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November 16, 2016, Wednesday, 10AM Meeting at Starline Studios, 400 W. Front St. Harvard, IL 60033,with Barbara Schneider and Trunk show with clothing designer Cynthia Ashby. Bring a dish to pass and art work to share. Don't miss this chance to visit the great Starline studios, terrific work by Cynthia, and
Barbara 's studio sale afterward! Not to mention networking with fellow Saqa regional members!
Cynthia Ashby, Inc. was officially founded in 1997 after Cynthia had success selling one-of-kind dresses in local boutiques while a student. As the solo owner, Cynthia has grown her brand into a wholesale company selling to more than 60 stores in the US and Canada, as well as individual sales through Artful Home. She designs between five and seven collections a year, along with exclusive items for Artful Home.
Quality is as important as innovation. Cynthia herself has a hand in every part of the business. She creates all patterns, sews and tests first samples, and fuels her inspiration by continuously experimenting with small production items that embrace hand process, like dip-dying and piecing.
She designs using quality, natural fabrics,silk, linen, cotton, and occasional synthetics in varying weights, combinations, and textures to create collections as versatile as her customers' personalities. She designs for women who wish to look modern yet timeless, natural yet edgy, with clothing that is as functional as it is beautiful. When you wear Cynthia Ashby, you look and feel unique, a little mysterious, and always, deliciously comfortable.
HUGE STUDIO SALE
Wednesday, 11-16, 1- 6 pm
Saturday, 11-19, 9-4 pm
Asian textiles and objects (lots) Thread boxes
Papermaking supplies Prints Small quilts
Vintage dishtowels Kimono and obi
Stencils Thermofax photocopies Heat press
Kuba cloth Japanese bound books Paper pads
Wall hangings Chinese Miao textiles
Antique Japanese Boys Day Banner
Fabric bundles Scrap bags of threads and yarns
Barbara Schneider artwork (lots) Specialty papers
Sewing and surface design supplies
Many other items
Studio 205 H at the Starline Building
400 Front St. Harvard, IL
Barbara Schneider, 815-403-6424