Monthly Archives: June 2011

Swans Island’s Bill Laurita at Makers Market

If you’re in New York this weekend, our very own Bill Laurita will be among several panelists speaking at a discussion on Craft, Community and Commerce at the third annual Makers Market in Socrates Sculpture Park. Bill will be speaking alongside panelists James Murray, Executive Director of Product Development and Design at Simon Pearce, modernist furniture designer Chris Lehrecke, and BDDW founder/designer […]

Custom Blankets Just Off the Loom

As summer fast approaches, the new dye house churns out yarns and ideas for new custom throw blankets spring to mind. This pair of handsome custom woven winter weight blankets resulted from collaboration between Swans Island and an interior designer who was looking for just the right color combination for a client. Using three colors was something new […]

Learning the Ropes at Swans Island

I knew from my first tour of Swans Island that it was a unique and magical place. I’d been a fan of their gorgeous line of woven products, but I had never seen or touched them up close. As a knitter obsessed with the transformation of wool to what I consider wearable sculptures, I was impressed with the quality […]

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