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Inside the Larsen Design Studio: Working with a Legend by Krista Stack
February 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Krista Stack spent the first 6 years of her career in the textiles industry working in the Larsen Design Studio with Jack Lenor Larsen. His mentorship was the fulfillment of a dream as she had long admired his work. In this talk she will review many of the superstars of his collection, varying in technique, process and inspiration.
She will also discuss the process of designing industrially produced fabrics from the viewpoint of a handweaver. In remembering her days in the Larsen studio, the personal side of wisdom, advice and direction given by Jack will also be shared. Krista will also share some of her own current work from her 24 harness compu-dobby in her Brooklyn studio.
Daughter of a weaver, Krista began weaving when she was 2 yrs old and “borrowed” her older sister’s loom. Much later she graduated from Magna Cum Laude from Brown University, having concurrently studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, winning weaving awards both domestic and internationally. Moving to NYC, she spent 6 years in the Larsen Design Studio, becoming Director of Design in 1997. She later worked for mills in Turkey and India, before starting Krista Stack Design and working both in industry and with custom projects. She currently works with Lori Weitzner on the Weitzner collection of textiles. She is also an advocate and Advisory Board member of Nest, an organization that works to support artisans around the world.
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