Thursday, June 10, 2010

Alliday Artist: Meet Purl Studio!

Tell us a little about yourself and your business.
Purl Studio is a brand new business venture for me. I’d been knitting for about a year when I decided to share some photos of my work with friends. Their response was overwhelmingly positive. They encouraged me to pursue the idea of selling my work. I’m thrilled to debut my work at the Alliday Show.

What do you create?
I create hand knit and felted clothing and accessories for women of all ages. I choose sustainable, quality yarns and design pieces that I would love to wear. I also love knitting for little ones. In fact, it was the idea of creating handmade gifts for friend’s baby showers that inspired me to start knitting. I don’t think there is anything more satisfying that giving a gift that was made especially for the recipient.

What do YOU love about the products you make?
I love that they are sustainably made and that each one is an original. I also love using an old-fashioned craft to make such modern stylish pieces.

The Alliday Show believes that everyday should be celebrated as a holiday! That being said, which holiday do you wish were everyday and why?
Earth Day. I’m passionate about sustainability and developing a more equitable planet and I wish we spent every day thinking about how to make this planet a better place to live.

If you could create a new holiday, what would it be and how would it be celebrated?
I’d love a holiday that you celebrated on the last warm night in Autumn by inviting all of your friends over to eat the remaining fresh vegetables from your garden.

Will you be unveiling any new goods at Alliday?
Everything from me will be new! It’s a huge undertaking but I’m loving the challenge.

What are you most excited about for the upcoming Alliday Show?
I’m looking forward to meeting new people and sharing my work. I love meeting the people who will wear my pieces. It will also give me an idea of what people like and where to focus my work.
Rapid Fire Questions!
Your favorite color
To wear: right now…purple.
To live in: the perfect shade of winter white.
To look at: olive green, always.
To create with: deep earth tones.
That inspires you: a new color every day.

Medium you:
Love to work in: Wool, alpaca, organic cotton and recycled silk.
Tend to get frustrated with: Fine mohair.
Would love to learn: Crochet
You most admire: Woodworking and glass blowing
Favorite musical artist of the moment: Feist
Favorite all-time musical artist: Waterdeep
Favorite movie: The Royal Tennenbaums
Favorite food to eat: Does candy count as food?
Favorite food to cook: Microwave dinners.
Favorite place you’ve been: London and the Virgin Islands
Place you’d love to go to: New Zealand and Scotland

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1 comment:

  1. Excited to see this stuff.. love that first bag and the felted necklace!