(picture from American Craft page S86)
MAKE ROOM: Modern Design Meets CraftDesigner Mike Smith from Forage Modern in Minneapolis selected one of Twisted Textiles' throws.
Vision from Mike Smith, "When I saw W. John Jameson III's throw- a new product- it immediately felt familiar. This is because Jameson's pieces are loom woven and made with natural fibers. He's taken an ancient technique and made it relevant. His work combines quality, simplicity, and comfort."
"One of this year’s participating designers is Mike Smith of Forage Modern Workshop in Minneapolis. For his inspiration piece, he selected a throw created by New York fiber artist, John Jameson. “When I saw John Jameson III’s throw — a new product — it immediately felt familiar,” says Smith. “This is because John’s pieces are loom-woven and made with natural fibers. He’s taken an ancient technique and made it relevant. His work combines quality, simplicity, and comfort.” "
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"Tossing an exquisite scarf around your neck transforms any outfit. Throwing a square of fabulous fabric over a bed or chair remakes a whole room. It was thus an obvious move for W. John Jameson III of Twisted Textiles to expand his gorgeous neckwear in both scale and function. “Stitching my woven scarves together create a story and work in any interior,” says Jameson, who hand weaves together everything from cashmere, silk, alpaca and Vermont handspun wool to hand-painted silk ribbons, metallics and exotic yarns from all over the world. The New York City based artisan’s original patterns and palettes have earned recognition in the crowded accessory niche of the fashion world. Plus his new line of throws is gaining similar traction, featured in American Craft April/May 2013 issue."
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American Craft MagazineApril/May 2012
One of my scarves can be seen in the American Craft Magazine in the April/May issue page S79 in the Twin Cities Style Makers section. It is worn by John Oliva.
Woman Around TownSeptember 9, 2011
W. John Jameson III was first attracted to textiles at summer camp in his pre-teens when macramé was big. Remember macramé? Commissions for plant holders earned extra candy and ice cream. Jameson had been drawn to the arts from early childhood. Choate Rosemary Hall (boarding school) in Wallingford, Connecticut, believed in complete exposure. In a Paul Mellon funded I.M. Pei building, he studied drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics. When his weaving teacher, Jane Gustin, showed him “the beauty in textiles,” the boy felt an immediate affinity. He liked the idea of wearable art.
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Manhattan, New York - examiner.comDecember 7, 2009
While doing some holiday shopping at a trunk show on the Upper East Side, I discovered an artist who designs and creates the most intricate, beautiful scarves I have ever seen. John Jameson is the talent behind Twisted Textiles. Jameson blends colors and materials together to produce one-of-a-kind pieces of art that will keep you warm and snuggly all winter long without sacrificing beauty or style.
Spending hours at the loom, Jameson weaves together the best cashmere, wool, and hand dyed silks. The result would please anyone who admires Chanel tweed-y textures or Rodarte’s deconstructed, collaged fabrics. Using all the colors in the rainbow, Jameson’s talent is in pairing strips of bright color woven through solids, often offering just a hint of brightness, or a sliver of shimmer. Some pieces even have silk strips knotted to the ends to create the fringe. The piece that I purchased is a black cashmere base with pinks, purples, yellows and a soft blue shimmer that blend to create the most intricate collage of textures.
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