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Anthology-Tracy-Wilkinson-portraitI am so glad that photographer Laure Joliet suggested that we feature Tracy Wilkinson in Issue No. 15/Spring 2014 (our current release). Tracy is one super talented lady, and I pretty much love everything that she does: her pottery, her woven lighting, her apparel. When I interviewed her, I couldn’t help but be impressed—and inspired—by all of her creative pursuits. (She also happens to be the designer behind one of my favorite, but sadly now defunct, brands: Mon Petit Oiseau.)

You can read more about Tracy in Issue No. 15, but I wanted to share some of Laure’s outtakes from her afternoon with Tracy, so you can get a glimpse of her home and creative process. And don’t forget to check out the TW Workshop online store!

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{ Photos by Laure Joliet for Anthology Magazine }

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Weavings from Maryanne Moodie

by Joanna on April 28, 2014

In 2010, Maryanne Moodie started weaving as a creative outlet, and it didn’t take long for her to dig into the medium. Her pieces range from pastel blush tones of peach and pink to bright and bold primary hues—and everything in between. She also experiments with a wide variety of yarn gauges, making her weavings incredibly textural. After relocating from Melbourne, Australia, Maryanne started working out of a studio in New York, where she continues to make each piece by hand. If you’re as big a fan of Maryanne’s work as I am, you’ll be happy to know her Instagram feed is constantly updated with her latest creations.

{ Images via Maryanne Moodie }

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Sabatina Leccia Studio

by Alexis on April 16, 2014

I came across the work of Sabatina Leccia and was completely mesmerized. The combination of embroidery, staining, painting, and drawing results in compositions that feel spontaneous and organic. But the level of detail and work involved in all those hand-placed stitches and beads suggests anything but. I reached out to Sabatina to find out more about her process. Her words reflect the organic quality of her pieces: “I am not drawing what I’m going to do before the making in order to be completely free…” Sabatina uses her embroidery—which she views more as painting than a traditional decorative art—as an opportunity to meditate and reflect.

{ Images provided by Sabatina Leccia }

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Perfect for gift-giving or as a present for yourself, these DIY calendars from Heather Lins Home are a great project for the new year. For each month there is a heavy, recycled card printed with the template for the stitches; the kit also comes with embroidery floss and a needle. Heather designed two different calendar sets, one based on classic stitched text—The Year in Stitches—and another—Stitch in the Stars—which features the 12 constellations of the zodiac. Either stitch ‘em all at the start of the year (a great little project during the holidays) or celebrate each new month by completing a card.

{ images via Heather Lins Home }

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Holiday Craft Fairs

by Alexis on December 2, 2013

{ Union Square Holiday Market via UrbanSpaceNYC }

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we’re in the midst of the holiday season! I spent the weekend making lists for all those I’ll be buying gifts for this year, and I’m trying to get my shopping done early to avoid the stress of last-minute runs to the store and expedited shipping. But finding beautiful gifts that are just right for the recipients can be a challenge, and while shopping online is convenient, there’s something lost when you’re sitting at a computer screen. Fortunately there are an abundance of holiday markets and craft fairs taking place this month, featuring talented artists and makers. I’m planning to visit a few to pick up handmade gifts for many friends and family members, and have been marking my calendar with those I’ll be able to hit.

We’ve compiled a list of just some of the great events taking place this holiday season, but if you know of one in your area, please let us know in the comments!

Tinsel & Twine
Dec 5, 6 + 7 // Gentry’s Farm 1974 New Highway Ninety Six West, Franklin TN

The Portland Bazaar
Dec 6, 7 + 8 // 420  NE 9th St, Portland, OR

Renegade Craft Fair
Dec 7 + 8 // Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk St, Chicago, IL

Denver HaHo Holiday Market
Dec 14 – 15 // 734 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO

Renegade Craft Fair
Dec 14 + 15 // Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

The Makery Winter Market
Dec 14 + 15 // 424 N Tillamook St, Portland, OR

Renegade Craft Fair
Dec 21 + 22 // Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St, San Francisco, CA

Boston Handmade
Nov 29 – Dec 24 // 2 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA

Union Square Holiday Market
Nov 21 – Dec 24 // Union Square, New York City

Armadillo Bazaar
Dec 17 – 24 // Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Art Star Holiday Market
Nov 29 – Dec 31 // Blue Cross River Rink at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA

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