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This show wasn’t really making me rush over to Moma for some reason, but I did
catch it a few weeks ago and found it more interesting than I thought. It’s really about
us, and the wearable things that have become staples in our lives, or have had cultural impact. Here’s a snippet of images…….hurry up, it closes tomorrow!
I opened Women’s Month at the Brooklyn Museum, to view two exhibitions of female expression. I went for Marilyn Minter, but I came away with Georgia O’Keefe.
Never a huge fan of her paintings, I learned so much about the whole woman, her attention to the details of her life, how meticulous she was about her clothing, beautifully documented by the great photographers in her life.
Never knew, and blown away.
Many garments made with her own hands, many carefully chosen and cherished for construction, simplicity of design, and tactile feel of natural fiber.
Had a lunch break to avoid whiplash between these two powerful shows!
For more views check out the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas blog post,
We walked the streets of New York this weekend to see what was going on uptown in fashion, in display, something to move us mentally forward
as we begin the new year. The city itself is always inspiring, but the takeaway was, HANDMADE rules.
The pussy willows on Central Park South made us pause
As did the Dodo Boutique, with its fabulous wall of flowers
But the absolutely BEST was Vogue Knitting Live, if you are a fiber lover,
Met up with fellow makers, jeweler Cara Romano who incorporates fiber into her pieces
Long Island Livestock Co., who have a line of wonderful natural yarns, and truth be told I visit their farm whenever possible to see the gorgeous creatures, Llamas, Alpacas, Sheep their fibers come from
And the BEST of all Felt Makers, Miriam Carter, whose collection of Hats and Garment are beyond compare!
We are open here at Crafts at the Cathedral, on the corner of 110th and Amsterdam. Great atmosphere and a wide range to choose from, so don’t miss it
One gorgeous woman fell in love with this coat last nite !
And while you are up here, take in this beautiful installation by Xu Bing, “Phoenix”. Very inspiring!
The studio was open and buzzing away on orders, getting ready for our New York show next weekend, and mentoring a future intern?
Jane always comes for Thanksgiving and stays over to do something fun (last year it was fishing)
This year she wanted to make some toys to donate, so this admitted “hobby hopper” learned to sew in about 5 minutes under the guidance of the expert Toshiki!
And here it is finished, right before dinner!
But we did take a break to get some fresh air and walk among the fiber creatures at
Such a wonderful place, and they are having an Open House to visit Tomorrow, November 30!
New York City, there is just so much going on creatively in May that it is just bursting at the seams. There is Frieze New York, on Randalls Island, there is The International Comtemporary Furniture Fair, ICFF, at Javits, there is WANTED Design at the Terminal Stores on 11th Avene, to name just a few. And the mother of them all, The Whitney Biennial is on, which is the last one to be held in the historic Marcel Breuer building on Madison Ave. before the Whitney moves to its new location in Chelsea next spring. I was glad I went, to see the space so crowded with art that the new space indeed seems like a refreshing idea. Who was shown is another story I will leave to critics, but I have Craft in my soul so these appeal to me, thou I can’t really explain their inclusion in the show. For some reading on the show, The New Yorker , The Times, among many.