Putting my work out there in the Martha Stewart American Made contest last year has continued to open up new opportunities for Stitch and Saw. One of the best things it did in 2013 was catch the eye of Kristina Drury at Tythe Design in Brooklyn. She reached out and ended up showcasing my cross stitch pendants at the stopTHINKshop popup in the Lower East Side of Manhattan this past December. It was a popup shop dedicated to makers who create an impact by either producing sustainable, ethical or local goods. Since all Stitch and Saw wood is reclaimed or from the scraps of others I fell into the sustainable category. Although I was unable to attend, I was able to follow along via social media (@TYTHEdesign) and the web (one of the coolest things I found was the kickstarter to design and build a space for the popup shop along with a few other events).
Another humbling aspect of the shop was having my work alongside some amazingly talented makers’ wares such as Caitlin Wicker (whose website is my favorite ever), Peg and Awl (a prolific married couple out of my birthtown of Philly) and Yana Rodin (her knitted necklaces are an inspiration and take me back to my days of braiding friendship bracelets with my cousins).
The event was also professionally photographed and I have shared some of the photos with you.