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Molded by Xiao Li

In Textiles + Textures by Cinnamon McCullum

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 …

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Folk Couture

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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…

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RIP/VIP – Michele Savoia

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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…

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Shamanism by UTHA

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In Riga, the largest city in the Baltic states, lives Irita Tīlane Pakalniņa – the proprietress of the UTHA collection. These textile rich and embellished headdresses can be found in her ETSY shop. The traditional …

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8 Minutes in Helen Rödel’s World

In Crochet by Cinnamon McCullum

Brazilian designer Helen Rödel has a self-titled line of crochet and knitwear that is equal parts colorful, fun, sexy, feminine and fashionable. Nope. Not an easy thing to pull off. Yep. I think she is all that and then some…

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Manuel Albarran : The Metalsmith Matures

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This is a bit off topic, having nothing to do with needlework – but it does concern something that has been used like a textile for ages. Many moons ago, I worked at Patricia Field when it was on 8th Street as an Assistant Accessory and Lingerie buyer…

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Hello Summer

In Textiles + Textures by Cinnamon McCullum

When I was a kid and it was insanely hot out, my Mother would say “Think of ice cubes.”  Bless her heart. These day the thermostat gets way up there and takes the humidity along for the ride…