Every person has a unique approach to getting a project done from start to finish. Some would call it “creative process.” Recognizing what our own personal style is can be useful in getting better results the next time. Like many others, I can be a slow learner applying new info consistently overtime.
This week, I trained into NYC for the 2019 “Talking Textiles” conference- part of New York Textiles Month. The event was again hosted by Lidewij Edelkoort, a world -renowned trend forecaster, and the Associate Provost and Dean – Parsons School of Design.
Living in Northwest Connecticut is tremendous in so many ways. Access to New York is not one of them. It’s a fat hour’s drive to the station, followed by 2 hours to your destination. Interestingly, my husband discovered a new train departure location this time- Brewster, NY. It was great and I’ll do it again. What’s never great is hustling out of the drive at 5am. I was grateful that everything went like clockwork and I waltzed into the auditorium for the 9:30 start.
Conference speakers presented on all things color, including a fascinating talk called “No Color” by Sara Healy and Jessi Highet. Sara and partner Dan lovingly tend about 200 Cormo sheep and Angora goats on a wind powered solar farm and spinning mill in Elizaville, NY. They’re adorable! Ever wonder if sheep get cold after giving up their warm coats? Not here. They wear special blankets on chilly days once shorn. Sara is a member of a weaving cooperative called Friends of Light which incorporates the wool from the animals.
Natural Dye Maven
Maria Elena Pombo was a dynamic speaker who shared her passion about naturally sourced dyes, from avocados, onion skins and more. Maria started a beautiful garment line and workshop series called Fragmentario. A native Venezuelan, Maria has taken her workshops to southern Italy several times, engaging natives and immigrants living in the Calabria region. Lovely young woman with her heart in the right place.
New Paola Prints Infinity Scarf
Looking for WILD colors? You can see here the full range of Paola Prints chiffon scarves in stock and available for order.
Dancing with Myself. Music from Chloe Feoranzo of Post Modern Jukebox makes you wish you were there, even if dancing alone!