Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Back in Massachusetts, and a Teaser

The Pasadena Craftsman Show was great for Cottage Lace; they moved us into the Pasadena Convention Center, which gave all of the vendors an equal opportunity to meet attendees, and the show's organizers doubled the number of vendors. This show is now the West Coast Arts and Crafts Show, and has truly risen in prominence. I met a lot of great folks, and spent time with my favorite colleagues.

And now, The Teaser. I displayed our newest pattern at the show as plain fabric, straight off of the Scottish looms. The response was fantastic; possibly the best I've ever received for a pattern introduction. Here's a hint: It's English Arts & Crafts, executed by the finest designer of the time, and its rendering into lace is a first for this person, as far as I can tell. Watch this space for an announcement!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Go West

For those of you in the Greater Los Angeles area, this weekend marks the 19th Annual Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend. Cooper's Cottage Lace will be at the exhibition, which will be held in the Pasadena Convention Center on Oct. 16 and 17.

If all goes well, we will be exhibiting a sneak preview of our newest lace pattern, which I assure you will be one of our most impressive.
Exhibitors at the show will include favorites from the contemporary Arts and Crafts Movement, including our artisans: Dard Hunter, Yoshiko Yamamoto, Laura Wilder and Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpaper. Pasadena itself is an amazing place, a must-see destination for Arts and Crafts aficionados. Please stop by; we'll be in the very center of the hall!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

True Grit, Part 2

As I posted a while back, my favorite directors, The Coen Brothers, are remaking the film True Grit. The 2010 version stars Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin. The film has been eagerly awaited, not only for its cast and script, but for the stunning images of Cooper's Cottage Lace as well! Look for over 80 of our Eastlake and Grecian panels, which were designed by Steve Bauer of Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers. Incidentally, we'll be exhibiting near Bradbury at the Pasadena Heritage Weekend Show on Oct 15-17, but I'll post more on that next week!

Here, direct from Youtube, is a clip showing the set and our curtains in situ: