I've always loved brown paper packages tied up with string and there's nothing like ribbon for dressing up a pretty package. Grosgrain has been my favorite ever since I was a little girl, and I still remember the navy corduroy jumper that I entered in a State Fair competition. I stitched a rainbow of ribbons in a criss crossy pattern all over the front and pockets. It's been raining ribbons around here ever since. Now I choose the very best from Raffit Ribbons in New York. Ribbons are super for adding vertical line and color to slipcovers! Check out your options here:
Happy Fall Y'all!
Embellish your slipcover, embellish your slipcover display. I had so much fun teaching this class at the Slipcover Summit in Hickory, NC that I think I will travel around the world and talk about slipcovers. How is that for embellishing? Now booking for 2013. Cash and checks accepted. Other compensation considered. Call to discuss. I am especially thankful for the students who showed up to support this class. Without you, it would not have been possible to begin my world tour. I learned so much from each and every one of you and I am confident you too will soon be practicing the art of showing off. So here's to showing up and showing off! Let the show begin ....
I was delighted to receive a commission from my mother and creative colaborator Linda Meeks. She is co-hosting the 2012 Slipcover Summit in June at the Hickory Furniture Mart and wanted an artwork inspired by her parsons chair slipcover (which placed second in a nationwide contest sponsored by the Slipcover Network!) to accompany her display. I had so much fun incorporating the fabric and austrian crystals from the actual slipcover. Generally commissioned works prove difficult to mediate between personal style and the desires of the client, but having lived with her for my first 18 years made this one easy!
Student, Teaching Fellow at Appalachian State University
Studying Art Education and Studio Art
What better way to kick off March than showcasing slipcovers? Today's trade show was sponsored by Unity in Design, the premier event of the High Point Design Center. www.highpointdesigncenter.com
On my travel adventures I always expect to meet great folks, and today was no exception. My trade show neighbor was none other than Todd Zagaroli, master designer and builder of heirloom quality leather furniture. Todd's booth was quite a draw as he was showing luxury products from Edelman Leather. I learned to appreciate the knowledge and skill required to work in leather long ago in my experience building prototypes of wearable computers for product development firms.
Todd's knowledge of leather was impressive and his sign was really cool. The Edelman Leather logo was designed by Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol! Seems Andy worked for the Edelman's in the late 50's and 60's as their graphic designer. The marketing piece shown below is definitely a keeper. And I will need to get my hands on some of that luxury leather in the near future to create my very own luxury leather chair. http://www.edelmanleather.com
I wish I had time to tell you about all the other great folks I met today in High Point but I'll just say my imagination runs wild and this is why designers must come together to share ideas and resources and attend events like Unity in Design.