Sew & Tell

Premiere DateNov 11, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Wits Bronze)
02:55 Interview w/ Nana Spears and Naomi Clark of Fort Makers
09:23 DJ Marie
10:10 Meet Me At the Mannequin Gallery Cass McCombs
14:30 American Daydream Electric Guest
17:17 Act On Impulse We Were Promised Jetpacks
22:42 DJ Marie
23:57 Interview with Nana Spears and Naomi Clark
31:37 DJ Marie
32:25 Searchers Pterodactyl
34:49 Searching Through The Past Bleached
38:14 D.U.M.B.O. Peggy Sue
41:05 DJ Marie
42:17 Interview w/ Nana Spears and Naomi Clark
46:53 DJ Marie
48:26 When Lovers Die You Say France and I Whistle
51:27 Life On The Nickel (Mansions On The Moon Remix) Foster The People
54:51 Finish

It’s Inspiration Week on Sew & Tell, and I have two of the most inspiringly creative friends, designers and collaborators on the show for you today! Nana Spears and Naomi Clark began their studio in 2009 after a successful project in which the curator and artist worked together to produce Naomi’s MFA thesis show. The Brooklyn-based design collective Fort Makers quickly followed, and over the past two years it has been host to a wide variety of projects, from scarves to blankets, silk dresses to furniture. The unifying threads that run through these myriad expressions are a playful sensibility united with expert craftsmanship and functional design, yielding products that are perfected in both form and function. On today’s show, Nana and Naomi talk about the experiences that led to the formation of Fort Makers, the creation of their bold, unique silk garments, and plans for the upcoming Fall 2012 collection.

All that, plus some inspirational new music! Tracks today off the latest albums from Cass McCombs, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Pterodactyl, and Peggy Sue. So stick around, pull out your notepad, and get ready for a whirlwind of inspiration!

Fort Makers Dress Project
(Photos courtesy of Fort Makers)

Fort Makers Scarf Program
(Photos courtesy of Fort Makers)

Cass McCombs
(Photo by Sandy Kim)
Nov 30 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 4 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Dec 6 – The Electric Owl – Vancouver, British Columbia
Dec 7 – The Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Dec 9 – Cosmic Pizza – Eugene, OR

We Were Promised Jetpacks
(Photo by Neil Thomas Douglas)
Nov 11 – Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, CA
Nov 12 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
Nov 13 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Nov 15 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
Dec 3 – The Cluny 2 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dec 4 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dec 5 – Norwich Art Centre – Norwich, United Kingdom
Dec 7 – The Cooler – Bristol, United Kingdom
Dec 8 – Whelan’s – Dublin, Ireland
Dec 9 – Masque – Liverpool, United Kingdom
Dec 16 – O2 ABC – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jan 14 – Nijdrop – Opwijk, Belgium
Jan 16 – Point Ephemere – Paris, France
Jan 21 – Bronson – Ravenna, Italy
Jan 22 – KIFF – Aarau, Switzerland
Jan 24 – 59:1 – Munich, Germany
Jan 25 – Flex – Vienna, Austria
Jan 26 – Beatpol – Dresden, Germany
Jan 27 – Das Bett – Frankfurt, Germany
Jan 28 – Sputnikhalle – Munster, Germany
Jan 31 – Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus – Bremen, Germany
Feb 1 – Tivoli Oudegracht – Utrecht, Netherlands
Feb 2 – Rockhal – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Feb 4 – Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands

(Photo by Sabine Rogers)
Nov 16 – Opolis Production – Norman, OK
Nov 17 – Hailey’s Club – Denton, TX
Nov 18 – Emo’s Inside – Austin, TX
Dec 1 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia
Dec 9 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Dec 11 – Parts & Labour – Toronto, Ontario
Dec 16 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…