A Sample of Making | Kristin Mariani Frieman

November 2 - 21, 2009


“Après moi, le déluge”  Valentino: The Last Emperor

Kristin Mariani Frieman is a Chicago based dressmaker, designer, and artist who founded the label RedShift, a line of contemporary couture created from salvaged materials and found garments.  A Sample of Making is a RedShift design project that provides a platform for the intensive labor involved in making clothing. For a period of three weeks the designer will produce singular garments within the Spoke gallery space from her collection of salvaged wools in a spectrum of colors. Seeking to present her process of design alongside the product of her practice, she aims to create opportunities for critical exchange by engaging others in the design process.  Working with several interns, the designer will have open studio hours, hold a workshop, and host a closing event to view the work created at Spoke.

GrayScales Workshop
Saturday, November 7th and 14th
1-5 PM, $95
Spoke   119 N Peoria 3D, Chicago, Il

How we see gray informs how we see color.  This is a do-it-yourself (make yourself cozy)  workshop based on Josef Albersʼ gradation study from his book Interaction of Color. Working from salvaged gray wools from the RedShift collection, participants will create a gray wool scarf or pair of mittens using a combination of hand and machine sewing processes. The workshop takes place over two consecutive Saturdays and is open to all skill levels, ages, and disciplines.  Participants are welcome to display their final projects as part of the closing event for A Sample of Making.
To participate please contact: Kristin@redshiftcouture.com 

Open Studio Hours
Monday-Saturday, closed Wednesday

Closing Event
Saturday, November 21st

Kristin Mariani Frieman would like to thank the following interns for the time
and handiwork that they contributed to RedShift for A Sample of Making:

Sarah Amariat
Kelsey Heiniger
Rosemary Lee
Coral Manor
Danielle Wyman

RedShift   Kristin Mariani Frieman   Dressmaker/ Designer
PHONE  847.226-4559    |    EMAIL  kristin@redshiftcouture.com    |    WEB  www.redshiftcouture.com

Pencils2Pixels: Design Show

drawing, photography, print, video,
animation, handmade books + a paper snake

October 16 – 31, 2009  

Closing Reception: Friday, October 30, 5-9pm
Hours: Saturdays 11a.m.‐5p.m. or by appointment

This multimedia extravaganza exhibits a wide range of works from Westwood College’s Design Department. From the curious first stages to the refined final product, the show features drawings, photography, print, video, animation, and handmade objects. The clean lines of digital technology meet the textures of fine art processes to formalize commercial and personal concepts.
Come see what our best have been up to!

Hosted by Westwood College, Loop Campus, Organized by the Design Faculty.  With Special Thanks to Ryan Swanson, Dillon Rasmussen, and Brian Olson for making this happen.