Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fire In The Sky


Last night's sunset.

After our heat wave, we had a little storm cell pass through. It didn't really give us any precipitation, but it sure was pretty.
At least two of my friends posted images of this natural event. It's nice to know people are still moved by things like this. I even saw one of the skateboarding teenagers in our street taking pictures on his cell phone :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


ERMIE "Bling Print." Textile design © Jennifer Parry Dodge 2010.

Are you sick of this print yet?
I was curious to see what Jenny's Wiksten Pattern looked like in a knit fabric. Plus I had to go to another event and needed something to wear (actually didn't end up going...Tomory has been sick, and we were exhausted from the heat-- it was 113 degrees here on Monday) ! This is again the lengthened version of the dress. I left the armholes and hem raw (edged in a zig-zag stitch), and the neck line is finished in the same way as this ERMIE blouse from the Summer.

More views here.

Bronze necklace by Ashley Helvey.

Link Collective


All images courtesy of Link Collective.

Head over heels with this furoshiki designed by Lucinda Newton- Dunn of Link. Via Oh, Joy!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Uniform Natural SCARF SHOP!




All Images UN/ Martha McQuade/ Scarf Shop

Martha McQuade opened her SCARF SHOP!

***EDIT: Eh, sorry. Technical difficulties today.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Alula Editions


Image courtesy of Alula Editions: Collaboration with Jason J├Ągel, Summer 2010.

From their website:
"Helena Keeffe and Amber Cady started Alula Editions as a way to bring patterned textiles and contemporary art together in the form of a limited edition multiple. We love it when fabric secretly holds a story, like the bedspread made for the set of Melrose place by Mel Chin and the Gala Comittee whose pattern made from images of condoms subtly defied FCC regulations. Repeat patterns have a rich history from French toile to Japanese sashiko which we hope the artists we work with will be as excited about exploring as we are."

A nice video on their site here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bari Ziperstein


Images Courtesy of Bari Ziperstein.

(1, 2) Cactus Lamp. 2010
Altered slip cast earthenware and inlay, finished with low fire glazes
10 × 9 1/2 × 15 3/4"

(3, 4) Night Corn Lamp (Black). 2010
Altered slip cast earthenware and inlay, finished with low fire glazes and gold luster
9 × 7 x 18 3/4"

Bari Ziperstein is an artist who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

These are images of ceramic lamps that she made. I think I need both!

Ceramic lamps available at Twentieth.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

How can I be thinking about knitting when it's 100 degrees outside?
This fingerless glove/mitten project is so cute, though. The color combinations are great.

I guess I'm (sort of) back.
I started a tumblr, it's a bit of an electronic mood board.

Happy Fall!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

cow skull
fish stew

Just checking in (Carlee, you were right ;) .

Photos from the last days of Summer.

Trying to wrap up the end of the year ERMIE collection, and I've started work on Spring 2011 textile designs...which will make an appearance in a future post, soon. I went on a hike today at Ernest E. Debs Park...great workout, beautiful views of Highland Park and Downtown L.A. and far less crowded than going to Griffith.

Not sure when I will be fully back in this space but in the meantime for your enjoyment- Still in awe over Jeana's beautiful post on HBT.
& RC on RC via Amy.

See you soon!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Textile design © Jennifer Parry Dodge 2010

So, I'm pretty lousy about this taking a break from the blog thing, but I made this dress today and wanted to show you!
I have to go to this event tonight with Tomory, and I am trying to be better about sharing what I do with people.
The last two weekends I wore this dress out to Carlee's opening and to a friend's BBQ respectively.
In the past, when we go to social events, I reach for Mociun, Lina Rennell, or Rachel Comey to wear. Sometimes it comes up in conversation that I am designing textiles. Then people ask me if I designed the dress I am wearing, and I have to tell them "No, it's by...(Mociun, Ms. Rennell, RC...etc)"

Now I can say YES! I made this!

At least this case...the fabric is my design-the Organic Cotton Sateen "Fire Season" Print (GREAT fabric to sew with) and the dress design is attempt # 3 at Jenny Gordy's Wiksten pattern.

Alright, now I am really going! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One More Thing

Tomory Dodge, Untitled, Screen print 2010
Image courtesy of CRG Gallery

Just one more thing before I go...if you happen to be in the area, the print Tomory just finished is on exhibit in a group show at CRG Gallery in New York.

This print was produced in conjunction with Luther Davis and Glen Baldridge of Forth Estate.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Giveaway Winners, etc!


Electric Garden Print
Textile designs © Jennifer Parry Dodge 2010

The Winners of the Giveaway- Oami! I chose your name: "Electric Garden" - I liked it because it referenced the psychedelic- just like the print. Congratulations.

The 2nd Winner, chosen at random (via a random number generator) is Tina! Congrats!

Ladies, please send me your choices for fabrics (2 yards of one fabric, or 1 yard each of two different fabrics), via my email located under my profile, and thank-you everyone for participating. There were a lot of great names, and it wasn't easy to choose!

So I'm taking a break from blogging. I'll be back in about a week or two. Hopefully by then the collection for Fall will be almost finished. I need some real world experiences, to get away from my computer a bit.

I'll leave you with some 'real world' images from the past couple weekends:


Below: Next five images, the Jorge Pardo show at Gagosian Gallery:


Last two: some quick pics I took at Carlee's opening:


Also recommended: John Baldessari and Catherine Opie at LACMA

Mimi Lauter at Marc Selwyn

Sasha Pierce at ACME.

See you here in a couple of weeks!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Browsing...came across this beautiful dress by United Bamboo.
All Images via Totokaelo.

My friend Amber and I talk/wonder about this a lot: This is a $700 + dress. It's been up on the Totokaelo site for a few days, and it's already sold out in sizes 6 & 8. I'm curious who is buying such dresses? What do they do for a living? Where do they wear the dress to- a special event? For everyday wear? Do they wear it just once, or multiple times? (I'm not trying to be judgmental...I am honestly curious!)

More important- how do I get these women to spend money on my textile designs ;) ?
Future Music

Having fun with the Shake It faux-Polaroid App. on the iPhone!
More here.