fun with yarn

This morning I wandered into the Display Team’s room, and found them working on this sweet little project!

Turns out they are thinking of creating big rugs to hang on the walls in the stores. (Which would be awesome.)
So today they have been creating lots of little mini-rugs, to try out different techniques and see what looks best and allows for the most detail.

They are so cute! Next time I wander into that room, you can bet I’m going to be asking for rug-making lessons… ;)

Karla -Aug 26, 2008, 4:08PM
Okay, I know that these ladies work really hard and I'm sure that there are downsides to their job too, but I would KILL to have "create nifty yarn crafts" in MY job description!!

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fine fabrics

I found a link to this in the archives of a blog last week (sorry, I can’t remember where!) I loved the image above, the fabric books of an Italian manufacturer, Mantero.
The Herald Tribune featured the photo accompanying an article titled The Globalization of Fabric. Check it out to learn a little about the difference in the quality of cloth used by some of the brands you would find at your local shopping mall versus those used in the world of luxury fashion. The story also explains some of the countries that supply the luxury market, and the types of fabric they specialize in.

pruittfpgirl -Aug 25, 2008, 11:06AM
cool pic! also, interesting article!

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Free People dogs, Porter and Agnes, are shown above enjoying the shade at the Employee Appreciation party last week! You may remember Agnes (right) from when she was featured in a Free People doggy profile a while back. She and Porter were tied to a tree together at the party and they just loved it! They are best friends!
I also really wanted to show you this awesome cake that Magnolia Bakery in New York City made for our catalog shoot last week! It was so cute, I couldn’t resist sharing!

Jennifer Hilliker -Aug 27, 2008, 1:46PM
Yay! Thank you for answering my question! I tend to get very happy when I know another cute catalog is comin up!
pruittfpgirl -Aug 27, 2008, 10:38AM
Well, I'm not positive- but I'm pretty sure the bakery stuff is going to be appearing in one of the holiday catalogs this winter. xo p

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Last month, we opened our second New York City store, at 1319 3rd Avenue!
We have been so excited about it!
Everyone who had a part in helping open up this store did such a fantastic job- the store is incredible! Just have a look at these photos for proof! I especially am in love with the cash-register counter…
If you find yourself in NYC, please, come visit us!


ximena -Nov 22, 2008, 7:48AM
Lovely store !!!!!
B -Aug 27, 2008, 3:21PM
My beau and i frequent NYC alot even though it's a very long drive from Ottawa.. we'll .. wait I mean I'll be sure to be checking this out.. your stuff looks amazing.. can't wait to see it in person!!

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copenhagen cycle chic

I am loving this blog of fashionable bike riders!!! I can’t stand it. Maybe riding my bike in heels is easier than walking around the city all day?? Check out Copenhagen Cycle Chic!
That last photo is by Larry Strung from from a series called Hamilton365.

Hannah Elisabeth Moody -Aug 27, 2008, 10:42AM
hey, come check me out at p.s. don't get thrown off by the tacky name.
Katie -Aug 22, 2008, 1:08PM
Those girls are seriously brave to cycle in heels! I give them a huge bravo! YEAH BIKE!

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Check out our super cute Elysees V Top! It comes in four awesome colors! Have a look below…

Olive Green
My question about our women’s tops is, which color do you like the most? Give us your opinion!

D -Aug 21, 2008, 5:57PM
I love the pimento color for sure! The blonde model reminds me so much of gwyneth paltrow..super cute!

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gas station cozy

How incredible?! Jennifer Marsh was sick and tired of staring at this eyesore of an abandoned gas station and decided to take matters into her own hands. She brought together a group of international artists and U.S. school children to help her craft the covering for every inch of the old Citgo including the lights, the pumps, and the signs. Crochet, knit, patch, and stitch!
found on Wooster Collective

suzanne buchanan -Aug 24, 2008, 3:58PM
Awesome! Looks like a perfect location for the next Free People store!!! Wouldn't need to do a thing...
pruittfpgirl -Aug 21, 2008, 12:56PM
Wow! This is so cool! I want my house to look like this.... :)

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I was browsing around Design*Sponge this morning, and came across an interesting post featuring designer David Stark. The post discussed David’s incredible job planning and creating a benefit event for The Robin Hood Foundation, (see picture below, and the D*S post for more pictures,) but one thing lead to another and I ended up on David’s site, which is where I found this video! It’s long but doesn’t seem long – I could watch for hours, it’s very mesmerizing! Enjoy!

katy smail

Katy Smail is
These are a few of her newest illustrations. How much do you love that fisherman?

You’ve witnessed some of my ballon infatuations, and now I give you pinatas and confetti. ConfettiSystem provides glamorous handmade party decor and accessories like this glam blindfold and gem-like pinatas. I’m sure you DIY too! Party time…
Found via the Refinery29 Pipeline

Don’t forget about our FP Style Event, which is going on right now!
We have been collecting your pictures of you and your friends wearing Free People and putting them in a set on our Flickr account! We love seeing how you wear your Free People!
Below, find just a few of the pictures that FP girls have sent us so far! To see the whole set, check out our Flickr account! And don’t forget to send us pictures of you in your Free People, to!


quilt and sew

Feel like doing some quilting? Or maybe you’d like to make a bag for your yoga mat?? Amy Butler offers free pdf patterns for doing just that. Of course the samples are made up in her beautiful floral fabrics, but you can run wild with your own combinations of prints!

aiko -Feb 20, 2010, 11:22AM
I do love these two mats. I wish I can make this type of quilt, Thanks for the inspiration!

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