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Sprinkler Factory Presents “In Tandem”

Don’t miss your chance to see (or buy) pieces of art created by Design Pool team members at the Sprinkler Factory. “In Tandem: An exhibition of Counterparts” is currently on display at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, Massachusetts, until July 10. The exhibition features the work of 110 regional artists. According to the curators, each artist exhibits “two works of art that are bonded together by material, theme or technique.”  

Our founder, Kristen Dettoni’s two pieces are each based on one of her original pattern designs. The same pattern, expressed in two different media, shows radically different ways a viewer can interpret a pattern. In one piece, Kristen needle-punched the pattern in a large format. In the other piece, she created the pattern using a bead weaving technique. Though they began from the same place, each piece of art is wholly its own. The texture, size, and color palette each offer the viewer a different experience of the pattern.   

Kristen Dettoni

Our director of marketing and communications, Kristin Crane, also has two pieces in the exhibition. Kristin’s pieces, Shifting Perspectives, are both dyed with indigo using an ikat technique. After dyeing the warp, Kristin wove each piece by hand. In one piece, Kristin used a white weft thread and the other a black. By changing one small element, the tone and color of the cloth change dramatically and shift one’s perspective of the cloth.

Kristin Crane

We invite you to visit the Sprinkler Factory!

Due to restrictions on crowd sizes, the gallery limits space to 30 guests. In order to view the exhibition, visitors need to reserve a time slot ahead of time. Booking a time slot is free. Visitors can arrive at any time within their time slot and stay for as long as is needed to view the art. In addition to Kristen and Kristin, there are pieces from two artists we’ve talked about before on the blog, Paula Stebbins Becker and Cathy Wilkerson.

If you enjoyed seeing our personal artwork, follow us on Instagram. You can find Kristen Dettoni here and Kristin Crane here.

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Kristin Crane

Kristin Crane has designed jacquard designs for the home furnishing and residential jobber market for many years, with mills in the US and in China. Today, she writes about pattern and design trends for Design Pool from her home in Providence, Rhode Island. When not writing about fabric, she can be found weaving in her home studio or hiking along the Rhode Island coast.


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