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Molly's Shirt
 
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Friday May 29, 2015
POSTED BY: Lola Guerrero
 

Our junior designer, Molly Haynes, came into the office wearing a her own handmade shirt!

"The shirt was handmade on a knitting machine. It is similar to a loom but has tiny needles that knit each individual stitch when you run the yarn across it. I used a special technique called “knit weaving” where I manually placed each row of the jute fiber across the bed of the machine in a way that it will weave into the knit structure. The whole thing takes about 5 hours!" 

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TAGS:  Handmade, knit weaving, jute, molly, pollack studio
 
 
Knitting Nation 13 At Design Week
 
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Wednesday May 27, 2015
POSTED BY: Lola Guerrero
 

Last week the design studio visited Liz Collins, a collaborator from our Makers Collection, at her thirteenth 'Knitting Factory' at the 2015 Collective Design Fair. In its third year taking part in Design Week, the fair featured a wide range of sophisticated artisans in fields ranging from lighting to furniture to installation pieces. Entering through exhibit's discreet entrance and walking through the relatively quiet space that held the works, it was noteworthy to arrive at Liz Collin's area and hear the sound of knitting machines in use fill the space as well as the Knitting Nation girls in their white jumpsuits and white Doc Marten clad outfits.

Ice-cast bronze mirrors by Steven Haulenbeek

Doug Johnston's wall-hung works and 'sculptural vessels'.

Table top sculpture by Daniel Sean Murphy

Liz Collin's space, designated as the Knitting Factory, sat at the top of yellow painted metal stairs draped with knitted pieces.

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TAGS:  Knitting Nation, Design Collective 2015, Liz Collins Studio, Makers Collection, Pollack Studio
 
 
The Test Of Time
 
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Wednesday May 20, 2015
POSTED BY: Maryanne Solensky
 

Spotted last month on bench seating in Marina del Rey, CA is our fabric Pinball Wizard.  Introduced in 1999 and discontinued in 2010, this fabric is still going strong.

The photo comes to us from our friend Lori Roop, who knows this pattern well. She worked on this design, and countless others, as Pollack's Assistant Design Director, until moving away from New York in 2004. She is now the Director of Design for CF Stinson.

Also starring in the photo are Lori’s kids, Atticus and his older sister Evie - who, coincidentially, was also introduced in 1999. It was a very good year!

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TAGS:  Pinball Wizard, Lori Roop
 
 
Rachel And Chase Go To Italy
 
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Thursday May 14, 2015
POSTED BY: Lola Guerrero
 

A few weeks ago Rachel and Chase attended Proposte, a fair at which the world's top furnishing fabrics and curtains are previewed. It takes place in the magical setting of Villa Erba-Cernobbio, in Lago di Como, Italy. The photos say the rest!

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TAGS:  Lago Di Como, Chase, Rachel, Pollack Studio
 
 
RISD Visits Pollack
 
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Thursday May 07, 2015
POSTED BY: Lola Guerrero
 

Rhode Island School of Design textile students came to the design studio last week to talk with Rachel about the industry and how it all works once you're out of school. Rachel also presented our most recent Rise and Shine collection and there were definitely lots of 'oohs and ahhs' happening! Our kind of audience! 

Thanks for joining us, RISD!

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TAGS:  RISD, Textile students, Rise and Shine, Pollack Studio

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