Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Introducing the Alden Park Collection

This week I am excited to announce a special project that I've been working on, the Alden Park Collection. A special collaboration with my dear friend, Maria Fabrizi, this is a collection of handmade textiles, inspired by our textile design roots.  

Photo by David Hansen

Maria and I met in college, where we were both studying textile design. After graduation, we both went on to work in the textile industry, designing home furnishing fabrics for American mills. When the industry fell and most American mills moved to Asia, we both changed career paths, but have always loved textiles. This year we designed and created a small collection of handmade scarves, available for purchase at Craftland.

Photo by Jonathan Crane

Each piece is made entirely by hand, either knit or woven and make great gifts for the holidays. Maria knits from her home near Binghamton, New York and I knit and weave from my studio in Providence. Despite being 5 hours apart, we share inspiration and ideas constantly and make everything ourselves. 

Check out photos of the items we've made here, or if you're local you can head to Craftland to see them in person.     

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