Musings on Needlework, Fiber Art, Textile and Design by Cinnamon McCullum
Crochet MailChimp Hats | AllegraNoir.com

Chimps Made of Yarn + Rice

It is interesting to see an unlikely company embrace the idea of handmade goods as giveaways for their users. Being that I work in Marketing and Design by day, I recently received an update email from Mail Chimp which is a newsletter management service...
A Subtlety by Kara Walker | AllegraNoir.com

A Sugar Sphinx in Brooklyn

I had a great time in Williamsburg this past weekend. It's been a while since I visited that neck of the woods and a close friend and I went on an adventure to see Kara Walker's large scale...
Sruli Recht | AllegraNoir.com

The World of Sruli Recht

From his studio "The Armory" in Iceland, Sruli Recht creates his line with a process devoted to minimal waste. His tailoring and draping skills are exceptional, and I enjoy his concepts and one-offs. The romanticism and sense of humor in his work is charming...
Lindsey Windland | AllegraNoir.com

Needlework by Lindsey Windland

I am majorly craft crushing on Lindsey Windland.  She uses embroidery, applique work and a bit of beading to fabricate her work. Full of symbolism, one gets the impression that heartfelt intent goes into it her designs. Shining with wonderful technique and pattern creation, I eagerly look forward to her tumblr updates. You won’t find
Molded Silicone by Xiao Li | AllegraNoir.com

Molded by Xiao Li

Soon, art and fashion colleges across the world will unleash their creative monsters into the wild. Often you will see the most liberated and fresh work from recent college grads before they become jaded by the industry, so I try to keep an eye out to soak up some of their creative optimism...
Masha Ma | AllegraNoir.com

Masha Ma, Textural Genius

Since the Fall Winter 2014 Ready-to-wear shows in Paris, the reviews have been all over the place, and I've seen snippets here and there but never got a chance to review the full shows until now...
Folk Couture | AllegraNoir.com

Folk Couture

Between the intense winter weather, loads of web design work and being sick twice, I just got a chance to make it to the American Folk Art Museum for a guided tour of...
Stitch Work by Junko Oki | AllegraNoir.com

Stitch Work by Junko Oki

Junko Oki is a Japanese stitch artist who uses freehand embroidery to create abstract images with cloth. Aside from art, she also creates accessories such as necklaces, pendants and...
AllegraNoir.com | Quilts by Heather Dubreuil

Art Quilts by Heather Dubreuil

When I first saw Heather Dubreuil's art quilts, I thought I was looking at a watercolor painting. Her current pieces are visions of urban landscapes created using usually her own photos
AllegraNoir.com | Michele Savoia

RIP/VIP – Michele Savoia

Many moons ago, Michele Savoia had a shop on 7th street and Avenue A when I lived in the East Village. I would walk or ride my bike by and see these gorgeous 1940's suits and accessories in the window display and...
AllegraNoir.com | Proenza Schouler NYFW F/W 2014

My NYFW Pick : Proenza Schouler

Having a three day holiday weekend, I was determined to find the time - which is virtually impossible these days - to sit and watch the NYFW Fall/Winter RTW shows. There I was at 2am this morning, having a gander and propping my eyelids open with toothpicks...
AllegraNoir.com | Portraits by Joanne Arnett

Mug Shot Tapestries by Joanne Arnett

I think what we all find so fascinating about a mug shot, is that it is so indicative of the person and the moment. From David Bowie's oh-so-subtle "piss-off", to Nick Nolte's whirlwind insanity to the most recent...
AllegraNoir.com | Janet Echelman Installations

Textile Installations by Janet Echelman

Looking at the large-scale outdoor installations by Janet Echelman, one can’t help but feel an organic connection. Her sculptures seem to be primarily erected in urban landscapes...                
Link | Notes from the Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2014 Couture show.
The Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2014 Couture show was a dizzying and spectacular montage of prints, textures and embellishments. The accompanying notes are a compelling read with a mass of wonderful details.
Link | Art should inspire and spark conversation. Today's topic is arms trafficking. Click here for more.
Powerful images from writer, director and producer Ralph Ziman in collaboration with artists in Johannesburg, South Africa featuring crochet bodysuits and embellished AK-47's.