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Beyond the Pattern 2023

It’s Somerville Open Studios weekend once again and we’re going to have some lovely weather. I am not participating this year. The Beyond the Pattern fashion show was cancelled, again. I had hoped to share a retrospective of designs created for the 3 previously cancelled shows and a new piece fit for an alien superstar but it will have to wait. Next year!

Schedule and Map of 2023 Somerville Open Studios

Here is this year’s Beyond the Pattern Collection, designs by Eleanor Ramsay, fabric and homegoods available at Spoonflower

Beyond the Pattern Collection images
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Yart Sale!

UPDATE: The Yart Sale was a lot of fun. Thanks for everyone who stopped by on this sunny day. We raised $300!

Some of the minky and velvet pillows I’ve made for the Yart Sale. Mick and I are raising money for UNICEF and Planned Parenthood. Come haggle with Mick over the weird stuff he’s found… or just say howdy!

Minky and velvet pillows
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Somerville Open Studios

Dress created for 2022 Beyond the Pattern (in progress)

Somerville Open Studios occurs the first weekend in May (This year, it’s April 30-May 1, 2022). It’s a chance for the hundreds of artists living and working in Somerville to open their homes, studios or participate in group shows and marketplaces. SOS, as it’s affectionately known, had to be cancelled in 2020 and ran as a limited, mostly online event in 2021. This spring, the it returns with 300+ artists sharing open studios and outside markets and open backyards.

Fabrics and Homegoods by Eleanor Ramsay at Spoonflower

The Beyond the Pattern fashion show, a lively and popular Open Studios event that I participated in in 2018 and 2019 was cancelled during 2020 and 2021. We’d hoped to have a static display at Bow Market this year, but that was also cancelled. Alas, the spiritual garment I made to show at that display will have to wait. Weather permitting (and it looks like it’s going to be a nice weekend), I will have samples and some work to share on my porch. See the SOS map and calendar for more details about the artists.