Kathleen Bingham

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3 Industry Icons Recall the Last Half Century

An email announcing the Grogan and Co. auction of the Opie Collection on January 31st sparked this story.   James Opie, Leslie Stroh and Michael Grogan,...
Mohamed Farid Khamis

Founder of Oriental Weavers Mohamed Farid Khamis dies at 80

ATLANTA, GA - Mohamed Farid Khamis passed away at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on Saturday, September 19, 2020, due to complications from...

Creative Matters Functions in Disaster and Finishes in Style

Normally, we do not publish in almost its entirety any release from a rug vendor -- and certainly not on our curated web site....

ZOOMing and Post-Pandemic Predictions for Selling Rugs

For the past two weeks, my days have been filled  ZOOMing and INSTAGRAMing.  I have gone to High Point and Atlanta.  I have been...

One Design by Creative Matters – Multiple Applications and Colorations

Initially designed in 2008 for Creative Matters' Aerial Collection, Nova is frequently requested by designers and their clients. The versatile design reinvents itself not...

Turquoise Mountain Opens Markets For Textiles Handwoven by Myanmar Artisans

Myanmar is a wonderfully diverse country made up of more than 135 different ethnic groups, each with its own history, culture, language, as well...

Welcome to Creative Matters Colour Lab

"We are ... discussing potential creative uses for the space...."  Carol Sebert,  of Creative Matters, wrote in January, about the 1000 square feet of...

The Most Luxurious Textile – Lace

Messy Nessy is my favorite Internet Blog. Twice a week, she posts amazing finds.  On Valentines, a subject was The Coded Couture of Antique...

An Interactive Woven Carpet Grows in Abu Dhabi

During the last weeks of 2019, We Make Carpets built a new installation at the Al Hosn Festival in Abu Dhabi. The process of installing...

Jaipur Rug’s Director of Design Ruminates on the Design Process

“As much as I would like, nothing in my world is a habit or a ritual,” says Kavi Chaudhary,  “The process stays very spontaneous,...

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