ANTIPOD Workshop is a creative design studio with a focus on bold textiles, based in Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. With a core belief in the value of the hand-made as modern luxury, ANTIPOD makes a wide range of vibrant textiles featuring fresh color combinations and innovative patterns. A drive for continued experimentation fuels the work, leading to small production runs with limited availability in order to promote space for new work - and feed a low boredom threshold!

Collection #1 | ARTIFACT

Patterns are drawn from original photographs of small details in my local environment. On Main Street in Chinatown, there has been rapid urban development, created in large part by the Winter Olympics held in 2010 as well as the continued popularity of Vancouver as a lifestyle city.

I’m inspired by the unintentional collages created by the posters plastered over every temporary wall erected to screen the massive construction sites lining our streets. These posters are inevitably written on, torn and pasted over forming multiple layers over time.

Pillows are printed using dye sublimation, an environmentally friendly waterless dye process that results in a vibrant, full-color print. Dyes are infused into the fabric at the molecular level, rather than applied to the surface, and so prints will not rub off or fade.

The front of the pillow is a beautifully soft and very hard-wearing velvet that can withstand everyday life and come out of the washing machine as good as new.


Textile Designs for the Activewear Market

October 17, 2016

I'm so happy to be a featured designer over at Pattern Observer!! I did a fantastic online course on designing patterns for the activewear market with Michelle who runs the Pattern Observer Studio, and Lise who's one half of the fab design studio Sisters Gulassa.  I've always been interested in translating my artwork into textiles for licensing and this course has really given me the confidence to put my work out to this growing market. There's an opportunity to do work that's really bold, capturing an urban sporty vibe that's kinda tough and strong. Something that makes women feel really good in their skin when working out - and I think it's a place where even if you are generally fairly conservative, you can take something of a risk with your gear. And...

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September 28, 2016

When I was studying textile design I clearly remember being more than a little skeptical about the hand weaving classes that were part of our curriculum. What could be the use in learning to hand weave when the process of making the cloth that I wore in clothing for example appeared to be the product of a highly technical and industrial process, totally out of reach for an individual maker? I couldn’t see the appeal of what I thought was going to be some homespun version of cloth that was more suited to a Renaissance Faire costume than anything else and I wanted to skip weaving in favour of screen-printing, which I perceived as frankly way more hip than weaving...

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