New York Diary
Sunday 12th March 6am meet at terminal 2 Manchester Airport
26 textile students 1 mature creative practice student
ETA Newark NYC 3PM.
Monday 13th March
Biggest snow blizzard forecasted in ten years!
National emergency predicted for tomorrow.
Visit to say thanks to Dance Notation
Bureau, Wall St. for their support over the
Mei put in touch with the her tutor Valerie
Williams at the Ohio State university as a
contact, with the possibility of exhibiting in
Snow arrived over night, studio visits
cancelled. Stay in the warm or venture out like
a stupid tourist?
Room with a view
Ventured out to pick up tickets for the Paul
Taylor's modern dance performance at the Lincoln
Centre. Thanks to Doris Caravaglia from the DNB for
giving me two tickets for tonight's performance.
Wednesday 15th March
8:30 start, busy day ahead.
Maharam Textiles. This is my second visit to these designers. Beautiful working environment and fantastic colour library. What amazed me was that designers can spend up to two years creating a design, the level of detail in the choice of pattern and colour is very precise. What I've take from this visit is clean down Fridays, work areas need to be uncluttered! First thing when I get back is to clean my studio space.
Thursday 16th March
1PM WGSN 229 West 43rd Street
The World's Trend Authority
3PM Judy Ross. 41 Union Square West
Another great visit to Judy's studio. Great to see how her work has developed over the last year. She now has a licensing agreement with a national textile company. She discussed the pros and cons of this relationship and the work involved.
4PM Kova Textiles 32 Union Square East
This was one of my favourite studio visits. As a mature student with several careers under my belt, meeting a mature designer who is still going strong when most of her peers would be happy claiming their pension was a real inspiration. Her entrepreneurial spirit was amazing, creating yarns and gaining large contracts in New York and still traveling the world in search of inspiration.