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table of contents STUDIO CHATTER

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2013 FALL COLLECTION

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PRODUCT DETAILS

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WOOL

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Los Árboles Wool Pillow Covers

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Lanza Wool Pillow Covers

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LINEN

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Lanza Linen Pillow Covers

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Lanza Linen Shawls

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Lanza Linen Placemats

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

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studio chatter I depend on the fall season to serve up an unparalleled harvest of textures and colors. Every September, my studio design wall becomes heavy with landscape photos, new cable knit samples and dangerously colorful leaves I’ve “rescued” during long walks in the woods. Every year, a bountiful feast for the textile designer!

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This year I sifted through the visual cacophony to focus our collection on the sights and sounds of the beaches of Oregon in fall, and the annual explosion of autumnal color on the East Coast. At the heart of our new works are two knitting patterns: Lanza and Los Árboles. The Lanza pattern evokes the curves and forms of falling leaves, while the Los Árboles pattern honors the architecture of the tree from trunk to limb. Both pattern names are a touch bilingual, as Lanza translates to “spear” in Spanish, while Los Árboles means “trees,” also in Spanish. The clean, crisp, textural inspiration of the Oregon coast led us toward fine linen and cotton materials, which we used to create elegant pillows, placemats, and shawls. We contrast the tranquility of these linen works with a collection of vibrant wool pillows. These lightly felted pillows, loomed using both the Lanza and Los Arboles knitting patterns, have a bolder, more graphic look-and-feel. I can also report that RaisaAntonia pieces are a true marriage of design and function! We have enjoyed “testing” pillows, placemats and shawls in our own home this season. All of our RaisaAntonia wool pillows are machine washable, which has made my life easier given our energetic children and relaxed lifestyle. And it is a relief to know I can throw the Lanza linen placemats into the washing machine and dryer, confident they will emerge ready to grace our table by dinnertime. We have so enjoyed capturing the seasonal colors and textures of Oregon and New Hampshire, and are proud to share with you our 2013 Fall Collection. I hope you welcome one our RaisaAntonia pieces into your home this year! All my best,

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Los Árboles Wool Pillow Cover These vibrantly colored pillow covers make a bold, graphic statement in any living space. Lightly felted before final construction, these covers are cozy and durable - yet utterly contemporary. -

18” x 18” square Loomed by hand Wool front, cotton twill back Zipper closure Finished, serged inner seams Down insert sold separately As shown in RED/GOLD. See page 24 for additional colors. 11


Lanza Wool Pillow Cover Echoing the colors of fall in New England, these soft, lightly felted pillows bring the hues of autumn inside. Each cover is a harmonious interplay of color and design, and will add a touch of luxury to your home. -

18� x 18� square Loomed by hand Wool front, cotton twill back Zipper closure, lightly felted Finished, serged inner seams Down insert sold separately As shown in POPPY. See page 26 for additional colors. 12


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Lanza Linen Placemat Easy to care for yet designed for style, this linen/cotton placemat is the perfect finishing touch for every table. Rich in texture and generous in size, these placemats are available in colors that complement your every day plates just as easily as your finest china. -

14� tall x 21� wide Loomed by hand Linen/cotton front Cotton twill back As shown in PEWTER. See page 36 for additional colors. 14


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Lanza Linen Pillow Cover The harmonious tones of this linen/cotton pillow cover are a symphony of texture and timeless style. Soft to the touch yet crisply designed, these pillow covers will fill your room with quiet beauty. -

18� x 18� square Loomed by hand Linen/cotton front Lined front cover, cotton twill back Zipper closure Finished, serged inner seams Down insert sold separately As shown in LIGHT BLUE. See page 32 for additional colors. 17


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Lanza Linen Shawl This elegant shawl balances rustic style and refined design. Made from linen and cotton, this shawl drapes beautifully, and is a statement piece for your home or wardrobe. And for the most special of celebrations, the shawl in WHITE is a lovely heirloom piece for any bride. - 21� wide x 72� long - Loomed by hand - Linen/cotton As shown in LIGHT BROWN. See page 34 for additional colors. 19


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wool At RaisaAntonia we believe that quality matters. That’s why we use only the finest spun fleece to loom our wool pillows: the Shetland wool collection from a local manufacturer, Harrisville Designs, in historic Harrisville, New Hampsire. Spinning wool since 1794, Harrisville Designs has been a leader in providing the finest quality fleece and wool to textile artists and small businesses for centuries. The Harrisville Designs color family is our point of departure for this season’s wool choices. And, in an effort to further enhance the hues, texture and durability of our loomed pieces, we lightly felt each one before final construction. This finishing touch brings a depth and vibrancy to our final colors, which all blend beautifully with our knit designs. Pillows shown are Lanza Wool Pillow Covers. Top Left TEAL, Bottom, left to right, MAROON, HOT PINK and LIGHT PURPLE. Additional colors on page 26.

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Los Árboles Wool Pillow Covers

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Each cover is hand loomed using the Los Árboles knitting design and 100% wool from Harrisville Designs. GREEN/NEON covers also use Madeline Tosh wool in Emerson Bulb. Lightly felted before final construction. Front cover sewn to cotton twill back, zipper closure. -

Front Cover Materials: 100% Wool 18” x 18” square Loomed by hand Cotton twill back Zipper closure Lightly felted Finished, serged inner seams

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LIGHT BLUE/RED

RED/GOLD

Wool Front

Wool Front

PURPLE/GREEN

GREEN/NEON

Wool Front

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Lanza Wool Pillow Covers

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Each cover is hand loomed using the Lanza knitting design and 100% wool from Harrisville Designs. Lightly felted before final construction. Front cover sewn to cotton twill back, zipper closure. -

Front Cover Materials: 100% Wool 18� x 18� square Loomed by hand Cotton twill back Zipper closure Lightly felted Finished, serged inner seams - Down insert sold separately

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LIGHT PURPLE

MAROON

Wool Front

Wool Front

HOT PINK

POPPY

Wool Front

Wool Front

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FOLIAGE

TEAL

Wool Front

Wool Front

GREEN STRIPE Wool Front

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linen Linen has an unparalleled rustic beauty that adds texture and refinement to our RaisaAntonia linen placemats, pillows and shawls. Strong and with exquisite drape, linen washes well and even softens with age. Our favorite source to loom our products is Louet’s Euroflax 100% wet spun long-line linen, which is not only exquisitely high-quality, but also is machine washable and dryable. The 2013 Fall Collection balances the crispness of this linen fiber with the sheen of 100% mercerized Valley Yarns cotton. This cotton is sourced from another local vendor, WEBS, based out of Northampton, Massachusetts. Together, the Louet linen and Valley Yarns cotton create soft, elegant pieces that add a touch of luxury to your life. Top and Middle Left: Lanza Linen Shawl in PEWTER. Stack of shawls in (from bottom to top) PEWTER, LIGHT BROWN, ECRU, WHITE. Additional product details on page 34.

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Lanza Linen Pillow Covers Each cover is hand loomed using the Lanza knitting design and 100% Louet Euroflax linen and Valley Yarns 100% mercerized cotton. Front cover is fully lined and sewn to cotton twill back. Zipper closure.

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18� x 18� square Loomed by hand Linen/cotton front Lined front cover Finished, serged inner seams - Cotton twill back - Zipper closure - Down insert sold separately -

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LIGHT BLUE & NATURAL

LIGHT BROWN & NATURAL Linen/Cotton Front

Linen/Cotton Front

WHITE & NATURAL

PEWTER & NATURAL Linen/Cotton Front

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Lanza Linen Shawls Each shawl is hand loomed using the Lanza knitting design and 100% Louet Euroflax linen along with Valley Yarns 100% mercerized cotton. Finished knit linen bottom edging fully integrated into shawl.

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- 21� wide x 72� long - Loomed by hand - Linen/cotton

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LIGHT BROWN & NATURAL

PEWTER & NATURAL

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Linen/Cotton

ECRU & NATURAL

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Lanza Linen Placemats Each placemat is hand loomed using the Lanza knitting design and 100% Louet Euroflax linen and Valley Yarns 100% mercerized cotton. Knit tops are sewn to 100% cotton twill backing. 14� tall x 21� wide Loomed by hand Linen/cotton Cotton twill back

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WHITE & NATURAL

Linen/Cotton Front

Linen/Cotton Front

ECRU & NATURAL

MUSTARD & NATURAL

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production credits LOCATION STYLING PHOTOGRAPHY

Stephanie Lawrence & Raisa Lawrence West Raisa Lawrence West

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY Pages 22 - 37

C1M Photography Walter Schnecker www.c1mpp.com

MARKETING STRATEGY

John West

LOOKBOOK DESIGN & TEXT LOCATION ARTWORK

LOGO & BRANDING SUPPORT MATERIALS / PRODUCTION

Raisa Lawrence West All paintings, mono-prints and pastels by Stephanie Lawrence. Available for sale at the Stephanie Lawrence Gallery on the plaza in Healdsburg, California, and online at: www.stephanielawrenceart.com Tolu Fadeyi Lawrence All products loomed by hand on Taitexma TH-860 and KnitKing KH-230 knitting machines.

Wool

Harrisville Designs, Shetland weight (all colors) Madeline Tosh Yarn (Emerson Bulb green only)

Linen

Louet EuroFlax sport & lace weight Natura (light blue only)

Cotton PRODUCT DESIGN SUPPORT

Valley Yarns mercerized cotton, 3/2 (all colors) Anne Emlein Chair of Textiles, Apparel & Fashion Program Maine College of Art, and former Assistant Professor RISD, Textiles Department

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RaisaAntonia | LookBook 2013 Fall Collection  

RaisaAntonia Fine Art Textiles for bodies and homes. Latest collection includes hand loomed pillows, placemats and shawls that add a touch...

RaisaAntonia | LookBook 2013 Fall Collection  

RaisaAntonia Fine Art Textiles for bodies and homes. Latest collection includes hand loomed pillows, placemats and shawls that add a touch...