Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

The Cowichan sweater of Vancouver Island

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The late Amelia Charlie, prominent designer and promoter of the Cowichan sweater

Above is an example of the Cowichan sweater (photo courtesy Cowichan Tribes). The Cowichan belong to the Coast Salish people, long renowned for their fine weaving, so it’s not surprising the Cowichan people easily adapted their own designs to the knitting they learned from white settlers.

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Knitting in public.

Monday, October 6th, 2008

 

Why isn’t everything this bold, this self-confident.

Via Subway Knitter via Charchaa.

 

 

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Rodarte

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Rock-influenced mix of ethereal fantasy and rough deconstruction by New York designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy whose label, Rodarte, is the paradigmatic example of this look. These are behind-the-scenes shots of their fall 2008 collection. As a designer who works with textiles I admire the attention to detail as well as iconoclasm.

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