NY Make it With Wool Competition

With strong roots in the Northeast, the Make it with Wool Competition continues to inspire innovative design with wool. This year, Haley Smith, a primary collaborator in the New York Regional Yarn Sourcebook and a junior in Fiber Science & Apparel Design at Cornell, won first place! What a great way to celebrate fiber arts,…

Enjoying Ithaca Festival May 2014!

The Ithaca Festival is this weekend! It was exciting to see the creativity variety among the Ithaca community during the Festival Parade on Friday. The festival provides a space for the community to come together and appreciate local talents, creativity, and resources. It builds on human and social capital. Below are photograph of my favorite parts of the parade: Today, Saturday,…

Personality Characteristics of Hand-Knit Sweaters

I was excited to make this word cloud that represents personality descriptions of hand-knit sweaters (cashmere, alpaca, wool). It is based on responses from 200 women in New York. It is great to consider the different words people use to describe a sweater as it if were a real human being with a personality. It’s not something we usually consider…

Hyper-sexualization of Adriana Lima

I recently “liked” Adriana Lima’s page in hopes of learning more about her everyday activities in the fashion world and as a fellow Latina. Today I clicked on her page and was surprised to see her timeline cover page that mimics a Dolce & Gabbana “gang rape” ad that was banned  in 2007. The D&G ad…