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John Robshaw Textiles

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After he earned a fine arts degree at Pratt and studied traditional block printing in China, John Robshaw journeyed to India. He fell in love with the local artisans fabric-making traditions. The hands-on immediacy and vitality of textiles dyed, printed, woven, stitched, and worn piqued a lifelong fascination. John's forays in Asia have taken him to Gujarat and Rajasthan to work alongside artisans and study their traditional printing methods; he has made court batiks in Yogakarta, Indonesia; > MORE block printed sarongs alongside a family; he has vegetable-dyed ikats in Thailand. In India, John found that he could apply a painterly aesthetic to the traditional method of block-printing by mixing up patterns and overlapping them in a more formally artistic way. There, his signature dynamic look was crafted: an updated spin on the exotic, handmade object; a vibrant mix of sophistication and romantic allure. "I want all the colors, processes and designs from each culture to blend. I redesign them and mix up the processes in ways no one has ever done before. I try to edit them, learn from them, make them my own but retain their essence. In piggybacking these designs and techniques with each other or with my own ideas, what emerges is new and fresh, and yet retains that sense of tradition, of the handmade. When I need to hire someone to help, I pick the old printers. Their hands are shaky and their eyesight is poor, so the pattern comes out slightly off. I want to feel that human touch," says John. John  often travels to India to oversee production, experiment with new techniques, and to work alongside the artisans. He takes care to cultivate and preserve their traditional techniques, but not only in India. As a consultant for Aid to Artisans, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating economic opportunities for craftspeople in developing nations, John has traveled to several countries in support of textile artisans.^ LESS
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  • Periwinkle Quilts & Shams from John Robshaw Textiles
    Periwinkle Quilts & Shams
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  • Kashmir Quilts & Shams from John Robshaw Textiles
    Kashmir Quilts & Shams
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Uzbek Pillow Collection from John Robshaw Textiles
    Uzbek Pillow Collection
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Cobalt Bone Box  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Cobalt Bone Box
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Lapis Curtain  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Lapis Curtain
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Metallic Bone Picture Frame  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Metallic Bone Picture Frame
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Brass Round Vase  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Brass Round Vase
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Metallic Bone Tray  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Metallic Bone Tray
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Kerala Headboard from John Robshaw Textiles
    Kerala Headboard
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Indigo Foldable Waste Basket from John Robshaw Textiles
    Indigo Foldable Waste Basket
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Turmeric Decorative Pillow  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Turmeric Decorative Pillow
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Mitra Tablecloth  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Mitra Tablecloth
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Metallic Bone Box  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Metallic Bone Box
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Periwinkle Curtain  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Periwinkle Curtain
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Brass Jug  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Brass Jug
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Moss Foldable Waste Basket from John Robshaw Textiles
    Moss Foldable Waste Basket
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Eggplant Bone Picture Frame  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Eggplant Bone Picture Frame
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Orissa Headboard from John Robshaw Textiles
    Orissa Headboard
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Mitra Place Mat  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Mitra Place Mat
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Ludoli Duvets & Euros from John Robshaw Textiles
    Ludoli Duvets & Euros
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Meadow Decorative Pillow from John Robshaw Textiles
    Meadow Decorative Pillow
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Bihar Headboard from John Robshaw Textiles
    Bihar Headboard
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Brass Pot  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Brass Pot
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Raatha Curtain  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Raatha Curtain
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Sand Foldable Waste Basket  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Sand Foldable Waste Basket
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Cobalt Bone Picture Frame  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Cobalt Bone Picture Frame
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Loha Place Mat  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Loha Place Mat
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Palli Duvets & Euros from John Robshaw Textiles
    Palli Duvets & Euros
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Chun Decorative Pillow  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Chun Decorative Pillow
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Palli Bed Collection from John Robshaw Textiles
    Palli Bed Collection
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Prasanna Napkins (Set Of 4)  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Prasanna Napkins (Set Of 4)
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Clay Dip Bolster from John Robshaw Textiles
    Clay Dip Bolster
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Trisala Napkins (Set Of 4)  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Trisala Napkins (Set Of 4)
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Trellis Duvets & Euros from John Robshaw Textiles
    Trellis Duvets & Euros
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Bana Dec Pillow  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Bana Dec Pillow
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Lapis Quilts & Shams from John Robshaw Textiles
    Lapis Quilts & Shams
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Mitra Napkins (Set Of 4)  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Mitra Napkins (Set Of 4)
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Turquoise Decorative Pillow  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Turquoise Decorative Pillow
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Prasanna Tablecloth  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Prasanna Tablecloth
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Pipal Indigo Duvets & Euros from John Robshaw Textiles
    Pipal Indigo Duvets & Euros
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Abu Round Decorative Pillows from John Robshaw Textiles
    Abu Round Decorative Pillows
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Loha Napkins (Set Of 4)  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Loha Napkins (Set Of 4)
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Pipal Indigo Bed Collection from John Robshaw Textiles
    Pipal Indigo Bed Collection
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Primrose Indigo Decorative Pillow from John Robshaw Textiles
    Primrose Indigo Decorative Pillow
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Atavi Tablecloth  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Atavi Tablecloth
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Kumera Duvets & Euros from John Robshaw Textiles
    Kumera Duvets & Euros
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Kesula Madder Bolster  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Kesula Madder Bolster
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Atavi Napkins (Set Of 4)  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Atavi Napkins (Set Of 4)
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Fog Ikat Decorative Pillow  from John Robshaw Textiles
    Fog Ikat Decorative Pillow
    John Robshaw Textiles
  • Indigo Turban Quilts & Shams from John Robshaw Textiles
    Indigo Turban Quilts & Shams
    John Robshaw Textiles
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