson, special is, everything is handmade, hand blocked and hand painted following traditional 18th century techniques all based in their studio
One thing I really found fascinating about the company was learning about domino paper. Domino paper is following traditional 18th century techniques, which requires you to print and paint by hand on handmade rag paper also known as cotton paper, in order to create a decor piece, each piece is designed individually applying colour with stencils. To create an entire wall, several sheets of domino is combined together.
This craftsmanship is very unique, although one may not have an entire wall designed using this technique, you can have one single sheet framed as a piece of art, which is equally as special.