juanita girardin :: uncommon textiles
juanita girardin :: uncommon textiles juanita girardin :: uncommon textiles
juanita girardin :: uncommon textiles juanita girardin :: uncommon textiles
collections
events
inquiries
inquiries
profile
HOME
juanita girardin :: uncommon textiles
inquiries

September 8, 2017


Hoping everyone will be safe in Florida!

We are finishing up the work for the American Craft Exposition held annually at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL. The show is celebrating its 33rd year. Formerly held at Northwestern University, it moved to the Botanic Garden 3 years ago. Itís a gorgeous venue and worth the visit to see the fine craft and the fabulous gardens. Hopefully, no rain!
The ACE show is a benefit for research initiatives at Northshore University Health System.


For this show Iíve made a group of ten shirts. Itís been about 3 years since we made shirts so I decided to add a selection from off whites to black with a nice rose red in there and an earthy brown. As with most of my work, the shirts are made from Japanese cotton with accents of intense stitching. Iíve tried to make a few more playful pieces with accents of color and pattern. Theyíve been great fun to make.


The collection of quilted work builds on my past with less of the abstract imagery and more stitching. Iíve added embroidered work with brocade accents, and many pieces with intense stitching and color blocking.


This year I'm in the East Courtyard, by the Bonsai garden, Booth 314.
I always look forward to seeing my Chicago customers who are some of my favorites. Iíve exhibited at this show more than any other except ACC Baltimore, so Iíve met some wonderfully generous collectors over the years, and I thank you all.


All of my clothing is "slow made" and each piece is either one of a kind, or limited to two or three. I source my cotton from Japan and quilt it to silk, with various techniques for carrying surface pattern.


For those of you who live elsewhere, my work is now available at Bellagio Art to Wear, at the Biltmore in Ashville, NC, and at Ann Ahn on Madison Avenue in New York, NY.


My web site is now getting difficult to view in many browsers. I have to admit itís ten years old, and though weíve done many updates over the years, Iím in need of a new site. Until I get to that , please try Internet Explorer to view the site,or any old browser, or it can also be viewed on an iPad if it hasn't been updated to 10.3.1 The trick on the iPad is: to stop the downward scroll in any of the "Collections" pages, you must click the upward arrow, fairly quickly. Takes a little practice, but works. The static pages should be easy to view.



Hope to see you at the ACE show at the Chicago Botanic Garden!