Tuesday, September 1, 2009

So I discovered yesterday that one of my garments is on the Etsy gift guide fall fashion pages! Check it out...http://www.etsy.com/gift-guides/fall-fashion/133.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Soooo...I have started making a warp for my new weaving, and I have chosen to use some different materials. The warp will be made out of a mixture of two yarns, irish lace (cotton), and a natural silk that is unscoured. The weft material will be a handspun inca cotton, medium weight. I think the three different materials will combine to create a wonderful texture. I may do a faux ikat surface pattern by painting the warp and leave the majority of the weaving natural. Here are some pictures I thought I would post to share the process of weaving. Step 1) create warp on warping board. Check!

Monday, June 22, 2009

I finished this weaving about a month or two ago.  The weaving was created on a four shaft loom with superfine merino wool, merino wool, and cotton.  All of the material was hand dyed in an immersion bath.  4'x6'

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

For my second print I chose the migration of geese as my source of inspiration.  Every fall or spring I am reminded that the seasons are going to change when I look up into the sky and see a flock of geese moving through the air in a v-formation.  Their ability to adapt to new surroundings every couple of months and make a new home without hesitation or fear is amazing.  Most people do not pick up and leave unless it's necessary.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Birch trees were one of the sources of inspiration for the prints for my fall 2009 collection.  I chose to use birch trees for my prints because they are a pioneer species and symbolize purity and serenity.  With our present economic situation I thought it was important to address how people feel and create an image that made one feel refreshed, and re-energized.  The colorways give the prints a nostalgic feel with their vintage hues. The prints will be printed on cotton, and made into garments for my fall 2009 collection.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

These are two prints I have been working on recently.  

Monday, March 2, 2009

From: El

     I entered a recent design I had been working on for a while in a t-shirt competition.  If you like it...please vote for it at www.moderntee.com/vote/, and the design will be printed! Thanks. I am also thinking of using the design for an upcoming line of tote bags, so stay tuned.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Holiday Display

This past holiday season I helped out the visual team at the Anthropologie store in Philadelphia with their holiday display.  I worked mostly on the creations hung in the bottom windows, but also helped out with the decorations hung in the upper windows of the store and inside.  I made stockings out of a variety of materials such as upholstery fabrics, bubble wrap, cord, trim, old sweaters, cardboard, etc.
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