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Icelandic Wool Sweater: Lopapeysa

June 15, 2018 |

I have grown fond of the Icelandic wool sweater, called the Lopapeysa, while living in a small town in northern Iceland for the last month. Blondous is tiny–it has a population of about 850 people. The location of Blondous … Read More

Sheila Hicks: The Grandmother of Textiles

May 15, 2018 |

When I was in art school getting my undergraduate degree, I distinctly remember one of my professors incredulously asking a group of students if we knew who Shelia Hicks was. Much to his dismay, we did not. My professor, slightly … Read More

Iconic Surface Design by Marimekko

April 22, 2018 |

Marimekko is a Finnish design house famous for their bold, graphic multicolored screen printed designs. Founded in 1951 by Viljo and Armi Ratia, the company’s integral collection was simple dresses printed in bold, bright, graphic designs from some of Armi’s … Read More

The Rise of Modern Quilting

March 30, 2018 |

I love quilts. I always have. There is a history of quilting in my family, so the medium has always felt nostalgic and comforting to me. In the United States, quilting was prevalent in the 18th and early 19th centuries, … Read More

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