ISSUE 7  |  Winter in the Desert

Rachel Craven Textiles at Heath Ceramics

February 13, 2012 2:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Rachel Craven's vibrantly colored linens with geometric forms have a distinctly Native American vibe.

Our friends at Heath Ceramics recently hosted a Meet the Artist evening with LA-based textile designer Rachel Craven. The designer (whose parents were both painters) cites Marimekko and abstract painter Agnes Martin as her major influences. According to Craven, her Circles, Arrows and Dots collection "marries my attraction to bright geometric pattern with my love for the tactile qualities of linen. Combined, I find the effect vibrant, comforting, and subtly seductive." Available at the Heath Store in Los Angeles and online at Rachel Craven.

Above: Nearly White Tablecloth made from Italian linen: $220.

Above: Indigo Linen Tablecloth made from Italian linen with hand block print: $220.

Above: Flax Napkin Set, a set of four Italian linen napkins with red stitch edging; $96