January 21, 2013

I’ve come to realize that I have a thing for stitch. Whether sewn or merely implied with a painted line, there is something about a cloth or canvas traversed with thread. Like tracks in the snow, these pricks and tucks are echoes from another time. Traces of a different story, weaving their way across a pristine landscape, they add textured, dimension, and a bit of mystery. Present but vague, these ghosts are not to be ignored. Their identity revealed after only the most carefully scrutiny.

Perhaps this fascination with the subtleties of stitch, explains the allure of the small and intimate collection of copirates. Another find from Ms. Beau, my source for everything French and fabulous, copirates is a collaboration between artists Myriam Balaÿ Devidal and Lydia Rump, who share influences and experiences in fashion, theater, and textile design. Featuring handmade items by the artists themselves, or by their friends and fellow creators, copirates is an unusually personal selection of sewn and other goods – storied gems, adding character to the person and home.

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