I am so happy to say that we are gaining momentum and are getting close to the finish.
In a few short months, I will graduate FIDM Los Angeles. In the meantime, I will have another birthday, do the runway show, and make major progress on some work that has been hanging around lately. I have had many amazing opportunities through FIDM, and have learned far more than I could have imagined. I am ready to graduate and bring my skills into the world at their fullest extent.
I've been super busy lately, and have had nearly no time for anything. School all day, work all night, knitting, new side project development, and when do you do the homework? Well, it all works out in the end. I did get to have a girly day with one of my dear friends yesterday, and that has helped tremendously.
My new project, along with my partner (Darwin), is in the works. We are really excited, bc it will mean a new way of thinking about knitting, pattern making, and the ease of creating beautiful garments. Although the project is not complete, we are currently working on a Website to host the final product. This site will be revised a million times between now and official launch date, but you may feel free to drop in and see it as the dust and construction are flying everywhere!
Also, I would love to take some recommendations from you yarnies, ravelers, people who don't knit at all too. If you have a yarn that you love, a colorway, a brand, a sweater style, please send me anything you love that you want to see more of. I will file them away, sort them, and integrate them as much as possible to my project and work on developing new paths and more knitwonders!
Any inspirations, yarn recommendations, sweater love can be sent to:
Any of you with yarnshops you love, please send their info as well and I will be in touch with them.
So, boys and girls, I am thrilled for the new year, and new opportunity ahead, and hope you will all join me in its wonderful reveals!!
OH JEEZ I ALMOST FORGOT!!!!
The chair and dress for the CHAIRING STYLES competition have finished, and they are GORGEOUS!!! The line, the balance, the unity! Our team did an amazing job and I can't wait to post the pics!! Runway reveal is March 19-21, at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica California. Let me know if you would like tickets and I will get you the link so you can see our fabulous products in person :)
A HUGEMONGOUS SHOUTOUT to my dear friends Heather Bagan for her Interior Design interpretation of The Fertile Vine, and Duston Jasso for his Fashion Design interpretation of The Fertile Vine.
Our mini collection was inspired by the Suzani. Suzani is a traditional wedding blanket gifted to the bridegroom as a dowry. Traditionally, middle eastern women would design a pattern rich in symbols of fertility, fidelity, and love to be appliqued to fabric. The design was then drawn onto the fabric, which was cut into strips. Women of the brides family, (mother, sisters, aunts, grandmothers) would then embroider and applique onto the fabric and dye the pieces. When the blanket was sewn back together, it was rich in generations of love and fidelity and would then be gifted as a symbol of good luck and prosperity for the new couple.
We cannot wait to show the world what we have accomplished and what we have learned.
Thank you so much to Cotton Inc. for providing the yarns, the milling, and the weaving of my fabric.
OK guys, thanks for reading, and keep checking back because there are many new things to come!!