Over on the small object, there are some really great holiday craft ideas. Two of my favorites are made using recycled fabric scraps. If you do any sewing and are a pack rat, I know you have tons of little scraps you’re saving “just in case”. So here are two awesome ideas to use em up! Check out the stacking fabric trees and chain link garland…
I took the recommendation on love forever and checked out all over print. This blog covers color, design and inspiration of the textile design company. There are some really beautiful inspiring images. I wish some of the entries had more words so you knew what the works in progress and inspirations were related to, but I guess that’s part of the fun. Check it out!
Yoonie-at-home posted her tutorial for making shrinky dink holiday ornaments. She gives a super detailed step by step and even gives you a template to download. I love crafts that involve a childhood pastime for a modern craft. Check it out and get shrinking!
We got some comments asking for more details of our giant crochet tree display. Here you go! This is the prototype tree our display team made in their workspace at the home office.
The visual team crochetters worked from the top down, starting with a styrofoam ball, crochetting around it and then down, connecting to big rings as we went. Then we crochetted garland to drape on the tree, and crochetted around little styrofoam balls to be “ornaments.” Then we had to chop the rings in quarters, folded the tree up, and sent it to india to be reproduced. As you can see from the pictures of the final one in the stores, they’re all a little different. But it looks great and is a wonderful handmade treasure.
Check out our new brushed print tanks and boyshorts. Our intimates designers created the original samples with spray paint and stencils. In our factory, they produce the same effect using an airbrush printing technique. See the tanks and boyshorts on the web and in our catalog!
The Free People stores are filled with holiday cheer. Check out this years decorations..
The bike is decked out, of course.
This year was all about the silver mirrored garlands and tinsel, and sparkly winter creatures.
Our favorite piece, the crocheted tree!
There are some cool events happening this week in NY that I thought I’d share…
One is the Bust Holiday Craftacular. This is one of my favorite spots for holiday gifts and new crafty ideas for stuff to make myself. It keeps getting better every year, so check it out this Saturday, Dec 8th at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, 125 West 18th Street.
Also this week, is GenArt’s SHOP NYC, full of amazing designers selling their wares for amazing prices. This Wednesday at the Puck Building from 6-10pm.
Our new December catalog is inspired by Hawaii’s tropical vibes, exotic flowers, and aloha spirit. We loved hibiscus flowers and floral prints in all different sizes and colors. We also added touches of sporty elements like stripes to add contrast to the floral prints. Punchy colors like oranges and ocean blues are splashed throughout the line. Silhouettes are casual, light, and airy. The Hawaii collection is all about easy dressing. Read more »
Check out our new December catalog and be sure to check out the video too! Behind the scenes info on the new book coming soon!
Emma of emmas designblogg just introduced her readers to the artwork of Scott Rench. This is what he says about the idea of interactive ceramics…
“I started this series of work after thinking about people and the art they live with. I wanted to create something that engaged the viewer in its creation and evolution.”
and a little about his process…
“My ceramic work, consists of computer generated images that are printed with a ceramic glaze onto a large canvas of clay. Creating and collecting images, I scan them into the computer and manipulate them to fit the concept. The new image is output onto transparent film that acts as a stencil for transferring the image to a silk-screen. Glaze is then used (instead of ink) to print the image on to a slab of clay. Once completely dry the slabs are fired in a kiln, producing an image that will stand the test of time indoor or outdoor.”
Scott’s work is part of the Fragiles exhibition in Miami Design 2007. Here is one more favorite “interactive” piece from the show… ( I couldn’t figure out the artist from the website, so if anybody can give them credit, please leave a comment.)
Have your checked out the Holiday Shop yet?? Get gift ideas from Free People, see our stocking stuffers, make a wishlist, or find a wishlist from your friends and family. Do you have a limit in your holiday budget? Use the “shop by price” feature. This is also the spot to buy a gift card, find out about holiday shipping and see our beautiful gift wrap option.
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