Talk about crushes, I've felt a soft spot for Annie Larson and her particular creativity, for a long time. When I first met her, she was still in high school, sewing handbags before anyone else had thought of it, and even before she knew how to sew. She brought 5 of her bags in to my store to sell, and I was captivated. From the get-go she was obviously an artist, making it up as she went, in the middle of a midwestern small town high school.
From there she went to University (of Minnesota) where she studied fashion design, was graduated, and then worked for several years for Target, designing junior's and men's apparel. She always had her own stuff going on the side, making and showing collections of clothing that radiated high energy, and fashion bounce. She was often noticed.
Next thing, she has imagined her own company, with a Brother KH-950 Electroknit Knitting Machine, ALL Knitwear, her own label, launched in April, 2010. She left Target behind, and she's pretty much a star now. If you're interested in fashion and blogs, you've probably seen her work in several high profile blogs in the past year.
I'm so proud of her, and what's more, she's so inspiring, and always makes me want to shake up my own things in a different, better way. Do keep your eye on her. Oh, and buy some of her pieces!
They look fresh and flattering on anybody.
I still have some of her ringspun cotton knitted hats and her scarves in SNO-CRUSH.
Hats are $48 - $55, and her scarf is $96. You can email me for what's available (email@example.com), or you can also purchase her work directly from her at ALL for Everyone where you can see her full collection, her latest news, and a bunch of cute pictures of Annie herself.
Annie's work is fabulous! So "high-energy" and exuberant! And as always, the photographs are gorgeous! Happy Holidays, Susan! Gloria
Gloria, I'm glad you like Annie's knits. Have a happy New Year
Wow, she's clearly got it together! Love her work, her wit, her style, etc. She must be so inspiring to know in person! Thanks for sharing!
Wow that is such beautiful work -- and so great to see such color in the midst of such a snowy winter!
just found your blog...when googling about ragrugs....and I am thrilled to see your work...so great...and seeing your loom is gorgeous....I`m reaaly amazed by your very creative and beautiful work....guess I did see your flickrstream in the first place....
I have put your blog on my blogroll to follow it and see those wonderful things you do and those from other people that you show....
A big :O) from me
Friendly thoughts from Anita from Denmark...
Annie's work is fabulous! Full of color and energy. I have placed you on my blog and blogroll to follow. Please keep the pictures and working coming.
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