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Final Design Challenge: Krissy Callahan

Colorway One / Morning Colorway Two / Noon Colorway Three / Night It’s bittersweet as I compose this last blog entry.  I will certainly miss the challenges keeping me on my toes, working alongside amazing designers and participating in this … Continue reading

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Quilting With Krissy’s Fabric

Love Krissy’s fabric but not sure what to do with it? We figured that while our designers were busy slaving away on their final challenge we would show off their previous designs in quilt format to help inspire you. All … Continue reading

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Reflections with Krissy Callahan

Participating in The Printed Bolt’s Repeat competition has been a tremendous opportunity.  I know I have mentioned over and over again in these blog entries how I quit my day job to pursue my passion… yadda yadda yadda, but that … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Five: Krissy Callahan

This was an excellent challenge!  For my flea market inspiration I reflected on my own (and one of my very favorite) experiences trolling through a vintage flea market in Paris. This was something we stumbled upon and were delighted to … Continue reading

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Krissy Callahan’s Favorite Handmade Object

My most favorite handmade item happens to be two spectacular, hand painted, Chicago dance hall posters from the 1940s.               I acquired them a couple years ago from an estate sale. I must admit, … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Krissy Callahan

  What a great theme for a challenge!  My initial ideas were all flight focused, mainly because my little brother just graduated from the Naval Academy and is headed to Florida to train as a Navy pilot! But my skills … Continue reading

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Check out Krissy’s REPEAT Portfolio

Krissy is one of the final five designers in REPEAT.  Krissy’s designs are the perfect balance between cute and awesome.  Looking forward to seeing what Krissy comes up with next! Check out Krissy’s business, Earth Cadets…  

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Checking out the Quilting Scene with Krissy Callahan

I don’t know much about quilting… if anything at all. But somehow I manage to spend several hours a week hanging out with beautiful quilt weight fabric. I work at Chicago’s The Needle Shop where I also teach screen printing … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Three: Krissy Callahan

“Map the geography of your life….” The ideas came rushing in. So many memories: Tommy breaks my knee in Sicily, forgetting lines during The Glass Menagerie, my grandfather’s brand of beer and my outfit the first day of freshman year … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Color from Krissy Callahan

When I was four, I wanted to be Rainbow Brite.   And while I no longer talk to an imaginary horse or carry sprinkles in my pockets, a love of bright colors has stuck with me.  One example I’d like to … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Two: Krissy Callahan

Where as tiny dwellings started with immediate sketching and brain storms, the industrial revolution challenge was more of a slow burn. Not that the topic wasn’t inspiring, it just was that I wasn’t sure exactly what it meant.  I had … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Krissy Callahan

Krissy Callahan’s Tiny Dwellings… I couldn’t love this challenge more! Tiny dwellings are a small obsession of mine. They are my go-to doodle; my note books are full of tiny, boxy houses. I even have a tiny house design I … Continue reading

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TOP TEN: Krissy Callahan

Name: Krissy Callahan Location: Chicago, Illinois Krissy Callahan is a textile screen printer and owner of Earth Cadets, a company committed to recycling, reducing and reusing while creating unique home goods and apparel.  Using water soluble inks and eco-friendly dyes … Continue reading

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