Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Invitation to the 2015 American Craft Council Show


You are cordially invited to come in from the cold, warm up for a while, and shop the latest styles in our award-winning collection of exquisite merino wool, cashmere, silk, and cotton hand-knit fashion accessories
at the
2015 American Craft Council Show
(Booth 1002)
Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland

Friday, Feb. 20: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 22: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


(A handful of complimentary 1-day passes is available. Email us to request yours.)


Live too far from Baltimore? Visit our Winter Online Pop-Up Shop and enjoy free shipping for a limited time. Or shop via our other online store.
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Joys of Winter -- Vintage Photography of NYC and Washington, DC

A few months ago, I stumbled across these vintage B&W photos of snowy New York City and Washington DC street scenes from the early 1900's.  I think they are positively fabulous and entertaining, for so many reasons!  With a major blizzard forecasted to descend on the Northeast as I write this, and all the media hype concerning the hassles and inconveniences of snow, these marvelous photos are great reminders of the timeless joys of winter.

And, of course, the accessories designer in me can't help checking out the fashions! All the fun berets and scarves!

The photos appear to be by an anonymous photographer, being offered on Etsy as scans and digital downloads. All images are via HistoryPhoto.


Vintage photograph of winter in Madison Square Park, NYC. 1902. Source: HistoryPhoto.

Vintage photograph of winter in Washington, DC. 1922. Source: HistoryPhoto.

Vintage photograph of winter in NYC. 1900. Source: HistoryPhoto.
Vintage photograph of ice-skaters in Washington, DC. 1925. Source: HistoryPhoto.


Vintage photograph of winter in Central Park, NYC. Source: HistoryPhoto.

As some of you know, I'm a big fan of photography, especially B&W photography. I've also done and exhibited photography myself in the early 2000'. I think that these images are really splendid.


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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show Reflections - The Three Graces of Contemporary Fine Craft

Last autumn, I had the very special honor of exhibiting my work as an Emerging/Wearable Fiber Artist at the esteemed Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. It was an unforgettable experience, a milestone, a marvel. Around the time of the show, I wrote a little essay about the show, its artists, and this world I adore so much -- that of fine craft. I didn't get a chance to share it earlier, but, now, here it is. I hope you enjoy the words and the sights.

THE THREE GRACES OF CONTEMPORARY FINE CRAFT

Those who gathered for the 38th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center November 6-9, 2014, were in for a sumptuous feast of an experience. There were extraordinary vessels of clay, wood, metal, and fiber; beguiling jewelry that undulates and caresses the body; uncommon furniture that does not merely occupy space but commands it; and, clothing exquisitely fashioned out of the finest fibers. Each of the 195 exhibiting artists came from unique backgrounds, having mastered a distinctive set of skills, and works in a different aesthetic framework than their PMA Craft Show neighbor. Yet, as they work year-round in their studios in Maine, Illinois, California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, each piece they chisel, forge, wheel throw, and weave is a sign of worshiping the three graces of contemporary fine craft – form, surface, and storytelling.

Form Transformed

Artwork by PMA Craft Show 2014 artists: (Top Row, L-R) Jennifer Martin, Richard Judd, David Fraser, (Bottom Row, L-R) Chunghie Lee, Valerie Jo Coulson, Lulu Fichter

PMA Craft Show artists across different media celebrate three-dimensional expression and the exuberance of form and line. Taking their cue from the classical and traditional, these artists trans-form shapes and objects that defy conventions, question the equilibrium, and devise their own rules of proportion. The objects of desire they create, whether they fit in the palm of your hand or are larger than life, are wondrous, exciting, enticing.

Surface Exposed

Artwork by PMA Craft Show 2014 Artists: (Top Row, L-R) Kathleen Dustin, Jill Hurant, Simon van der Ven, Michael Mikula, Rob Sieminski, Robert Rickard.

PMA Craft Show artists mine the depths and expand the boundaries of their materials to reveal surfaces that invite touch and expand the tactile vocabulary. From creating complex patinas to concocting textile-like patterns in porcelain or wood, the spectrum of surface design possibilities was on abundant display at the Show. Crevices, layers, and the juxtapositions between hard and soft, ruled the day in virtually every booth at the Show. The “right” and “wrong” sides, recto and verso are often equally important, each carrying its own textural delight and meaning.

Stories in Conversation

Artwork by PMA Craft Show 2014 Artists: (Top Row, L-R) Christine Schukow Rodrigues, Roberta and David Williamson, Robert Farrell, (Bottom Row, L-R) Cathy Rose, Kina Crow, Ken and Julie Girardini.

One of the primary reasons audiences flock to an experience like the PMA Craft Show is to see, hear, and read stories told by objects, as augmented by conversations held between visitors and exhibiting artists. Whether firmly representational or strictly figurative, the individual necklaces, teapots, cabinets, hats, and baskets audiences encountered at the Show held the artists' narratives. Their bodies of work as well as individual brushstrokes, carving marks, and stitches are fragments of their makers' stories. These are tales “to be continued” – both when you as a visitor interact with the artists, and when you acquire their work to make it part of your own story, in your home, your collection, your wardrobe.


Written by Elena Rosenberg, an Emerging Artist at the 2014 PMACraft Show. Elena is a New York based wearable fiber artist, knit fashion designer, and an advocate for fine craft and art. She serves on the Boards of Directors at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and Surface Design Association. She is an artist member of American Craft Council, TAFA, and ArtsWestchester. From 2012 through 2014, she was on staff at Fiber Art Now magazine. Elena works on strategy, marketing, content development, and curatorial projects with artists, organizations, and small businesses.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Online Winter Pop-Up Shop Now Open!


Announcing our new online Winter Pop-Up Shop!

Find exquisite fashion accessories for everyone on your list.

Free Shipping + 15% Off all Orders, now through December 12, 2014.

enter code at checkout: HappyHolidays2014
 

The Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art collection offers luxurious, expertly crafted adornments for discerning women and men who love and appreciate design originality and fine craftsmanship.

 

Find a selection of Shawls, Wraps, Scarves, Hats, Gauntlets, and other unique styles in rich, vibrant colors and in beautiful neutrals.

 

These garments and accessories are modern heirlooms that you and your loved ones will enjoy season after season, year after year.


As always, thank you for recognizing and supporting independent design, and thank you for supporting handmade!

Finely crafted from luxurious materials
Gift Certificates are now available!
 
Offer code HappyHolidays2014 (good through December 12, 2014) is also valid in our other online shop, which currently offers a smaller selection than the Winter Pop-Up Shop. A new shopping experience will be unveiled in 2015, please stay tuned.

* Free shipping + 15% off is good on all online purchases from the Winter Pop-Up Shop, including sample sale items. The discount is not valid on Gift Certificate purchases. US Buyers + US Shipping only. International customers: please contact us directly for alternate shopping arrangements.

SAVE THE DATE for the American Craft Council 2015 Show in Baltimore, MD!
February 20-22, 2015

Photography by Ellen Crane.

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meet me in Philadelphia this fall!

This autumn, you are cordially invited to see the Elena Rosenberg knit collection and meet me at two extraordinary events in Philadelphia, PA -- the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair (October 10-12, 2014) and Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show (November 6-9, 2014).  It's a treat to be an invited artist at these prestigious exhibitions of contemporary fine craft and design. Each show is a major destination and event, and a perfect opportunity for you to come see the new line of finely handknit fashion accessories and pick out something lovely for your fall and winter wardrobe.  I look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Elena Rosenberg Knit Fashion, Made in New York
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art
If you are like most fans of Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art designs, you are someone who appreciates fine quality, exquisite craftsmanship, and clothing that is both timeless and modern. You may be a devotee of sustainable and 'slow' fashion, an art lover, an artwear fan. You love clothing and accessories that feel good to the touch and next to your skin and that are easy to wear. You love an elegant, feminine look, and a look that makes a statement. I am confident that you will find new pieces to adore and wear daily, among the designs in my Fall 2014 collection. Each piece continues to be made in New York one-stitch-at-a-time, based on my original patterns, and using only the finest, most luxurious fibers around.

Can't make it to Philadelphia in the fall? SHOP Elena Rosenberg designs ONLINE anytime.

Elena Rosenberg Knit Fashion, Made in New York
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art
The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen holds its popular Fine Craft Fair in Rittenhouse Square in October 2014, as the venerable organization celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. This event is located in the very heart of the city in a beautiful neighborhood surrounded by charming bakeries, interesting restaurants, and excellent arts & cultural venues. The Fine Craft Fair itself is held outdoors, and the perimeter of historic Rittenhouse Square is lined with booths displaying some of the finest and highest quality craft from the East Coast and beyond. There will be fine and alternative materials jewelry, photography, fine woodworking, basketry, and glass.


Your Fashion & Wearable Fiber Art destination at the Fine Craft Fair in Rittenhouse Square is Booth #23 on Walnut St. -- Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art.

This show is free to attend. It's open Friday and Saturday (October 10-11) from 11am to 6pm, and Sunday (October 12) from 11am to 5pm.

Luxury Knit Fashion by Elena Rosenberg, Made in New York
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is in its 38th year, and it is, without a doubt, one of the most competitive and prestigious contemporary craft and design shows in existence today. It's a particular bright and bold feather in my cap to be making a debut at the PMA Craft Show this year, as an Emerging Artist. Collectors and fine craft/design lovers travel to the PMA Craft Show from all over the country. The award-winning and museum quality pottery, jewelry, mixed media art, and decorative fiber you will see at this show will be a true feast for the senses.


Come to booth #219 at the show to see Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art designs. I also will be doing an artist demonstration/talk at the show (details to come).

Luxury Knit Fashion by Elena Rosenberg, Made in New York
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art
The PMA Craft Show will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Thursday, November 6, 2014 through Sunday, November 9, 2014. Thursday-Friday hours are 11am - 9pm, Saturday hours are 10am - 6pm, and Sunday hours are 10am - 5pm. For details and directions, visit the PMA Show website.

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Fine Women's Luxury Knit Fashion by New York Designer Elena Rosenberg
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art

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(Photography above by Ellen Crane)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer Style Finds

What's your summer style like? If you are picturing lightweight natural fabrics and fibers (silks, cottons, linen blends), flowing silhouettes, and subtle geometric and botanical prints, you are going to enjoy my Summer Style picks very much. From bold and vibrant colors to neutral tones, these clothes, along with jewelry and accessories to complement them, are the very essence of summer, wherever you happen to spend it -- in the city, by the seashore, in the garden, or on the road to your next adventure.

Summer Frocks

Navy, Saffron, Seafoam
Cotton, Linen, Silk
Jasmin Shokrian, Wiksten, Donna Karan


Summer Tops

Ruffles, Ferns, Applique
Isabel Marant, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Alabama Chanin


Summer Adornments & Jewelry

 Organic Cotton, Wood, Silver
Sea Kelp, Pebbles, Shells
Elena Rosenberg, Grace Girvan, Oscar Carvallo


Summer Bags

Lemon, Eco-print, Leather + Linen
Jill Harrell, Red2White, Ellington Handbags


Summer Pastimes

Caresses, Pedals, Petals
Jose Villa Photography, Ali Harper Photography, Sweet Eventide Photography


Summer Treats

Wild Strawberries, Summer Harvest Scent, Ginger & Cilantro Margarita
AllTheBeautifulThings, Burren Perfumery, The Gouda Life


See more SUMMER STYLE inspiration on my Pinterest Boards.
Other summer-time collections to enjoy: 

My other seasonal STYLE collections:



Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring 2014 Events


This May, I invite you to visit me at these beautiful events to see what's new in my collection of hand-knit wearable fiber art and fashion accessories, and see the many other talented artists who will be exhibiting their designs alongside me, in New York and in Pennsylvania. If you are in the area, I hope you will stop by!


Artrider Productions
Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 2-4, 2014
Booth #B-206


Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 9-11, 2014
Booth #15



Can't make it to these shows? Connect with me online, via my artist page on Facebook, or by visiting my online shop. Sign up for my mailing list and save the date for these future 2014 events:


Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst
Tarrytown, NY, September 12-14, 2014
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair
Philadelphia, PA, October 10-12, 2014

(Photography by Ellen Crane)