“The process, from designing to printing my linens one by one, gives me such joy; I love being behind each print and every detail. ”
“When I look around my studio, I smile at the fact that this is where my dream became a reality.”
Why is making handmade goods important to you?
My first job in the textile industry was at an old mill in Argentina that specialized in printing silk for ties. There I saw up close the handcrafted work that defined textile factories. The walls were filled with a collection of intricate flat screens, while the designer’s room was stocked with hand painted designs and transparencies. Forty long printing tables were surrounded by workers pushing squeegees along screens in a synchronized motion to complete the designs. New technologies brought upon a shift in the business. As I witnessed the transition, one of my dreams became very clear to me: I wanted to preserve the handcrafted work that has long been the hallmark of textile making!
Walk us through your production/design process.
My designs start with my own drawings that are transferred into patterns and products. All linens are cut and hand-screen printed and sewed at my studio. I focus exclusively on linen, which is woven from naturally-sustainable flax fibers -- with the added benefit that it gets a little more beautiful every time you wash it.
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Hmmmm… champagne, movies and food! Oh, and of course shoes!