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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Events: August-December 2014

August 8-10 Berkshire Crafts Fair, Great Barrington MA
August 16- 19  NY Now, Javits Center, NYC,  wholesale to the trade (Booth #9554)
October 24-26 Memorial Gallery Fine Craft Show, Rochester NY 
November 1-2  Artrider Crafts at Purchase, Purchase NY 
November 20-23 Hudson Mohawk Weavers Guild, Latham NY
December 4-7 Craft Boston, Hynes Conv Ctr, Boston, MA
December 12-14 Artrider Crafts at the Armory, Morristown NJ 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Events from January-June 2014

January 18  Trunk Show at The National Men's Shop, 385 Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY   10-2pm

Feb 19-20 American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Ctr, Pratt St, Baltimore MD, Booth 227
to the Trade Only  www.craftcouncil.org/baltimore

Feb 21-23 American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Ctr, Pratt St, Baltimore MD, Booth 227
for the General Public   www.craftcouncil.org/baltimore

Feb 28-March 2  Germantown Friends School Craft Show, 31 West Coulter St, Philadelphia PA
http://www.germantownfriends.org/parents/parents-association/craft-show/index.aspx

April 10-13 dcTrunk Show, Harman Hall, 610 F St NW, Washington DC  www.dctrunk.com

April 25-26  Arts and Crafts Festival, Arts Center, 265 River St, Troy NY   www.artscenteronline.org/events-performances/

June 15  Beekman St Art Fair, part of Saratoga ArtsFest, Saratoga Springs NY www.saratogaartsfest.org





Thursday, July 25, 2013

Designing new samples

In preparation for our trade show at New York Gift next month, I'm designing a couple new style scarves for fall. Here are some process shots showing multiple colorways side by side to work out warp and fill formats and colors on smaller size swatches before weaving full-size scarf samples. This is the kind of creative work that I wish I had more time for....it's so much fun to play with color and switch out yarns to get  unusual color crossings. After the swatch blanket is complete, we all examine it and decide which swatches work best to make up the new collection.





Scarf swatch blanket- 3 colorways side by side, changing some of the warp colors

Arranging cones at the warping board for sample swatch blanket

View from the lease pegs of the warping board looking down at yarn cones- 4 colorways warped side by side

Scarf swatch blanket with 4 colorways side by side. This weave has 2 different colored fills so many times the crossings (weft or fill colors that are different than the warp colors)are more interesting than the true fills(fill colors that are the same as the warp colors)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer 2013

For the first time since we opened our shop in Saratoga, we offered weaving lessons. Students were able to choose their own projects and materials, based on previous experience. They produced scarves, table runners and mats, a small throw, and fabric yardage- impressive! We taught students each process from warping to dressing a loom, weaving and finishing. As one of our students exclaimed at the end of her session, " I will never look at fabric the same way again!"

Fall production for our retail shows and our wholesale accounts is in full swing. Here is a listing of the shows we will be exhibiting at this fall. We will keep our shop open normal hours as well. Hope to see you this fall in our booth at a show near you or at the shop wrapping up in our handwoven clothing!

Show Schedule Fall 2013

August 9-11 Berkshire Craft Fair
 Monument Mt H’School,  Route 7
Great Barrington MA

August 17-20 New York Now
(To the Trade Only- NY Gift Fair)
Jacob Javits Center,  NYC NY

October 4-6  Hudson Valley  Arts Festival
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9
Rhinebeck NY
www.artrider.com

October 25-27 Smithsonian Craft 2 Wear
National Building Museum
401 F St NW, Washington DC

November 1-3  Fine Craft Show
Memorial Art Gallery, 500 Univ.  Ave
Univ of Rochester  Rochester NY
mag.rochester.edu/events/fine-craft-show

November 21-24 Hudson Mohawk Weavers Guild
Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road 
Newtonville NY

December 6-8 Craft Boston
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St,  Boston MA
www.societyofcrafts.org/cbholiday/holidayinfo.asp


December 13-15 Crafts at Morristown
Western Ave Armory
Morristown NJ
http://www.artrider.com


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Design Mode January 2013













Here is a pile of scarves being "unfringed."  The roll has been woven as long yardage, then cut and sewn into individual scarves. To make the decorative fringe at the bottom, the weft yarn is pulled out or unwoven for a couple inches till it's caught in the stitches.                                                                          


Here's our new line of bamboo stripes in multi-pattern weaves that form stripes of leno, an open-stitch weave and herringbone, a pointed twill weave. Bamboo fiber takes dye very well and we love the radiance of these stripes.                                                                          












We always strive to be a zero-waste studio, and it's always fun to come up with new products using our handwoven "scraps." These are a series of kits assembled and ready to be sewn into pouch bags.
We have 2 fine craft shows coming up soon. The first is the American Craft Council show in Baltimore which takes place February 20-24. The first 2 days are wholesale to the trade only and the weekend is open to the public. Visit craftcouncil.org/baltimore for more info.
March 22-24 will find us at the Paradise City Arts Show in Marlborough MA at the Royal Plaza Trade Center. Visit paradisecityarts.com for more info.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Exciting News!!

We just got word that our studio has been chosen as one of 100 finalists (out of 2000 entries) in the American Made Awards sponsored by Martha Stewart.! If we get enough votes between now and September 24, we could win some major national exposure as well as $10,000!
We would be so grateful if you could take a couple minutes every day for the next 2 weeks, visit this website and place your vote.
http://americanmade.marthastewart.com/finalists
Type in "Textile Studio" in the Search box.
Thank you so much for your support of our American-made business!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fall 2012 Show Schedule


It's going to be a very busy fall and we are getting ready for it!  Hope to see you at one of these shows where you will find the very best artisans from all over the country.

Aug 10-12  Berkshire Craft Fair
Monument HS,  Route 7, Great Barrington MA
www.berkshirecraftsfair.org

Aug 18-21  New York Gift Show
Booth 9549 Javits Center, New York NY
(Wholesale only) www.nyigf.com

Sept 29-30 Armonk Craft Fair
Westchester Community Park,  Armonk NY
 www.armonkoutdoorartshow.org

Oct 12-14 Westchester Craft Show
Westchester County Center, White Plains NY

Oct 20-21 Northeast Fine Craft Show
Proctors Theatre, Schenectady NY
www.proctors.org

Nov 2-4  Rochester Fine Craft Show
Memorial Art Gallery, Univ of Rochester, NY
http://mag.rochester.edu

Nov 16-18 Washington Craft Show
Convention Center, Washington DC
www.craftsamericashows.com/washington

Nov 30-Dec 2 Crafts at Morristown (confirmed)
Western Ave Armory, Morristown NJ
www.artrider.com/morristown

Dec 7-9 CraftBoston (confirmed)
Cyclorama, Tremont St,  Boston MA

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Laundry Day

July is the month we usually get serious about fall scarf production. We've collected orders from shops and galleries since February, entered the data in our computer system, and printed out inventory reports specifying how many of each style is needed by each account and by when. In the "old" days (80's and very early 90's) I would chart the orders on huge pieces of graph paper.... I'm so glad the computer compiles all this data for us effortlessly now...so we can concentrate on designing and weaving!

After the warps come off the loom, we launder them to give them a lived-in softness. Here they're drying on our railing on a breezy July day. When dry, the long warps will be cut into individual scarves, steam-pressed, sewn, unfringed, labeled, then boxed up and sent to specialty shops around the country.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Smithsonian Craft Show April 2012

Our week in Washington was wonderful!  We spent the week of April 17th in the glorious National Building Museum at the one and only Smithsonian Craft Show.  Exhilarated and exhausted, we came home with a pile of orders and a whole lot less inventory... thank you to the Smithsonian Women's Committee and our patrons for another incredible show!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

All in a Day's Work

Last day of January 2012.... This month we focused on new fabric design and construction.  The looms get "dressed" and "undressed" repeatedly as we change warp colors, draws (the order in which yarn is threaded through the heddles on the loom) and sett (how densely or loosely the warp threads are placed together.) Dressing the loom can be very tedious, especially when it's an all day process involving 500 different ends (threads) each threaded through an individual heddle on the loom.  Good to have some help or at least some warm fur to keep me company!  

Our late winter/early spring shows are coming up soon:
February 22-26 American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore MD
March 23-25 CraftBoston, World Trade Center, Seaport Blvd. Boston MA
April 18-22 Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington DC



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Show Schedule Dec 2011 - April 2012

Hope to see you soon at a show near you!  Click on the show for more info on show's website.

WINTER 2011

WINTER/SPRING 2012


We are pleased to be featured in the current issue of Ornament Magazine, an international publication focusing on the "art of personal adornment" including jewelry, costume, and art to wear.  Click here to see the online article.

Late Fall at the Studio

Pile of cut scarves ready for hemming. We use a vintage straight stitcher made by Singer in the 60's, not a fancy machine but a real workhorse!

Laundered warps hanging out to dry. We've had a mild winter and the ramp railings provide a good clothesline.
Here is one of our latest scarves- vibrant colors for fall and winter.
This one would look gorgeous on camel, grey, black, or navy coat. Magenta and topaz checks woven with a little bit of citron green.
In soft drapey rayon chenille.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall Production



September is a busy month at Textile Studio...our looms and sewing machines are whirring with activity. We're shipping our scarves and accessories all over the country to shops and galleries carrying our work. Look for the frittelli & LOCKWOOD label at a special store near you!

Monday, August 22, 2011

2011 Fall Show Schedule

The first crimson fall leaf landed on our patio today and so starts the slow change towards fall, our favorite season.... because it's scarf season!  Our fall schedule is set, see below, and of course we welcome you to visit us in our open studio/gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY.  We look forward to showing you our cozy handwoven scarves, caps, and clothing for men and women.....


September 2-5    Longs Park Craft Fair   Booth 172   Longs Park  Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster PA   www.longspark.org/art.html

October 22-23   Proctors Fine Craft Show   Proctors Theatre
Schenectady NY   www.proctors.org/events/northeast-fine-craft-festival-2011

November 17-20   Hudson Mohawk Weavers Guild     Pruyn House    Old Niskayuna Road
Colonie NY     518-583-2129 for more info

November 19-20     Craft Westport    Staples High School  on  North Ave
Westport  CT     www.artrider.com/WPT11.html

December 2-4    Craft Morristown      Armory on Western Ave
Morristown NJ   www.artrider.com/mtownH11.html

December  9-11  Craft Boston    Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street   Boston MA     www.societyofcrafts.org/cbholiday

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer!

Getting ready for the summer crowds in Saratoga who spend alot of time outdoors in the evening at our fabulous SPAC outdoor ampitheatre or on the patios of our fabulous restaurants. We have the perfect accessory for cool summer evenings- a lacy shawl handwoven of bamboo fiber in a luscious pink and taupe combination.  I was pressing it and realized the reason we all love this color so-  it reminds us of neapolitan ice cream, where the strawberry and chocolate and vanilla all melt together soft and creamy.  Happy Summer everyone!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Arts Fest June 10-12, 2011!


Crocheted Pears and Felted Tomatoes
almost good enough to eat.... but a little
too high in fiber!

We are part of ARTS FEST this weekend June 10-12 at our shop in the Beekman Street Arts District. An open house/studio, visiting fiber artists, and weaving demonstrations will take place Saturday 10-8 pm and Sunday 12-4 pm. The galleries in our Arts District will display special pieces for ARTS FEAST- handmade functional art in tableware and table coverings. Textile Studio will be adding fun fiber food too- all handmade by American artisans using knit, crochet, and felting techniques.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring 2011



SPRING SHOW SCHEDULE 2011

March 25-27 Craft Boston, World Trade Center, Boston, MA (retail) www.craftboston.org

April 1-3 Craft New York, 7W Building, 34th St & Fifth Ave, New York, NY (retail) www.artrider.com

April 14-15 Invitational Trunk Show, Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F St NW, 9am-9pm.
https://sites.google.com/site/invitationaltrunkshow

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Baltimore Feb 2011- American Craft Council Fair


Our menswear collection- neckties, scarves, and our new line of asymmetrical pieced vests. We have a small but loyal men's following at this show, artful dressers.

Booth 530, our little corner of the world, among 700 top notch craft artists from across the USA. Here we're showing some new linen/silk jackets for spring along with our bamboo scarves and shawls. This is a well-attended show and it's great to be appreciated by an enthusiastic, buying crowd.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Year in New York!


A roll of rayon chenille plaid scarf warp fresh off the loom. After the roll is laundered, it's cut and sewn into several scarves. This one will brighten up a dark winter day!

Three different weaves in three different fibers- merino/tencel, alpaca, and bamboo.

We started our new year designing samples for the New York Gift show which opened the end of January. Jeri, Morgan, and I wove warp after warp, changing fills for each new colorway, experimenting with a new merino/tencel yarn, and playing with pattern formats and sizes. It was a challenge to produce several new scarf lines in a month. Here's one collection at the show featuring parts of 3 different collections all in bamboo fiber.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our best to you and yours for a joyful new year... looking forward to seeing you soon at a show or at the shop! 143 Grand Ave at Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs NY. Winter hours are Weds- Sat 10-5. Other times gladly arranged.