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Happy Holiday Week! I know that most of you probably have all of your holiday shopping finished, but just in case there are a few late gifters out there, I thought I'd compile a gift guide from this year's Sew & Tell guests. And even if you have your list checked off, hey - it never hurts to start planning for next year, right? You'll hear interview clips and get tons of gift ideas today from Sew & Tell guests over the last year, including Payal Luthra, Carrie Parry, Belinda Pasqua of The Sway, Abe and Tyler from Outlier, Erica and Claire from Of a Kind, and Jill Scharmen of Nola Bella. They've got everyone covered, from your mom to your man, yourself to your bff (best fashionista friend)! Plus, a great mix of music including some Christmas tunes from Caitlin Rose, Sufjan Stevens, and Saint Etienne, plus a track from Miike Snow and a special cover of The xx's VCR by The Antlers. So get your wishlist out and prepare to make some additions, as we look back on the best buys of Sew & Tell 2011!
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!