There are so many issues with PFC chemicals, that I’ve decided to address them one by one in a series. I’m starting the series discussing the extreme persistence of these chemicals, because this issue effects the entire planet, not just buyers of PFC treated fabric.
All PFCs (C8, C6, C4, “Next Gen”) are members of the same chemical family and share many “family traits”. The scariest thing to me is that these chemicals will literally remain on Earth forever because the bond between fluorine and carbon is so strong... that’s what makes them work!
This persistence is why many scientists around the world have labeled PFCs “Forever Chemicals," because they will literally be here FOREVER
The Inspiration Around Us
Inspiration can come from the most unusual places. I was recently visiting friends at Folly Beach, SC and we decided to go for a walk after it rained. As we were walking along and chatting, I happened to looked down and see something magical... rain on asphalt. I snapped this picture in hopes to turn it into textiles. It's important to keep our eyes and minds open to the inspiration that surrounds us every day! By Katharine Dotterer
Evolution of the Houndstooth
Houndstooth patterns never completely go away, they are a classic. At the moment, they are trending again in apparel and home furnishings. The classic houndstooth is created with color and weave. My first introduction was my sophomore year in college. It was amazing to see the figure come to life with the right placement of color and weave. I’ve always thought it looks like little creatures holding hands. My professor was a stickler for making it right, so I am always in judgement when I see one. Did they do it right? Well in my therapy, I’ve confronted my obsession...
Ever since Thanksgiving we have been encouraged to start our holiday shopping. I have to confess. I am one of those last minute kinda people. In my defense, we just had Showtime and as you know design never stops! Well, with the holiday shopping now going into full swing, I felt compelled to write this blog. I do have a cool holiday tradition. I love to make things and gifts. We always make an ornament. And, I often make my gifts. I thought you guys may be inspired to make your gifts this year! You can buy some cool...
A twist on an organic design. Is it an olive branch or a twig? This cool new design has a retro flavor to it. It’s organic… a non-floral floral. I love the texture which comes from the boucle and weave. Bring the outdoors in… great for a pillow, chair or ottoman! - by Katharine Dotterer