Follow by Email

There was an error in this gadget

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.

Happy New Year!

Our looms and weavers are happy to be in design mode this January after a bustling fall production schedule! New accessory and clothing fabrications for spring 2011 are taking shape and our show schedule for the next few months is confirmed:

Jan 29- Feb 2 New York Gift Show, Javits Center, New York, NY (to the trade only)
Feb 24-27 American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Conv Ctr, Baltimore MD (retail)
March 25-27 Craft Boston, World Trade Center, Boston, MA (retail)
April 1-3 Craft New York, 7W Building, 34th St and Fifth Ave, New York, NY (retail)

Our best to you and yours for a joyful new year... looking forward to seeing you soon at a show near you!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2nd Annual Holiday Open House! Sat Dec 4th, 10am - 8 pm

Please come visit our studio on Saturday, December 4th for our 2nd Annual Holiday Open House! Handwoven clothing and accessories for men, women, & children, fiber art gifts, housewares, and dog coats. Holiday treats and special sales all day..... come in out of the cold and wrap up in something warm and cozy from Frittelli & Lockwood!


We need a little extra help to get ready for the holiday rush. MacDuff, here modeling a handwoven tartan dogcoat, does his part. He's excited for the Open House and meeting new friends!


We get an hour of weekend help here and there from our teen assistants.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Street News


Early in November, the city replaced our century-old water main on Beekman Street. Heavy duty vehicles blocked the main intersection for a couple days. But it was business as usual inside Textile Studio. The clacking looms competed with the hum/roar of the backhoe outside and customers found us, picking their way through the messy crosswalks....


We're pleased to report the construction is done and we have squeaky clean new water pipes! All is well on Beekman Street again.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Early Pumpkin Harvest


Just "harvested" from Jane MacAlpine's Adirondack studio..... felted from earthy orange, brown, and green roving, these little wool pumpkins are available at Textile Studio now for early fall decorating.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fall Harvest Colors


Here's our booth at the Evanston show the end of August. Lots of wonderful customers and great response to our new fall jackets, vests, caps, and scarves. We're back at the studio working on orders and ready for our local customers to visit and try on some new pieces. Welcome, Fall!

Some new colorways in Chenille Scarves- this one is called "harvest" and it's ready for wrapping up in at the first cool nip in the air...

Upcoming Events:
October 23,24 Northeast Fine Crafts Fest, Proctors Theatre, Schenectady NY
October 30,31 Fall Fest in Saratoga Arts District, Beekman St, Saratoga NY
November 18-20 Weavers Guild Show, Pruyn House, Latham NY
December 10-12 CraftBoston, Cyclorama, Tremont St, Boston MA

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ready for Ballet Season!


We just finished weaving a group of bamboo and linen shawls perfect for the upcoming ballet season here in Saratoga Springs. New York City Ballet is in residence from July 6-17 here at SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center.)
The amphitheatre is outdoors in a State Park and the evenings can get a bit chilly. My shawls are handwoven with a lacy leno weave on a cream colored warp and ecru weft so the pattern is subtle and elegant.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Arts Fest 2010


Saratoga Arts Fest took place on June 10-13 and brought lots of visitors and customers to Beekman Street. Our studio was open all weekend with a small loom for kids to try out. Studios in the Arts District were open to the public and several visiting artists set up displays. We also hosted a Trashion Show with high school students modeling "clothing" made from potato chip bags, playing cards, lamp shades, and duct tape. It was a hit and brought a lot of new people to our street.

Porch Restoration



In May, the Saratoga Preservation Foundation, honored us with a Preservation Award for our exterior facade at 143 Grand Ave. This encouraged us to continue restoration work on the porches, using the original posts and trims. Our friend Art Baird, and Richard salvaged and refitted the old posts. Over the summer, we'll get to the side porches and finish up the painting.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Back from the Smithsonian Show. It takes place every year in April at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. A magnificent show, thank you to all our Washington patrons! We will be busy filling your orders for our handwoven jackets and vests all spring.....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Smithsonian Craft Show April 22-25


Classic black and cream with pewter accent in a glenplaid design woven of 100% bamboo fiber.
See our scarf collection and much more in Booth 404 at the 28th annual Smithsonian Craft Show.
www.smithsoniancraftshow.org
Show hours:
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington DC

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Baltimore Craft Show Feb 23-28


Richard making a warp for a new stripe fabric in cotton and bamboo for mens shirting.

Designing at the loom. As we weave, it's important to record the layout- warp and weft formats, how many ends and picks per inch, all that technical stuff. So that we can repeat it if the scarf becomes a best-seller.

New designs for our upcoming shows (see "spring" schedule below) These are scarves woven from recycled cotton with an overlay of soy wool fiber which also becomes a selvedge fringe when cut and finished. You'll have to come to the show to see the finished product- very fun and funky!

Feb 23-24
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center,
Baltimore MD Booth 900 wholesale to the trade (2 days) www.craftcouncil.org

Feb 25-28 American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center,
Baltimore MD Booth 900 retail/ general admission (4 days) www.craftcouncil.org

March 5-7 Germantown Friends Show, Friends School, 31 Coulter St, Philadelphia PA

April 21-25 Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, 401 F St NW,

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!


Upcoming Events:
Feb 6, 10am - 1pm Felt Workshop with Linda Van Alstyne. Learn how to make felted soaps, using wool roving to form a built-in washcloth... Naturally exfoliating, and good clean felting fun!
Feb 23-24 Booth 900 American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center,
Baltimore MD wholesale to the trade (2 days) www.craftcouncil.org

Feb 25-28 Booth 900 American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center,
Baltimore MD retail/ general admission (4 days) www.craftcouncil.org
March 5-7 Germantown Friends Show, Friends School, 31 Coulter St, Philadelphia PA
April 21-25 Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, 401 F St NW,