Passion for coziness and a reverence for Dolly Parton sound like the perfect combo in an artist, and Caroline Z. Hurley boasts both of those things. Hurley was originally trained in painting at RISD, but her Greenpoint-based eponymous label (with a shop at 155 Freeman Street) produces textiles for the home using age-old, hands-on processes like block-printing, quilting, and weaving. Greenpointers had the pleasure of catching up with Caroline and hearing more about her artistic process, and how she managed to turn an “accident” into a full-fledged, sustainable manufacturing business. Continue reading
By way of São Paulo, Julia Brandao has come to grace New York with knowledge of the finest cultural relics and wisdom from what seems like the world’s edges. As a textile and sculpture artist having traveled all over the world (though she calls Brazil her home), Julia’s love for collage canvases a mix of experiences and thoughts from the people and places she encounters. Her work largely prefacing the influence of memory, she glues together the thoughtful impressions that evoke feelings of familiarity through colors, shapes, and textures.
Quilting is a hobby that runs in the family and the Scrappy Little Aprons idea initially came about after I made a quilt and was left with scraps that weren’t enough to make another quilt.
The following poem inspired her to start Scrappy Little Aprons: Continue reading
Our featured Holiday Market Vendor, ALL DAY is a one woman operation out of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Dari Litchman creates crocheted baskets and jewelry, vintage fabric clutches and totes. Warning – she runs a non-smoking studio, but an occasional Chihuahua hair may be found…
We chatted with Dari about her colorful and fun creations. Continue reading