Sunday, December 6, 2015

Winter Fashion Pop Up and Holiday Sample Sale at ArtsWestchester

Friends in the Westchester County and New York City area, I am holding a special event on December 11 & 12, and you are invited!

Winter Fashion Pop Up & Holiday Sample Sale

with award-winning Westchester fashion designer Elena Rosenberg

WHERE: ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY (Ground Floor)

WHEN: Friday, December 11, 2015, 12PM - 5PM
          Saturday, December 12, 2015, 12PM - 5PM

Free Admission. Convenient parking at City Center Garage around the corner.

Meet local designer Elena Rosenberg and shop her collection of fine fashion accessories, clothing, art-to-wear and textile jewelryFind the perfect merino wool, cashmere, or silk winter wear for yourself and for everyone on your list. 

Shop the Sample Sale too!

Elena is the winner of the 2014 NICHE Award in Fashion Accessories, and has participated in top exhibitions of fine craft and design, including the American Craft Council shows, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. 

The Elena Rosenberg collection is 100% handmade in New York.  

In addition, enjoy a hand-picked selection of holiday gifts by other local artists and designers at The Shop at ArtsWestchester.

For information about the Winter Fashion Pop Up event, contact Elena Rosenberg at 347-266-4226.

Can't make it to this event in person? SHOP online anytime!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Over 150 Artwear & Fashion Items in Studio Sale

Announcing the 2015 Holiday Sale on All Artwear & Fashion
You are cordially invited to my virtual STUDIO SALE

Over 150 fine fashion accessories and garments are on sale

Merino Wool, Silk, Cashmere, Alpaca, Fine Cottons

20% Off + Free Shipping with code ILOVEHANDKNIT

Discount applies to all items, including Sample Sale

Each item is designed and exquisitely handmade in New York

Find the perfect treat for you and gifts for your loved ones

Sale ends December 1, 2015
Shop early for the best selection
Many items are one-of-a-kind

As always, thank you for your interest in my designs and for supporting handmade!


Elena Rosenberg

P.S. Discount applies to new orders. International customers, please email me to place orders or shop here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 2015 Newsflash -- Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show & Online Pop-Up Shop

Exciting news!

  • See my knitwear collection and meet me at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show next month! I debuted at the PMA Craft Show last year, and it is an absolute treat and a major honor to return to this resplendent show in 2015. The show runs Thursday, November 12th through Sunday, November 15th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. I'll have new designs for you to try on, hot off the knitting needles. This year, I'm working with two exquisite fibers -- mohair and silk, among familiar favorites, like merino wool and cashmere. Find me in Booth 126 at the show -- I can't wait to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
Highlights reel of happy customers from my recent shows and appearances, including last year's PMA Craft Show
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art Collection
  •   Stay tuned for a NEW website experience, coming soon! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Trunk Show at ArtsWestchester

You are cordially invited to join me next Saturday, May 2, 2015, for a very special one-day Trunk Show! It's the perfect opportunity to shop for lovely, lightweight silk & cotton summer accessories & textile jewelry, pick up a gorgeous Mother's Day gift, and shop the sample sale too.

Where: The Shop at ArtsWestchester
31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY

When: Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12pm-4pm

(Parking is at City Center garage around the corner)

It's my only scheduled event for the next 6 months, so if you're in the area, I'd love to see you!

Exquisite Knit Fashion Handmade in New York
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art Trunk Show at ArtsWestchester in New York.
(Bottom right and top center photos are by Mary Alice Franklin of ArtsWestchester)

Can't make it to New York next weekend? The Spring Online Pop-Up Shop is currently open, and free worldwide shipping is in effect. Gift Certificates are available.


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.  »

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.

Now open: Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art online POP-UP SHOP.

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.


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.

Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art online POP-UP SHOP is now open.