I purchased little bits of dotted cloth in the cities I visited last spring. Me, who usually only buys white fabric.
I like them best when they are almost but not quite in a grid. This red and white as well as the blueish one below are by Japanese designer Naomi Ito . Wabi sabi, perfect imperfection.
Both were found at raystitch when Ned and I were in London last June. The shop itself is not as commercial as the web site makes out.
The detail shows that this cloth is really two layers.
Jung says that tiny spots are archetypal symbols of the mysterious creative, the starting point from which all things arise.
I think of them as representing all of us who are alive, so small. Just specks.
All different. All the same.habu textiles and I bought half a yard of this black and red dot.
Not only are there three layers in this fabric, the dots are actually holes. I love that., I'm attracted to that. But I do not want to say exactly why because I do not know.
John Paul Morabito burns dot-holes into his weaving and I've quoted his artist statement about why he does this on my modernist aesthetic blog.