always tons of inspiration from jeana’s closet visits. i want to see more of momo suzuki’s straw sculptures!
i was excited when a package arrived from abrams books (the publisher of printing by hand) with a copy of vera, the art and life of an icon. i’ve been wanting to see this book for a while! vera neumann has been an idol of mine for a long time. she was such a prolific and successful textile designer. what i enjoyed most about the book was reading about her life and her business. she had a close friendship with alexander calder (and her prints inspired by his work are some of my favorites). i’ve always wanted to know more about her, and had a hard time finding information in the past. the book would be a great holiday present for a textile lover!
here is our 2011 mociun + corwin calendar!
we’ve had some mishaps with the printing this year, so we’re offering them for pre-orders now, and they will ship on december 17th. caitlin and i were inspired by a thai tapestry, and as with our past calendars, we cut out the birds from paper and pieced together a collage. the print is 18 x 24″, 4 color, hand screen print. limited edition of 50 pieces.
(our 2009 and 2010 calendars in the bottom photos)
the silk scarves are for sale here. from maria:
Feel the light all around you this Winter and beyond. Wear the light! I have produced these scarves in a very small run just for chelliswilson. The original photographs were taken on film in Cushing, Maine in October just as the darkness would set in every afternoon. Photos were then printed directly on silk and sewn here in Maine. There are only ten of each scarf; they are especially made to order and numbered.
reminder! holiday sale today and tomorrow! so many beautiful things… and the new baggu space is a perfect spot for a sale. i wish i had remembered to bring my camera because these cell phone snaps don’t do justice to the beautiful goods for sale. i came home with a juliet gorman mug, manoogian sweater, and a handful of baggu bags.
dinner + crafts with friends last night… i made a clementine & clove pomander, jennifer made the most delicious vegetable tagine.