Back in January we were salivating over the Artist Textile exhibit at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. If you never managed to finagle an international flight to London, take heart! The exhibit opens at the American Textile History Museum next week, and runs through March 2015. We'd love a plane ticket to the East Coast right about now, but failing that we'd be just as pleased with a report from any of our East Coast guild members who manage the trip!
We think Katja Ollendorff's installment of The Sketch Chronicles is super inspiring!
Leslie has more than 20 years experience in styling, manufacturing and product development from
conceptual design through production in both residential and commercial sectors. Her expertise in
woven fabrics includes engineering, manufacturing and testing. Clients included Steelcase, Calvin
Klein, Calvert Group and Pottery Barn, as well as Levi Strauss. In 1997 Leslie founded
TANGLEBLUE a product design and development consultancy in San Francisco.
Leslie trained as a weaver, having been introduced to textiles as an art medium. A perpetual
student, she studied natural dye under the Goblein Master dyer Jean Dufour and workshopped
with notable fiber artists and designers such as Jack Lenor Larsen and Louise Lemieux Berube.
She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art under Gerhardt Knodel, and was a Peace
Corp Volunteer in El Salvador, Central America working with the textile cottage industry. Her studio
is in San Francisco on Hunters Point Shipyard, where she shows annually during Open Studios.
Currently she is developing product for specialty shops and continues work with mills and on her
loom. Her designs and consultancy projects include Jacquard woven fabric and tapestry. She is a
trainer for Pointcarré software, a premiere textile design and engineering software, one of their
Join us at our next meeting where Leslie Terzian Markoff will demo Pointcarré textile software. We first encountered Pointcarré at Surtex, and were intrigued by it's potential. Leslie will demonstrate the software's capabilities to create repeats, colorways, and ability to visualize what the print will look like on different surfaces. This promises to be a fascinating evening.
"For 25 years, Pointcarré Textile Software provides a complete package for Printing, Knitting and Weaving aimed at Fashion, Home Furnishing and Technical Industry."
I use a small sketchbook because it's easier to carry it around. I usually draw single motifs, that way I can make different layouts using the same motifs. Each page of my sketchbook gets full, sometimes the drawings overlap each other. Sometimes I hand paint my motifs or I color them directly in the computer. Ether way, the motifs always get manipulated in the computer to create a final design.
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