Thursday, 30 June 2011

Want to know how you can get FREE stuff from Union Textiles? Read on.

Hey guys,

The Union Textiles blog isn't the only way you can keep up with our comings and goings! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and never miss an event, sale, or better still a GIVEAWAY (see what the last giveaway winner won below)! For Charlotte's knitwear label, isobel and cleo's facebook page click here. For the isobel and cleo Twitter account click here. For Cara's weaving label Seaweaver, click here. '

If computer illiteracy is how you roll (like myself, this blog post will probably take me a whole 3 hours) and socializing over drinks is more your speed, then come along to our first event of the summer/ever! Next Saturday, July 9 from 6-9 we will be hosting a wee gathering for friends and textiles enthusiasts at the Union Textiles workroom. Come shop, drink, and be merry while learning about our work and practice. You can even talk to us about our textile classes! I'm thinking about giving an academia inspired textile related talk, I do so miss my college days.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


The winner of our last giveaway won this awesome $150 isobel and cleo breastplate!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Weave of the week.

Another busy day in the studio produces a magnificent sampling in the most luxurious fiber of all time... have a look at this weeks weave, a cashmere body wrapper available in two colors;
Rusty Red Bronco, macrame fringe (pictured) and Terracotta, raw fringe.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

This Week's Hours!!

We're working on our set hours, in the meantime, check the blog to get the hours for the current week.

Tuesday June 28th to Tuesday July 5th:

tues: 10-6
wed: 10-6
thurs: 10-6
fri: 10-4
sat: 3-6
sun: 3-6
mon: 3-6
tues: 10-6

Knit of the Week:
Mesh Bamboo Wrap-round Scarf
Available in Purple, Royal, and Tangerine

Mesh Bamboo Wrap-round Scarf

Monday, 27 June 2011

Want to learn how to knit or weave?


How many of you have seen a fabulous MUST HAVE garment in a store only to look at the price tag and feel stomach churning disappointment? How quickly something turns from must have to can't have in a million years. Well, maybe you'd be interested in our textile workshops! Learn to make your own must haves and the season's it garments or treasured classics that you'll wear year after year. Charlotte offers machine knitting classes at the Union Textiles Studio to fit any schedule. Contact her for more information! Cara will be offering one on one weaving sessions in the Fall. Stay tuned for for more info or contact her to be put on the waiting list. As always, you're more than welcome to stop by the studio where you can commission work, purchase from a small selection of stock, arrange personal instruction, or just drop in for a wee chat!

Looking forward to seeing you upstairs at 2 Union St!


Thursday, 23 June 2011

a new collaboration on nantucket island...

an introduction to union textiles:

cara at her loom
charlotte fixes her knitting on the machine

welcome to union textiles! We are a new textile collaboration that combines the talents of weaver cara deheart and knitwear designer charlotte hess. Both are alumna of Nantucket Looms, a local weaving institution started in the 1960s. We're based on nantucket island off cape cod, ma. if you find yourself on the island, stop by our open studio at 2 union st. we welcome curious passer-bys and visitor commissions! we will have set hours starting in July, but until then feel free to knock on the doors and see if we're in. in the meantime, check out my and cara's websites for more glimpses of our work!

Special thanks to the excessively talented Robert Krivicich and his wonderful partner in crime Shelly for taking lovely pics of our work and studio!