I’m getting to the point that Melanie Falick’s Making a Life conversations are one of my favorite things to knit to. Melanie returns today with a great conversation with Jordana Munk Martin and Mia Morikawa.
These women are working in the realm of textiles. Jordana has created an exquisite site, Tatter.com. She writes: “The mission of TATTER is to promote the consciousness of cloth by considering, and celebrating cloth’s intrinsic and essential relationship in human life—through portals that include but are not limited to art, shelter, comfort, science, commerce, and culture.”
Fair warning: you will quickly find yourself lost in this world of cloth, textiles, makers, and thinking. Also: she hosts the Barbara Walker Swatch Library, where you can see swatches for virtually all the stitch patterns that Barbara Walker collected.
As for Mia Morikawa, she is deep into a clothing and lifestyle company, 11.11, that creates beautiful clothes, home textiles, and fabrics, working closely with artisans in India.
They’re working with handspun, organic, naturally dyed yarn, as well—don’t miss the gorgeous video toward the end of this conversation.
So much to chew on here—intelligent women who are thinking carefully about sustainability, beauty, and humanity.