Friday, November 21, 2008
Tandem #2 update
Rose & Radish have updated their website with the photos of Tandem #2, Ciuccio X Umbrella Prints. Carly and I are very excited to be working with Ciuccio! - The quilts are available online and in San Francisco and there are a few Lovies at Nest Studio, Queen Street, Croydon, South Australia in different colours (if you can prize them away from Carly who might have trouble letting them go)! Here is the blurb by Rose and Radish which describes our work together better than I could:
Despite the ocean between them, Jenny Rinzler of Ciuccio and Amy Prior and Carly Schwerdt of Umbrella Prints have managed to (almost) seamlessly marry their common love of mod prints and color to bring Ciuccio's exclusive line of Tandem baby quilts to Rose and Radish.
Based in San Francisco, self-taught seamstress and modern quilter Jenny Rinzler stumbled upon her original mini-quilt concept as a result of having more inspiration than space. Her 15” by 15” Lovey quilts were easier to stitch together than a full-sized quilt, and ended up being the inspiration for her company Ciuccio (Italian for pacifier).
When Rinzler was looking to create a line of organic quilts, she found a kindred spirit in the two-woman Australian design team Umbrella Prints, a company whose organic fabrics and eye for mod inspired graphics were the perfect fit. Combining contemporary colors and fabrics in unstructured grids, Ciuccio and Umbrella Prints freshly interpret a traditional craft to produce high quality handmade baby goods that are bound to be in your family for years to come.'