A lot of sewing, a bit of knitting and some random thoughts on incorporating creativity into every day.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
NYT: Is Italy Too Italian?
I just love the headline of this piece. It is an interesting article about a family-run textile business in northern Italy --- one that has a "spa" for all of the threads/yarns that ultimately become yards of fine wool fabrics that are extremely expensive but gorgeous. While the article veers from the actual making of the fabric, it offers interesting tidbits about how things are done in Italy and its current state of affairs. There is even a mention of Santo Versace, the older brother of Gianni Versace, who is now a member of the Italian parliament but was once the business head of the Versace brand (I recently read the book, House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival --- a good beach read).
I am a science/medical communicator who loves fashion and making beautiful clothes. I love tailoring jackets and coats; learning new sewing techniques; and wrestling with the mysteries of achieving a perfect fit. I live with a very supportive husband who has acquired an alarmingly large volume of knowledge about sewing, and a confident cat named Simon who insists on luxuriating on freshly washed and pre-shrunk yardage. I also design patterns for hand-knitters -- to see some of my work, check out www.jeankaori.com/blog. Thanks for visiting!