Monday, July 23, 2018

Thinking about the Shirret Eileen Fisher Workshop in 2013 at the Lab Store

Shirret rug made in silk, circa 1980s, Connecticut. Collection of Lexi McCrady Axon

Shirret rug circa 1980's made of Daddy's Silk Neckties, using red cord.

I'm a colorist and painter, and Adjunct Professor of Textile Design and Digital Design at Eastern Connecticut State University. I teach Painting and Drawing in New Haven. I make paintings using the name Lexi Axon.

I taught shirret to a large group at the invitation of Eileen Fisher Lab in Irvington NY on the Hudson River. Among the Eileen Fisher designers who work there, community members including architects and film industry people, and Storm Field the New York TV meteorologist, learned to Shirret in the workshop! They have upcycled EF clothes on sale there too, so I brought home a            couple great Italian knit jackets.

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