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Dream of Weavers: All Roads
The Couple Behind All Roads: Robert Dougherty and Janelle Pietrzak
After a decade of fashion on the East Coast (including design, trend setting and fabric supply at the Anthropologie for six years), Janelle Pietrzak told Philly “too long” and “hello” to Los Angeles. Next to him was Robert Dougherty, whom he met while he was apprenticing at the weekend at the old motorcycle repair shop in Philly (using the 1971 Honda CB350; a bike he built with the 1963 square and the 1971 BSA 650 Lightning engine). The two settled in the El Sereno neighborhood and earlier this year launched All Roads, a collection of handmade objects, including Pietrzak’s retro cool fabrics; Princess – hung by iron arrows welded by Dougherty. “Basically we moved to California and I really wanted a tapestry to hang on my wall, Piet says Pietrzak. “Robert made me a bench and I haven’t stopped since.”
“This is my first year in Los Angeles and I get a whole new way of inspiration every season, Piet says Pietrzak. Için For this collection, I was thinking of these two extreme landscapes – the spring boom of Los Angeles and the barren landscapes of the Mojave Desert. ”
Orum I’m knitting a simple frame loom that Robert does with handmade tools, Piet says Pietrzak. Orum I buy stuff in flea markets and thrift stores, because old yarns have very pale colors and interesting textures. I will also buy yarn from spinners, because yarn is an art in itself! We often visit hardware stores for jute, twine and rope. For example, I do a lot of weaving with the natural cotton thread that I untied, which creates interesting curl and texture. And sometimes, Robert brings me home string or rope that he found in construction, and I knit with it. ”
Im I’m willing to accept a color palette and material and I’ve just started, Piet says Pietrzak. “Then I stop halfway because I’m stuck. Always! So I’m going to consult Robert and do some sketches, which gives me a clear picture of what will happen, and then I can finish it. While I’m working (probably because of my fashion past), I look at every piece like a silhouette – busty, maybe more hipster? – and I’m trying to balance the rates. ”
Uz We have been working at home so far, Piet says Pietrzak. “Robert’s work area in the garage tends to fall on the curb – meeting many neighbors this way! I’m knitting in my bedroom because it’s the biggest room in the house. I listen to music while weaving – I love Tinariwen, Goat and new Vampire Weekend albums. We actually have a newer studio space in Echo Park, but we haven’t started working yet. Robert built a wall in the middle and painted my side from white to floor and hung my inspiration board. ”
An Overview of the Process
An image of Pietrzak’s inspiration board in his immediately ready studio.
“California is an endless inspiration for me, Piet says Pietrzak, from the flowers in the backyard here.
Sometimes Pietrzak weaves on a smaller “portable” loom (made by Dougherty) on the floor of the couple’s house.
Bringing macromeles of the 20th century here and now

I have to admit that until recently, the list of things I want to hang on my macrame walls will be at the end – when I grew up, it brought back memories of the moldy brown pieces I found in dozens of thrift stores. A particular macrame find – an owl made of twine – comes to mind. However, if you take the time to them, as proof that the flavors and trends have become a complete cycle (I’m betting the owl gets a nice penny in some old vintage boutiques right now) I’ve found myself with pleasure recently (not like that) Art.

Finally my example – my friend Jess recently bought the most beautiful wall hanging in Etsy (as you can see below) and it is full of neons to add a modern cool touch. After seeing this, I was desperate to know more about how these pieces were created – and I was very happy when Himo Art May agreed to stop running out. May did a great job of bringing the macro of the 20th century here and now (the last macromeles became perfect for me), and I was delighted that she decided to look at it – it turned out to be quite complicated – the process. It’s time to Improve your knotting skills, kids!

Things that you need:

  • Rope
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Wooden Breads
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Masking Tape
  • Paint



It can attach dowels to the wall – it uses a removable hook, because it’s a great way to not make holes in the wall.


It can cut the rope into 14 x 4 yard pieces and 2 x 5 yard pieces. It then begins tying the rope to the head nodes of the larvae and compiling the dowel with 5 yard pieces (one at each end) into a book.


The rest can continue with ropes.


Then it makes double half axle knot.


And it goes on and on.


By the end, May begins tying them diagonally across the ropes.


You can add wooden beads here and here before connecting the nodes.


Then each starts to connect the switch nodes using 4 ropes.


Can connect 8 of them.


It then adds the node (as before) to the double half node.


And he brings them crosswise.


You can add more beads and bring the knots to the end.


It can then cut the ends of the rope.


Covers a portion of the dowel ends to paint and add a hint of neon (a woman from my own heart!)


Finally, he adds a watermelon pop to the end of the rope.


And there, hung a magnificent macrame wall. I can appreciate the work that goes into these pieces – not a craft for withered or ham!