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Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop

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Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop at M.PATMOS

Join us for a garment repair workshop with Miron Kiselev, founder of Miron Intercontinental. at M.PATMOS

New York-based Russia native and Rhode Island School of Design alumnae, Miron Kiselev, is passionate about the correlation between fashion and waste and how to decrease this occurrence. 

“My objective is to continue learning and investigating what Apparel Design could be, and how emotional attachment to clothes can decrease the rate of consumption and waste.”

“I believe as an apparel student, that there has been done serious damage to our planet through pollution of the fast fashion industry, therefore it is a choice that one has to make working sustainably and leaving a small imprint.” 

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Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

Buffy Presents: A Tie-Dye Tour! NYC

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Buffy Presents: A Tie-Dye Tour! NYC

Buffy is hosting a series of (natural!) tie-dye workshops across the country and we’re coming to your city next!

About this Event

Join natural dye expert Maria Elena Pombo (Fragmentario) to tie-dye your very own Buffy pillowcases with plant-based ingredients—like turmeric, pomegranate, and walnut shells.


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Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Buffy Presents: A Tie-Dye Tour! NYC

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Buffy Presents: A Tie-Dye Tour! NYC

Buffy is hosting a series of (natural!) tie-dye workshops across the country and we’re coming to your city next!

About this Event

Join natural dye expert Maria Elena Pombo (Fragmentario) to tie-dye your very own Buffy pillowcases with plant-based ingredients—like turmeric, pomegranate, and walnut shells.


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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop

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Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop at M.PATMOS

Join us for a garment repair workshop with Miron Kiselev, founder of Miron Intercontinental. at M.PATMOS

New York-based Russia native and Rhode Island School of Design alumnae, Miron Kiselev, is passionate about the correlation between fashion and waste and how to decrease this occurrence. 

“My objective is to continue learning and investigating what Apparel Design could be, and how emotional attachment to clothes can decrease the rate of consumption and waste.”

“I believe as an apparel student, that there has been done serious damage to our planet through pollution of the fast fashion industry, therefore it is a choice that one has to make working sustainably and leaving a small imprint.” 

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Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop with Calico Wallpaper at 100 Franklin

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Workshop with Calico Wallpaper at 100 Franklin

Join the co-founder and creative force behind Calico Wallpaper, Rachel Cope, for an intimate, hands-on linen painting workshop. Building on some of Calico's textile-inspired collections as well as sister brand Cope's fabrics, participants will create small artworks on linen that sit between landscape and abstraction, gesture and pattern.

The workshop will be hosted in the DDG-designed building at 100 Franklin Street, in an apartment furnished by The Future Perfect with some of Calico and Cope's own products.

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Sep
27
to Sep 29

String Yarns: NYC Yarn Crawl @ String

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String Yarns: NYC Yarn Crawl @ String

Enjoy two special days of fun this NYC Yarn Crawl at String! Enjoy unbeatable sale prices, and participate in a yarn tasting where you’ll get to try your hand at knitting with several of String’s latest offerings. If you drop by any time during Yarn Crawl, you can enter a raffle for one of two grand prizes – baskets of yarn from String and Rowan! 

Free, drop in any time during store hours Friday

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Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Woven Rugs: Inspiration and Customization with Kasthall at 100 Franklin

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Woven Rugs: Inspiration and Customization with Kasthall at 100 Franklin

A woven rug combines texture, color, and pattern to create visual impact and emotion. Kasthall has been weaving rugs in the Swedish countryside for 130 years and continually pushes boundaries by asking, how can you translate inspiration into a rug? Can you harness a dynamic movement, catch a sun-faded memory, or evoke the feeling of a favorite painting in a woven design?


Even though Kasthall has been weaving for generations, there are still new designs to be discovered! With over one hundred solid yarn colors and multiple patterns to choose from, the possibilities are endless. We want you to join us for a night of inspiration and customization. Come see custom rug samples and the inspirations that urged their creation. Then, using your own inspiration, twist and combine wool yarns as you select colors and patterns for your own 6” x 6” rug sample. Please bring color swatches, fabric samples, or any other design inspirations. We also invite you to collaborate on a custom Rug Designer runner, we hope with an exciting result!
Kasthall’s history of solid craftsmanship and use of high-quality wool and linen results in creations that are not only beautiful but are durable enough to walk on and can be passed down from one generation to the next. Kasthall believes beloved custom designs can be an antidote to throw away fashion.


The workshop will be hosted in the DDG-designed building at 100 Franklin Street, in an apartment furnished by The Future Perfect. Rugs by Kasthall.



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Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Stitches of Love Benefit at Knoll Showroom

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Stitches of Love Benefit

KnollTextiles and Milliken cordially invite you to a special reception to support the Love Quilt Project. Please join us during New York Textile Month as we celebrate how textiles can bring the world closer together. All proceeds will benefit The Love Quilt Project, a non-profit organization that connects children in the US and South Africa who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The organization also offers financial assistance to fund the cost of sending these children to school to brighten their lives and provide valuable skills for long-term support.

We look forward to a wonderful evening filled with South African wine & cuisine, music, and a special VIP reception. Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort will be our keynote speaker and Actor & Singer Patrick Wilson will sing a Broadway song. Guests will be able to help us create a special Love Quilt to be sent to a vulnerable child in South Africa. And many of the handmade quilts filled with messages of love created by the children will be on display, too!

Keynote remarks by

Li Edelkoort - Trend Forecaster

Special Guest

Patrick Wilson - Actor & Singer Will Thomas - Emcee & News Anchor Barry Dixon -World renowned Interior Designer

The Love Quilt Project builds relationships between South African and American children through education that teaches kindness, tolerance, and compassion to both groups. The children express what they have learned by drawing messages of love on small fabric squares that are stitched into quilts and distributed to individual children in South Africa’s hardest hit communities and to American children living in poverty many of whom have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The children who receive a Love Quilt are not only wrapped with the warmth of the blanket but also feel the support through the beautiful messages that have been stitched into their quilt. This psychological “hug” that the child feels knowing this quilt is only for them is priceless.

For each South African child who receives a quilt, a donation is made to help support their primary school education needs. Giving a South African child the emotional support of their Love quilt and providing the necessary education fees are both critical to accomplishing the mission of LQP.

Stitches of Love will celebrate the thousands of children we have reached while raising the necessary funds to provide the programs to more vulnerable American and South African children.


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Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

A rare glimpse of exclusive textile designers at Cristina Grajales Gallery

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A rare glimpse of exclusive textile designers at Cristina Grajales Gallery

The practice of weaving and creating textiles is at best one meticulously planned down to the color, shape, and pattern and better yet something that evolves as the designer weaves and bends the piece to meet the reality of its creator's dreams. This relation between organic and inorganic forms of control when designing textiles, breeds the most beautiful results. Varying combinations of planning and improvisation does not guarantee successful textiles but carries the potential, when navigated by a master, to produce works under the most exceptional and extraordinary circumstances. Cristina Grajales Gallery has the pleasure of presenting designers on both the median and polar sides of the meticulous-reactionary-spectrum. Our designers vary in strategy and even more so in medium, from Hechizoo who weaves in metals and polymers, Madeline Weinrib who takes traditional methods to whole new painterly level, Betil Dagdelin who builds iron frames of chairs and furniture and uses them as a loom, to The Doug and Mike Starn who use bamboo and rope to weave dwellings, furniture and more. Join us in celebrating the varying manifestations of textiles and the masters who create them.

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Sep
25
to Oct 2

Urban Zen: MONU'IA, a journey by Tiago Valente Opening and special screening

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Urban Zen: MONU'IA, a journey by Tiago Valente Opening and special screening

Please join us at Urban Zen for the presentation of the project MONU’IA, textile installation and documentary by Tiago Valente, followed by a special screening and discussion with the artist .

MONU’IA tells an intimate story of a life changing journey by Tiago Valente, a multidisciplinary artist and researcher, who travels through the islands of the South Pacific Ocean, to coexist with different ethnic groups on Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu.

For this particular project, Valente spent two months in the islands of Vanuatu, living with four different tribal groups. Each one presenting a specific level of exposure to what we understand now as modern civilization. The initial object of this study was to observe and understand the impact of this phenomenon and how this affected these groups’ interactions with the modern world.

Following a last minute strike of intuition, Valente decided to bring with himself one of his textile installations, with no clear further intentions. He decided to display his installation in these villages, to observe and document their reactions to the work, as part of his study. 

This entire experience changed him forever. Not only it exceeded his initial expectations about social studies, but his entire life and understanding of the human core of connection.

Opening and special screening; September 25th, 6-8 pm

Tiago Valente is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, thinker and professor.

Following a holistic approach, he draws from Anthropology and explores activism and sociological issues with his work. The theatrical magic in his creative universe is unveiled through a variety of mediums, crafted with extreme attention to detail, merging artisanal techniques with the latest technologies. Valente articulates unique narratives through architectural installations and even wearable sculptures. 

Relevant projects include immersive multi sensory experiences at unexpected public spaces to challenge the perception of the viewer that may choose - or not - to be part of such encounters.

His award winning work has been showcased internationally in a rich contrast of cultures. Most recently, he has been invited to present his work at The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, in the context of Bilbao Bizkaia Design Week in the fall of 2019.

Lives and works in New York.

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Sep
25
to Oct 25

Meet + Greet with Elodie Blanchard: HBF Textiles

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Meet + Greet with Elodie Blanchard: HBF Textiles

HBF Textiles and designer Elodie Blanchard will present a special exhibit of Blanchard's unique textile art opening night Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30-8:00 at the HBF& HBF Textiles showroom. Blanchard began designing clothes and organizing fashion shows in her teens before moving to Paris to study sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts and fashion at the Duperré School of Design and Fashion. In 1999, she won the young designer prize at the International Fashion Arts Festival of Hyeres, which gave her the opportunity to sell her eponymous clothing line at the famed French La Redoute store. After studying at CalArts in Los Angeles, her interests expanded to performance projects, including collaborations with musicians and dancers. Later, Blanchard delved into a variety of endeavors including prototype product development, trend forecasting, special event design, and costume and set design. She has also taught at Parsons in NY. She is the founder of Elodie Blanchard Studio specializing in textile design and fabrication. Her aesthetic is modern and whimsical: each unique piece showcases her ability to take everyday objects - an heirloom quilt, a utilitarian moving blanket, a favorite pair of pants - and transform them into extraordinary textiles with diverse design applications.


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Sep
25
1:00 PM13:00

String Yarns: Rowan MODE Handknit Collection Event at String

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String Yarns: Rowan MODE Handknit Collection Event at String

Representatives from Rowan and Quail Studios are coming from England directly to String to present the new MODE concept collection. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while runway models show off the garments from the collection, and take home a gift bag – or, if you’re lucky, a special raffle prize!

2 sessions 1-3pm and 5:30-7:30pm

$20 registration fee, applicable to a purchase that evening. 

Please call String 212-288-9276 or email info@stringyarns.com

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Sep
23
10:45 AM10:45

String Yarns: Cooper Hewitt Exhibit Private Tour and Special Shopping Event

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String Yarns: Cooper Hewitt Exhibit Private Tour and Special Shopping Event 

Join Stacy Charles and Lisa Hoffman for a special day of design and culture at the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s “Nature by Design” exhibit. Attendees will be taken for a private tour through this extraordinary juxtaposition of naturally occurring patterns that influence design in all forms. Throughout history, designers have observed nature, investigated its materials, and imitated and abstracted its patterns and shapes. Textiles, jewelry, furniture, cutlery, and more show how designers have interpreted nature’s rich beauty and astonishing complexity. Across scales from microscopic to monumental and in forms familiar and unusual, tour guests will be invited to discover how nature and design have intersected in the past and continue to converge in our world.

After this fascinating walk through the inspiration of nature, a boxed lunch will be provided and if weather permits, guests are welcome to eat in the calming garden at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Attendees are also welcome to eat inside the museum; if you’d like to take your lunch to String Yarns, we’ll be waiting with open arms!

After lunch, everyone will meet at String to enjoy a special event day discount for shopping to satisfy the inspiration you got from our morning at the museum, and the day wouldn’t be complete without a special souvenir gift for all who can join us. 


Details: 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Meet at the Cooper Hewitt at 10:45am

Tour begins at 11:00am until about 11:45am.  

$75 per person (includes private tour, lunch, and souvenir gift)

Guests will enjoy a special discount at String for the event day

Please call String 212-288-9276 or email info@stringyarns.com

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Talent! exhibit showcasing the finalists for the Dorothy Waxman Textile Prize

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Talent! exhibit showcasing the finalists for the Dorothy Waxman Textile Prize

Mohawk proudly sponsors this prize to support emerging textile designers

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and fellow curator Philip Fimmano are pleased to announce the creation of a new international design prize to be awarded to a textile or fashion design student who exhibits innovative thinking and inspiring creativity in textiles.

The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize honors Dorothy Waxman, the original driving force behind Trend Union and EDELKOORT INC. in the United States and contributing reporter to the magazines View on Colour, Textile View and Viewpoint. Waxman’s insatiable curiosity and discerning eye for the avant-garde has inspired Edelkoort and her team for decades. Waxman also introduced the American fashion industry to European textile partners with her work at the Fashion Group. As an avid textile aficionado, she believes that creative fabrics can change the design landscape in profound ways.

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop

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Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop at M.PATMOS

Join us for a garment repair workshop with Miron Kiselev, founder of Miron Intercontinental. at M.PATMOS

New York-based Russia native and Rhode Island School of Design alumnae, Miron Kiselev, is passionate about the correlation between fashion and waste and how to decrease this occurrence. 

“My objective is to continue learning and investigating what Apparel Design could be, and how emotional attachment to clothes can decrease the rate of consumption and waste.”

“I believe as an apparel student, that there has been done serious damage to our planet through pollution of the fast fashion industry, therefore it is a choice that one has to make working sustainably and leaving a small imprint.” 

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Purl Soho: Sashiko Workshop With Atsushi Futatsuya

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Purl Soho: Sashiko Workshop With Atsushi Futatsuya

Purl Soho is thrilled to host third-generation Sashiko artist Atsushi Futatsuya for a very special workshop! He will expose you to the rich tradition of beautiful Sashiko embroidery,teaching the ins and outs of this meditative art with hands-on instruction. This workshop includes all the materials you'll need to complete an indigo printed pattern (which you can later turn into a tote bag, a pillow, a wall hanging, or whatever you like!). A full day of wonderful learning from a wonderful teacher, plus a midday break to explore neighborhood lunch spots... Please join us!

  • Skills Covered: Hands-on instruction in the practical application of traditional Sashiko methods

  • Experience Required: None

  • Instructor: Atsushi Futatsuya

  • Location: Please note that this class will be held at Purl Soho's Studio Space, a short distance from our shop. Please meet us at 403 Broome Street, New York City!

  • Supplies: All necessary materials are included with the cost of the class! Each student will receive a traditional Sashiko needle and thimble, plenty of Sashiko thread, as well as an indigo printed pattern

  • Classes are designed for students age 14 and older, but children ages 10-13 are also welcome in the company of an adult. Please be sure to reserve a spot for both of you! And we're sorry, but we can not accommodate children under 10.

  • Contact: If you have questions, please check out Class FAQs; or call us at (212) 420-8796,12-6 weekends, 12-7 weekdays; or email us at classes@purlsoho.com.

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Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Open Studio: Eskayel

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Open Studio: Eskayel

Open studio and Q& A with creative director Shanan Campanaro with light refreshments

Eskayel is a New York-based textile design studio that weaves fine art with exacting craftsmanship. Dedicated to sustainable innovation and lasting beauty, it treats all environments conscientiously.  Each of Eskayel’s one-of-a-kind designs originates from a painting inspired by nature or travel and created by studio founder Shanan Campanaro.  Using eco-friendly methods, including water-based pigment ink, regional production and sustainably sourced materials, Eskayel evolves these artworks into hand-tied rugs, wall coverings, home linens, fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more. Working with trusted, transparent production partners, the studio makes each item to order to eliminate stock waste and ensure superior quality.

In partnership with One Percent for the Planet, Eskayel donates one percent of its total sales to environmental organizations, specifically: Union of Concerned Scientists, Mission Blue, 5Gyres, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Surfrider Foundation, Greenpeace and Vital Action Project.

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Sep
20
2:30 PM14:30

Open Studio: Lori Weitzner, Color Worlds

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Open Studio: Lori Weitzner, Color Worlds

Take a journey to Lori Weitzner's inspirational Chelsea based "white box sanctuary", where you can learn about the creative process behind the eponymous Weitzner brand of textiles and wallcoverings. Experience the color worlds' behind Lori's book, Ode to Color, the 10 Essential Palettes for Living and Design and see Lori's latest venture - a textile infused accessory collection. The jewelry is comprised of unique beaded and embroidered pieces rooted in age old artisan techniques, remade for the modern woman.

Lori Weitzner entered the arts program at Syracuse University as an aspiring painter, a path she had dreamed of since early childhood. She credits a professor at the school with redirecting her away from fine arts and toward textiles, where, to her surprise, she discovered the beauty and complexity of working with the materials that embellish our everyday lives and elevate our spirits. Despite her instinctive understanding and mastery of color, her paintings “never would have made it into a gallery,” she now laughs. The same cannot be said of her textiles; examples of her work are housed in the permanent collections of museums such as the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Montreal, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City. Her innovative design techniques and use of surprising and beautiful environmentally-conscious materials have garnered her multiple design awards, including a nomination for the Chrysler Innovation Award.

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Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Manonik Open Studio and Mini Collection Talk

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Manonik Open Studio and Mini Collection Talk

A discussion about Yoshiyuki Minami's practice at Manonik and his current mini collection.

Yoshiyuki Minami will be talking about his practice at Manonik and his mini collection (wip) to be release later this year. At the studio, process conceives all designs. Manonik independently developes weaving techniques, three-dimensional pattern weaving, where components of a garment are woven on the loom as volumes, rather than cutting patterns out of a flat cloth.The processes employed at Manonik reflect the studio’s commitment to critical design and sustainability, taking into account all possible steps of production from farming, to processing of raw materials, all the way through production, to the life of its creations.

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Sarajo: A Conversation on Fiber Textile Art

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Sarajo: A Conversation on Fiber Textile Art

Sarajo is delighted to once again host an event in conjunction with Textile Month NYC. Yosi Barzilai, owner of Sarajo, a gallery of antique textiles and ethnographic art, will present a talk at his SoHo gallery is presented in partnership with New York Textile Month.

When one thinks of natural fibers, one is naturally inclined to think of the most common sources: wool, silk and linen, but it is the less obvious and more exotic plant derived fibers, those having their origins mostly in tropical climes, which will be discussed during the Sarajo presentation.

Among the textiles to be discussed and on display will be examples from Sub Saharan Africa, Ivory Coast, Congo, Madagascar, the Philippines, Japan, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In an era of increased globalization, it is fascinating to consider how and why some of these textiles have managed to break out of their original environments to enjoy a far-flung popularity and appreciation, while others, against all odds, have managed to retrain their rarefied status. A preference for using “green” materials by those inclined towards environmental friendliness is certainly one very good reason.

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Sep
17
to Sep 26

Special Exhibit: HBF Textiles + Elodie Blanchard

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Special Exhibit: HBF Textiles + Elodie Blanchard

HBF Textiles and designer Elodie Blanchard will present a special exhibit of Blanchard's unique textile art opening night Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30-8:00 at the HBF& HBF Textiles showroom. Blanchard began designing clothes and organizing fashion shows in her teens before moving to Paris to study sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts and fashion at the Duperré School of Design and Fashion. In 1999, she won the young designer prize at the International Fashion Arts Festival of Hyeres, which gave her the opportunity to sell her eponymous clothing line at the famed French La Redoute store. After studying at CalArts in Los Angeles, her interests expanded to performance projects, including collaborations with musicians and dancers. Later, Blanchard delved into a variety of endeavors including prototype product development, trend forecasting, special event design, and costume and set design. She has also taught at Parsons in NY. She is the founder of Elodie Blanchard Studio specializing in textile design and fabrication. Her aesthetic is modern and whimsical: each unique piece showcases her ability to take everyday objects - an heirloom quilt, a utilitarian moving blanket, a favorite pair of pants - and transform them into extraordinary textiles with diverse design applications.


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Sep
16
to Sep 20

Material ConneXion Opens To The Public

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Material ConneXion Opens To The Public

Leading Materials-Driven Platform Announces Partnership with New York Textile Month in honor of this September’s festival. Material ConneXion, the leading materials-driven resource and partner to the most innovative brands in the world will open their library headquarters to the public for a week of self-guided tours and exciting material inspiration.

Located at the heart of Midtown, the New York library is home to over 2,000 physical material and process samples from around the world. Otherwise accessible only to Material ConneXion members, the library will host several visitors during the week of September 16th -20th 2019.

Material ConneXion’s partnership with New York Textile Month marks the first occasion where the library will be open to the public. Material ConneXion (materialconnexion.com), a SANDOW company, is a global materials and innovation platform that connects clients with over 10,000 materials and technologies to help create the products and services of tomorrow. Material ConneXion is the trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies, as well as forward thinking agencies and government entities. With locations in Bangkok, Bilbao, Daegu, Milan, New York, Skövde, Tokyo, and North Carolina, Material ConneXion’s international network of specialists provides a global, cross industry perspective on materials, design, new product development, sustainability, and innovation.

To reserve a date at the library, or to learn more, visit Materialconnexion.com

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Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

Dried Rose and Safflower: ODDOBODY x CMP Launch

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Dried Rose and Safflower: ODDOBODY x CMP Launch

ODDOBODY x Cara Marie Piaza will celebrate the launch of the limited edition collection Cara Marie Piazza will lead guests in creating herbal sachets inspired by the ODDOmanual, Vol. 3: Cycles. There will be mimosas and small bites.

To celebrate the launch of Vol. 3, ODDOBODY has developed a limited-edition capsule collection with natural dye artisan, Cara Marie Piaza.

Piaza has hand-dyed a small batch of ODDOBODY underwear with organic rose—a flower historically used to treat symptoms throughout one’s menstrual cycle—and safflower. The result is a one-of-a-kind botanical pattern reflective of one’s changing moods throughout their cycle. 25% of proceeds from the capsule collection will be donated to PPNY.

ODDOBODY’s debut collection is comprised of 3 meticulously-designed underwear styles ($22-24), each based on Wheeler’s mother’s collection of 1970s bikinis, and 1 tank-camisole ($40). Each pair of underwear is made of cotton responsibly-sourced, cut and sewn by a mother-daughter owned team in Peru. The Tank is made of 100% Japanese cotton and cut and sewn locally in Long Island City.

ODDOrenew is offered at launch: subscribers have the option to have fresh intimates delivered every 2, 3, or 4 months at 15% discount and free shipping.

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Purl Soho: Rug Hooking Workshop

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Rug Hooking Workshop with Rose Pearlman

Learn the fundamentals of punch-needle rug hooking with Rose Pearlman! Using her beautiful Object-Art Rug Hooking Kit, Rose walks you through this traditional technique in one three-hour class. You'll learn all the special skills and creative possibilities of punch-needle rug hooking, creating your own designs or using Rose's templates. Each student will receive one of Rose's Kits, which includes 6 beautifully hand dyed yarns, a wooden frame with pre-stretched monks cloth, a punch needle, optional templates for design inspiration, a complete set of illustrated instructions, and a silk screened cotton pouch for easy storage (all included in the price of the class!).

  • Location: Please note that this class will be held at Purl Soho's Studio Space, a short distance from our shop. Please meet at 403 Broome Street, New York City!

  • The classes are designed for students age 14 and older, but children ages 10-13 are also welcome in the company of an adult. Please be sure to reserve a spot for both of you! And we're sorry, but we can not accommodate children under 10.

  • Contact: If you have questions, please check out Class FAQs; or call us at (212) 420-8796,12-6 weekends, 12-7 weekdays; or email us at classes@purlsoho.com.

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Sep
13
to Sep 15

A Journey To Mount Fuji

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A Journey To Mount Fuji

Designers & Agents are pleased to present a special exhibition as part of New York Textile Month. Staged during D&A’s spring / summer 2020 market.

A Journey to Mount Fuji brings weavers from Japan’s Yamanashi region to the United States for the first time.

Visitors to the trade show are invited to explore this unique area’s textile products, woven and manufactured by boutique mills in the foothills of Mount Fuji. The installation takes the form of an imaginary outdoor setting conjuring up the experience of Yamanashi’s foothills. The selected products reflect this journey: a linen dress for collecting flowers on a hike; a silk-cashmere scarf for a cool breezy evening; a sturdy umbrella for a sudden spring shower; textile pouches for a traveler’s toiletries and wellness products; organic cotton pajamas for an overnight stay; linen toweling for after a hot ryokan bath; and a linen-cupro blanket for an improvised picnic.

In the navy and blues synonymous with this famous volcano and its streams – accented by the optimistic brights that today’s consumers crave – the products on show recall the naïve happiness of summer travels. In addition, organic cottons, linen and cupro tell a fabric story in wholesome beige tones that connect with nature and the outdoors. Yamanashi textiles cater to international collections from Comme des Garçons to Eileen Fisher. Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort admires the weavers’ sustainable approach and philosophy: “A way of working in which humanity is present, altruism flourishes and beauty prevails; an innovative region able to continue producing cultural cloth on a human scale; created in a hospitable place where time slows down to invest energy and creativity into the making process – a path to the kind of green thinking we so desperately need.” For press information, interviews & visual assets, please contact Kaori Ieyasu: kaori@trendunion.com

This event is for fashion professionals & buyers only

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