Shimmering "Frost" with Silver, Gold and Copper

This winter white palette is getting me excited for the snow in Canada I will get to see when I go home for the Holidays! 

Today is the last day for the 40% off sale on all Ethiope Necklaces - if you haven't had a chance to look at the range of colors available, now's your chance!

A little bit more info on these necklaces: I source the silk for this style from a yarn supplier in Northern California that achieves gorgeous, lustrous colors through a hand-painting process. The beads are Brass, Copper and Nickel Silver, handmade in Ethiopia. I first began crocheting these in 2012, and then had some help producing a small batch from a group fair-trade artisans in Bolivia. I am almost at the end of my stock of that batch, and now I am currently back to happily crocheting all of the new pieces for this season myself :)

Well loved for their lightweight, supple drape, and shimmering sparkle, each necklace comes in a hand-dyed, gold foiled pouch and makes a great gift!

Which color will you choose?  

Enter code "giving" at checkout for 40% off.

P.S. The Leaf Necklace and Silk Macramé styles you see above are also created with the same materials.

** Canadian orders will be sent out from Montreal on December 18th to avoid excess taxes :)

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Sign up for Early Bird online discount | Pop-Up Sale & Party at Yonder - Nov 21-23

I will be showing some new Macramé necklaces alongside the Fair Trade Collection at a Pop-up event this weekend at Yonder in Pacifica, starting tonight 11-21 at a PARTY celebrating Yonder's first year. Come take a look and raise a glass with us!

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SUMMER SALE - Crochet Collection - FREE SHIPPING

Check out the new colors and revised pricing on the beloved Ethiope Necklace! 

The Ethiope Necklace was the first design I created for Corda, and is our most popular style. Offered in 14 different shades, from brights to neutrals, women of all ages love it for it's versatility. Wear it with a t-shirt and jeans, a silk blouse and blazer, a cashmere sweater or beach cover up - it will add an instant shot of casual elegance to any outfit, and you will find yourself wanting to wear it all the time! Take advantage of our free shipping code from now through this Friday, 7/25.

CODE: freeshipping


Corda on Great.ly - featured on Crochet Concupiscence

The White House is hosting it's first Maker Faire today in honor of the recently declared "National Day of Making," and Kathryn Vercillo over at Crochet Concupiscence has put together a little blog post about it, including a feature on Corda. Kathryn is one of the tastemakers carrying Corda products on the recently launched Great.ly, a new marketplace connecting makers with tastemakers (i.e. bloggers). Be sure to check out the cool assortment of handmade items and unique artwork on there!


Design Market at Movies in the Meadow

I'm excited to be showing at the Movies in the Meadow event hosted by Unseen Heroes on July 19th! It will be at Bay Meadows in San Mateo. I will have most items from the line available that night, in addition to some new limited edition pieces.

Looks like it should be a fun night - they're showing Ferris Bueller's Day Off!

Sharing the process

The art of transforming a continuous strand of fiber into a textile object will never cease to intrigue and delight me.

My Grandmother taught me to knit when I was very young, and I have fond memories of occupying myself with her stash of yarn on rainy days at the beach. I was later introduced to crochet in my twenties while living in Manhattan, and have been "hooked" ever since. These days I am focused on expanding my knowledge of textile art techniques to macramé, and weaving.

I am starting this blog in order to have a place to document this exploration, and to share my inspiration and journey. I look forward to hearing your thoughts along the way :-)

Practicing clove hitch knots out on my deck...

Practicing clove hitch knots out on my deck...

Getting started on a macramé test for a new design. Exploring alternating square knots and Clove hitch knots.

Getting started on a macramé test for a new design. Exploring alternating square knots and Clove hitch knots.

Some random crochet piece tests done while watching sometimes good, sometimes crappy TV...

Some random crochet piece tests done while watching sometimes good, sometimes crappy TV...

Getting started on my first lap loom weaving project. Special thanks to Megan Bogden of Native Textile for the great handmade loom and instruction!

Getting started on my first lap loom weaving project. Special thanks to Megan Bogden of Native Textile for the great handmade loom and instruction!

Detail of weaving on the lap loom.

Detail of weaving on the lap loom.