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Truly Original Wearables and Accessories with Easy-to-Make Fabric Strips
it! Make one-of-a kind yarns by cutting or tearing strips from your favorite fabrics
and enhancing them with paints, dyes and feathers.
- Knit it! Follow the
easy step-by-step instructions to make no-fuss projects.
- Love it! Show
off your uniquely personal creations.
A native New Yorker, Mark spent two years studying at the Culinary
Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, after he graduated from high school.
He has been in both the front and back of the house as chef, sous-chef and maitre
d', and in 1983 was awarded an honorable mention for his bread sculpture at the
114th Annual Salon of Culinary Arts.
Half a decade later, Mark chose to
pursue his second career in menswear and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology.
innate color sense and use of patterns and textures were rewarded during his years
FIT with a number of scholarships and the Designer's Critic Award at graduation.
In 1989 , Mark had the opportunity to design neckwear for Mermes, and was
give a two week internship at the design studio in Paris after winning the Comite
Colbert L'Art de Vivre award for menswear and redesigning the uniforms for the
NYC Staten Island Ferry crew.
After graduating from FIT, he took a position
as an assistant designer for a thriving New York-based sweater company and headed
the private-label division for five years. A textile project for a friend led
to a design position at a major fabric converter, where he was responsible for
merchandising customer and licensee accounts as well as designing for the open
Next it was time for Mark to start his own business ventures and in
2002 he was awarded Cotton Inc.'s 21st Annual Cotton Incorporated Textile Designer's
Award for outstanding contributions to innovative design and styling in the
Prints - Home category.
Mark is the creator of the Mirror Ball Dot
and Rock Candy fabric lines. His Fairy Frost fabric line has sold
over 2 million yards to date. He is currently licensing his designs on cotton
to two New York-based textile companies for quilting, crafting and manufacturing.
Recent projects include the self-publication of his first novel, Shag; his collaboration
with a documentary filmmaker/producer and animation studio as artistic director
on an original concept for a television series; and plans for his own line of
Table of Contents
|Ready, Set, Let's Start Strippin'||13
|Simple 1 x 1 Rib Knit Pillowwith
or without Knots||45 |
Sampling of Four-Patches Pillow||47|
|Multicolored Set Stripe Pillow with Centered
Intarsia Cable||50 |
PerryZebra Strip Intarsia Pillow||54
|Brushed Wool Throw with Alternating
Cables and Bi-Colored Strips||57 |
|Special Occasion Entertaining - Table Scarf,
Placemats and Coasters||60 |
|Knit Memory Album||65
|Ring Bearer or Pacifier
Pillow ||69 |
Shawl in Sheer Rayon||73 |
|Lengthwise-Knit Garter Stitch Scarf in a Cashmere/Wool
Blend ||75 |
Illusion Scarf - Knit in One Piece||77 |
|The TippiFeathered and Felted-Wool
Rib Knit Hat||80 |
Selection of Three Embellishments|| |
|Button and Bead Pins||87
|Felt and Fabric Floral Pins||88
|Seed Bead Starfish||91|
|About the Author||95|