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Maija Nygren

Knit Designer/Creative Thinker in Galashiels

Knitting My Journey

PRESENTED ON AUG 31, 2016
IN GALASHIELS @ VOL 3

Maija Nygren makes you think about the creative thinking behind knit design.

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The Intersection of Architecture and Wool

BY PAMELA LEONARD
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 13, 2015

By day, Pamela Leonard uses colored pencils and models in her life as an architect, creating buildings and spaces for habitation and wonder. By night, yarn and watercolors become the materials by which rich structures for warmth and joy are created at her hand. A graduate of Mississippi State University School of Architecture, and a practicing Architect, Pamela always looks for the intersection of the physical and the spiritual in her work, day and night. Join her as she intersects architecture and wool.

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Wearable Technology for All

BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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Feeling Like a Baby Alpaca

BY ANDREA HELGAGER
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 15, 2015

Interested in traveling through Puru? Before you go check out this presenter's journey through amazing pictures highlighting food, desserts, animals and more!

 

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Knitting and Business

BY KRISTEN GALLAGHER
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Kristen Gallagher explains the journey of creating her business completely in terms of knitting, a labor of love that she also enjoys.

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Journey Of A Fashion Student

BY EMILY JANE CONNING
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Emily, a fourth year fashion design student from Heriot Watt University, talks us through the design process from one of her recent projects.

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60 Years of Textile Art Inspiration from Honolulu

BY JOSH FELDMAN
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

In 60 Years of Textile Art Inspiration from Honolulu at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 28Josh Feldman explores the inspiration for Tori Richard prints and explain why he thinks Honolulu is perhaps the only place where a company like Tori Richard is possible.

Josh is the president and CEO of Tori Richard, Ltd., a resort apparel company founded in Honolulu in 1956. Tori Richard is the largest textile and apparel manufacturer in the state of Hawaii with nearly 200 employees and over 2,000 points of distribution. Tori Richard is unique in that it creates and copyrights 100% of the textile artwork it uses. This is relatively unique in the industry and an area of expertise shared by just a few dozen companies globally. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 4th, 2017.

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From 2D to 3D – the design process of MECA’s Textile and Fashion Design department

BY PAUL LEWANDOWSKI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

 
Paul Lewandowski will present his program's exercises that students work on in class, introducing the audience to a way of thinking about pattern, material, texture, and form.
 
MECA’s new textile and fashion design program is growing quickly and introducing students to a rare hybrid program of textile and fashion design.  Unique in the US, the TFD program students explore 2D pattern and 3D shape as they create wearable art for the body.  


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How Tokyo shaped my passion for fashion

BY AYAKA SAKURAI
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Ayaka Sakurai takes us on a majestic journey of her wonderful fashion creations and explains in detail about how her inspirations came from her home country of Japan!