Post image for Inspiring Words: Know Who You Are

For those of you having that “Lost in Translation” moment in your life right now remember the delicate words of Bob Harris “The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you’ll let things upset you” One of my all time favorite films came flowing into me this week and it made me think about a few things in life. Read more »

Sarah -Nov 11, 2012, 11:25PM
Thank you for such an inspiring and thought-provoking quote
Amanda Rose -Nov 11, 2012, 9:54PM
I just saw this movie for the first time friday nigh, loved it. Came across this post, thank you!

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Update: This post originally ran on September 21st 2011 but we wanted to bring it back as a reminder of how fun and environmentally friendly natural dyes are! Read more »

Shalom -Feb 11, 2015, 5:12PM
Barb, in my experience, natural dyes work better on animal /protein fibers than plant fibers. Silk and wool (from various animals) tend to absorb the dye better than say cotton or linen. I really like to use a mordant first before i use the dye itself. The mordant opens up the fiber to accept the colour more easily and will also help the dye last longer later. My favourite mordant so far is alum with a little bit of cream of tartar. It seems to work with everything, it can be safely disposed of down the drain and you can buy both in the grocery store. You can also let some nails rust in a jar of water to extract iron, but that's more for brown dyes than brilliant colours. I've been using a combination of 90 % beets and 10 %pomegranate juice (it's acidic) and i get a very deep, gorgeous red in my wool. If you add acid to the dye bath you get a deeper red, if you use something like baking soda you get more of a dark pink. Turmeric gives an amazing yellow. Blackberries give anything from grey-blue to red to purple, depending on the addition of acid or alkaline. There's a LOT of information out there! Good luck with it! Experimenting is half the fun, and it's also a huge Science lesson!
Barb Painter -Feb 04, 2015, 6:36PM
Hi I'm just starting to homeschool my 11 year old grand daughter and thought dyeing fabrics using natural dyes like the above mentioned would be a great art lesson. Can you tell me what fabrics dye best? Thanks

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Post image for Artwork We Love: Illustrations By Angela Dalinger

I can’t get enough of these sweet illustrations by German artist Angela Dalinger.  The attention to detail is amazing for such small subject matter, and the composition, arranged like little collections on paper, makes them even more interesting.  Read more »

Tia -Nov 04, 2012, 12:26PM
How do you find these awesome prints?
sarah -Nov 03, 2012, 9:55AM
these are lovely!

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Post image for Saturday DO: Create A Centerpiece

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always sort of cringed at Thanksgiving Centerpieces. One Thanksgiving, I sorted through all of my mom’s old centerpieces, ripped everything apart, and used the pieces to make my own versions of table decor. (Sorry Mom). This year though, I came across something unique, seasonal, and truly stunning. Read more »

Post image for Pet Adoption Event At Free People Atlanta!

We have one store event this weekend, and it’s a good one! Join Free People Atlanta for a pet adoption party in partnership with Atlanta Pet Rescue, and meet your new best friend! The event is on Saturday from 1pm – 4pm. For more info and to RSVP visit their Facebook page.

Post image for Why We Love Winter Boots—And How We Wear Them

Waking up this week to a few frosty days in a row reminds me that a change is coming. It’s time to unearth my winter coat from where it’s hiding under my bed, and quickly finish knitting the new cozy scarf I’ve been working on. Read more »

Rosette -Nov 30, 2012, 12:37AM
Cate the great bootes from Sorel! Love em!
doggy daddy -Nov 14, 2012, 10:22AM
OMG, the best boots I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post image for Peace Valley Lavender Farm + 5 Uses for Lavender

This is a guest post by Johnie Gall of DirtbagDarling.com

The smell of lavender is unlike any other, at once calming and invigorating, strong and subtle, and if you pay a visit to the Peace Valley Lavender Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, you’ll get to smell like it for days! Read more »

Erika -Oct 21, 2014, 4:15PM
Hello my friend! I wish to say that this article is amazing, great written and come with approximately all vital infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .
Megan -Jul 03, 2013, 7:58AM
I wanted ideas for the actually lavender, not just the oils. I have a few plants and would love to put them to use if anyone has any suggestions.

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Post image for Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Our November book is always a special one – longer and full of amazing product for holiday season. This year our team traveled near (New York City) and far (Patagonia, Argentina) to bring to life five fairytales that inspired the concept for this book. Read more »

cherie -Dec 04, 2012, 2:09AM
Wherei is the knit cardi that she has on the cover shot? I cannot find it-on-line that is. She is great in her shot's! Especially the cover and the back shot's!
Victoria -Nov 13, 2012, 4:37PM
I've signed up for catalog's twice over the last few months, and haven't received even one....

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Post image for Poll: On The Road

This week’s trend On The Road provokes a feeling of wandering, cozy textures worn with rustic tones for those days when you just want to hit the back roads. Read more »

Kelsey -Nov 02, 2012, 10:50PM
You could ask this poll on twitter using Twitpolls.com and include the pictures. Might help you guys get more votes. LOVE all of these though. I wish I could live in Free People!
Alexandra Queen -Nov 01, 2012, 7:22PM
I really like the overalls (for a roll in the hay?), but I see I'm out numbered. The rose jacket in the last pic is darling. www.mermaidheart.com

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Post image for Office Style: Understated Halloween

Our office re-opened yesterday after Hurricane Sandy, the day of All Hallow’s Eve. There were a lot out outfits being worn to represent this spooky day. Read more »

Mainak Chowdhury -Nov 04, 2012, 3:05PM
Beautiful........... I like it very much....
Jampie -Nov 01, 2012, 9:57PM
She. Is.....BEAUTIFUL :*

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Post image for 5 Natural Cures For Sleeplessness

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It’s 4 o’clock in the morning. Your eyelids are the heaviest they’ve felt in weeks. All you want to do is drift off into a peaceful, dreamy sleep, yet somehow, you’re lying in bed, wide awake. Read more »

Olivia -Jun 10, 2014, 3:02AM
I have suffered from bad sleeplessness for ages but then my yoga teacher taught me something last week that has helped me so so much. You simply lie down on your back and put your legs up vertically against a wall. It is also nice to have a cushion just underneath your lower back. Close your eyes and put your hands on your stomach and just lie there like that for 5 minutes. What happens is all the blood eventually comes down from your feet and legs into your upper body which makes you more relaxed and sleepy. I do this right before bed, it works wonders :)
Kelly -Nov 02, 2012, 11:54PM
What helps me sleep is my room being as peaceful as possible. I don't have a computer or t.v. in my room. I feel like without those distractions it helps calm my mind. For me, just having a computer near by makes me think I still could still be working on it. So with it out of sight I can rest and not think about it. If I am still having trouble sleeping, listening to music on my ipod helps. Putting on some relaxing songs brings on the zzz's.

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Post image for November Calendar & Wallpaper Download!

This month we have two downloads for you! Our November calendar, which you can download from our flickr page in the horizontal or vertical version, and some pretty desktop wallpaper! Read more »

rihanna -Jan 17, 2015, 1:33AM
I want rihanna
Christine Hoopes -Nov 02, 2012, 12:10AM
:-)

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