New Factories is one of the projects I've been working on outside of Madder. Collaborating with my very talented artist-friend Karen Gelardi has been a thoroughly enjoyable process. She presented me with 3 digital drawings, giving me the challenge of sourcing the fiber and creating a prototype knit "print" for each one. We are both happy with the results! I stopped by Karen's studio yesterday and saw them all stacked together—the light streaming into the side window, illuminating the wooly halo. When you see them in person they are wonderfully curious, tactile sculptures. I am especially fond of the 2-tone red print.