Saturday, September 8, 2012
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.
Type in "Textile Studio" in the Search box.
Thank you so much for your support of our American-made business!!
Friday, July 20, 2012
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
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
Oct 12-14 Westchester Craft Show
Westchester County Center, White Plains NY
Oct 20-21 Northeast Fine Craft Show
Proctors Theatre, Schenectady NY
Nov 2-4 Rochester Fine Craft Show
Memorial Art Gallery, Univ of Rochester, NY
Nov 16-18 Washington Craft Show
Convention Center, Washington DC
Nov 30-Dec 2 Crafts at Morristown (confirmed)
Western Ave Armory, Morristown NJ
Dec 7-9 CraftBoston (confirmed)
Cyclorama, Tremont St, Boston MA
Thursday, July 19, 2012
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
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
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