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)


Friday, February 14, 2014

2014 Collection Photoshoot - Part I


On a snowy February afternoon in one of Westchester County's picturesque rivertowns, a fantastic group of women gathered for an unusual photo-session. My vision for the shoot was to showcase a phenomenon, a trend, a connecting thread I have experienced over the past few years with many of my amazing customers. In person, at the art & fine craft shows I do, and through interactions in my online store, I have observed women of different generations gravitate toward and fall in love with the same designs of mine. Whether they are in their teens, twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and above, women of all ages seem to find my styles and my work beautiful and desirable. 

I love seeing multi-generational families shopping in my show booth together. And I love knowing that my fashion accessories, clothing, and adornments have been worn on round-the-world journeys, to weddings, soirees, vow renewals, recitals, or simply on strolls around town or quiet afternoons at home. I love seeing people's faces light up when they try one of my designs on, and when they feel elegant, warm, pampered, and loved in what they are wearing. With thousands of individual stitches comprising every garment and accessory, each exquisitely made by hand one at a time, what else could you feel when wearing an Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art original, if not love? 

Here in these photos are women of several generations looking positively dazzling in the shawls, wraps, scarves, capelets, hats, and gauntlets from my recent collection. It is a reflection of things coming full circle too, as in the last year or so, the work coming out of my knitwear studio is no longer produced by me alone. We are now a two-person team, with my mother, Alla Kachuro (who taught me to knit when I was 10 or 11!), skillfully contributing production help on some of the designs.

I hope you love these photos as much as I do! Stay tuned for more images and details from this session in Part II, coming soon!

A little behind-the-scenes collage from the photo-session, captured for Instagram. Photos by Elena Rosenberg
For making this photoshoot possible, I am grateful to the talented dance and portrait photographer Ellen Crane, hair & makeup artist Ilise Heitzner Harris, and my gorgeous models, Abigail Garland Loose, Hannah Devaney, Erica Halliwell (yoga instructor at Hastings Yoga), and Maxine Sherman (former principal dancer at Martha Graham Dance Company and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Scarf/shawl pins pictured with some of the designs are custom-made for my collection by wood artisan Harry Firth.

As you know, most of my work is handmade in very limited editions or is one of a kind. To see these and many other designs in person, visit me at the American Craft Council show in Baltimore, MD, next week (February 21-23, 2014). Most of the pieces pictured here have not been added to my online store yet. Please feel free to contact me directly to inquire about availability.


Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl, Hat, and Gauntlets (merino wool, alpaca, silk). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl, Hat, and Gauntlets (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.

Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl and Hat (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Wrap and Hat (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl, Hat, and Gauntlets (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Capelet and Hat (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl, Hat, and Gauntlets (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Crochet Collier Necklace, Multistrand Bracelet, Blossom ring (Silk). Photography by Ellen Crane.

Can't wait to work with this talented crew on another collection and style concept!

Your feedback and thoughts are welcome!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

2014 NICHE Award

Elated to announce that I am the recipient of the 2014 NICHE Award in Fashion Accessories (Professional Category)! The prestigious NICHE Awards recognize excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. I am thrilled beyond words to have my hand-knit design and work honored in this important way by the fine craft community.

Hand-Knit Shawl by Elena Rosenberg. 2014 NICHE Award Winner.

I traveled to Philadelphia for the Awards Ceremony, which was held at the annual Buyer's Market of American Craft / American Made Show, and got to meet BMAC and NICHE Magazine staff. I also had a lovely time catching up with friends Melanie of Rumi Sumaq (a 2014 Finalist in Jewelry-Alternative Materials!), and Barbara of BMJCNYC Jewelry. It was a treat to meet Wendy Rosen and have a photo taken with her too. I love the fact that the award itself (pictured below) is handcrafted and signed by Pennsylvania-based Glasslight studio.

Photo courtesy of NICHE magazine.

Here are some of my favorites from the various categories of 2014 NICHE Awards Finalists.

Pictured, top left to right: (row 1) Aleksandra Vali, Jeffrey Lloyd, Coco Paniora-Salinas of Rumi Sumaq, (row 2) Aleksandra Vali, Lee Sipe, Carrie Gustafson, (row 3) Larisa Safayan, Mike Davis, Joy Raskin   
You can view this year's and previous years' winners and finalists on the NICHE Awards website.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Warm Holiday Wishes!

Wherever in the world you are, and whatever occasion or tradition you are celebrating this season, may your homes and your hearts be filled with love and joy! Warmest wishes to all from New York!

Happy Holidays! Dressed in winter white and ivory for the season - recent designs from Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Recent Press and Upcoming Events


 Last month, I was thrilled to receive news of being selected as a finalist in the 2014 NICHE Awards. My mustard-yellow Hand-Knit Shawl design is one of 5 finalists in the Fashion Accessories category, Professional Division. Only 174 entries out of more than 1,000 submissions were named as finalists, so this is quite an honor for me. Highly revered and known as the Oscars of the contemporary fine craft world, the NICHE Awards recognize outstanding achievements of American craft artists in technical excellence (both in surface design and form), distinct quality of unique, original, and creative thought, as well as market viability. As you can imagine, I am over the moon excited to be a Finalist. Winners will be announced in January 2014.

Elena Rosenberg is a 2014 NICHE Awards Finalist

Preparations are in full swing for one of the most important events of the year for me -- CraftBoston Holiday Show, December 6-8, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The line-up of artists and designers at this event is remarkable, and I'm honored to be on the roster. If you are in the Boston area, I hope you will visit the show and explore my latest designs. Find me in booth 225 at the show.

Meet wearable fiber artist and knit designer Elena Rosenberg at CraftBoston Holiday 2013
 

A selection of my designs is part of the holiday show happening now at The Textile Center (A National Center for Fiber Art) in Minneapolis, MN. It was a treat to have The Textile use an image of one of my jewelry designs for the show's announcement. Pictured here is an original crochet bracelet design of mine in red silk. Festive and perfect for the season, isn't it?

Holiday Show 2013 at The Textile Center announcement featuring Elena Rosenberg's fiber jewelry
 
There's a lovely lifestyle and wedding magazine out there called Flutter. Its Fall 2013 issue's theme is Texture, and I'm delighted to see my ivory shawl featured among the Editor's Picks. Love the magazine's tag line -- "Inspiration To Make Your Heart Skip A Beat".

Elena Rosenberg's Rococo Knit Shawl in Flutter Magazine.

Save the date for the 2014 American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, MD! I will be returning to this magnificent show for the 4th time!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to see me at Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fair in Philadelphia, Crafts at Purchase Performing Arts Center, and CraftWestport -- it was wonderful to see many familiar faces and to meet new friends and fans too! Your interest in my designs and your support mean the world, and I am truly grateful. I hope you are all enjoying your Elena Rosenberg originals now -- the season is certainly right for beautiful wraps, shawls, hats, and scarves!

 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

A mailing list invitation & recent newsletter preview

Are you on my mailing list? I invite you to sign up to receive occasional email updates on events and news from my studio! Here is a peek at my latest newsletter to give you a taste of what you might expect to see in your mailbox now and then, when you join my list of subscribers and fans. I look forward to staying in touch with you.

Dear Friends,

Autumn is just around the corner, and what a perfect time to dream of treating your fall and winter wardrobe to beautiful new accent pieces! Think of rich and vibrant colors, intricate textures, and versatile styles for the modern romantic -- all exquisitely hand-crafted in some of the world's finest fibers. Come to one of my fall shows to explore my entire collection of hand-knit fashion and wearable fiber art in person. I will be appearing in five spectacular events celebrating art and contemporary fine craft in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Please see below for the complete schedule of shows.

In the meantime, check out my feature & interview in the September issue of WAG magazine!

Elena Rosenberg booth at American Craft Council Show 2012
Fall 2013 Schedule of Events

Crafts at Lyndhurst
Tarrytown, NY
September 20-22, 2013

This weekend, in a gorgeous Hudson Valley location. Sensational shopping & opportunities to meet and interact with some of the country's best artists and fine craftsmen.

Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair
Philadelphia, PA
October 11-13, 2013

A weekend-long celebration of art and fine craft in historic Rittenhouse Square in the heart of the city.

Crafts at Purchase Performing Arts Center
Purchase, NY

November 1-3, 2013
An intimate show benefiting the Arts Center at SUNY Purchase. A unique opportunity for pre-holiday shopping in Westchester County, NY.


CraftWestport
Westport, CT
November 9-10, 2013
Over 170 American craft artists in one location on the Connecticut Coast. One of my favorite shows of 2012.


CraftBoston Holiday Show
Boston, MA
December 6-8, 2013

A prestigious and highly competitive retail exhibition of contemporary fine craft. Ideally timed for holiday shopping in New England.
Have you visited my website and blog lately? I recently wrote about the unforgettable trip to Ireland I took earlier in the year. I invite you to follow my artist page on Facebook, and connect with me on Twitter and Pinterest. My online SHOP carries a selection of ready-to-wear hand-knit accessories and adornments. For availability of items not displayed in the online shop and for custom-order inquiries, please contact me directly.

Have an enchanting autumn!

Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art