the legendary bauhaus school in germany produced some of the most influential figures in modern design. although mostly remembered for it's revolution in the field of architecture, the textiles- and the women who made them- should not be overlooked.
I know this isn't LOTR, but this would help me, when I draw eyes.
Anni Albers (1899-1994) was a textile designer, weaver, writer, and printmaker who inspired a reconsideration of fabrics as an art form, both in their functional roles and as wallhangings.
Anni Albers. Design for Wall Hanging. 1927. Saw this at MOMA in NYC, immediately put it on my mental "to do" list. It would make a great quilt.
Germany (made) Date: 1967 (made) 1926 (designed) Artist/Maker: Stölzl, Gunta (weaver) Albers, Anni (designer) Materials and Techniques: Woven silk and rayon Anni Albers studied weaving because it was the only course open to women at the Weimar Bauhaus, an institution founded by Walter Gropius (1883-1969) to train architects, artists and industrial designers. Its aim was to unite architecture and the fine and applied arts. Anni Albers often looked to her colleague Gunta…
Anni Albers Note: As a concept, we can create sophisticated tile patterns by purchasing off the shelf tiles in different colors.