I hand-knit or crochet each piece in my collection without the use of looms or machines. Each stitch traverses my
hands before becoming part of a highly textured accessory or garment. My work is informed by the history of
clothing and adornments, inspired by geometric and sculptural forms, and imbued with a passion for color. I strive
to conceive and create designs that are original, have reversible stitch patterns, undulating and layered shapes,
versatility, and an element of playfulness. The way my pieces feel to the touch and next to the skin is paramount.
Thus I select my materials carefully and work almost exclusively with fine natural (including organic) fibers, such as
merino wool, cashmere, alpaca, silk, and cotton. One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is seeing my
designs come to life on the wearer’s body, enveloping and embracing shoulders, neck, arms, and hands, and
draping and cascading around the torso.
I am the recipient of the 2014 NICHE Award (Professional Category: Fashion Accessories). Revered and
prestigious, the NICHE Awards recognize excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.

Since 2012, I have served as contributing author and social media manager for
Fiber Art Now magazine.

I am a member of the
American Craft Council, Surface Design Association, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, and
Textile And Fiber Arts List (TAFA).

My undergraduate (B.A/B.S, Fordham University) and graduate (M.A., New York University) degrees are in the
humanities (psychology & literature).  I have been engaged in other creative pursuits too. My
fine art photography
has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions.


Events

2014

American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, February 21-23, 2014
Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY, May 2-4, 2014
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair, Philadelphia, PA, May 9-11, 2014
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY, September 12-14, 2014
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair, Philadelphia, PA, October 10-12, 2014


2013

American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, February 22-24, 2013
CraftBoston Spring Show, Boston, MA, April 19-21, 2013
Crafts at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY, September 20-22, 2013
Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, Philadelphia, PA, October 11-13, 2013
Crafts at Purchase Performing Arts Center, Purchase, NY, November 1-3, 2013
CraftWestport, Westport, CT, November 9-10, 2013
CraftBoston Holiday Show, Boston, MA, December 6-8, 2013


2012

American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD
Paradise City Fair of Fine and Functional Art, Marlborough, MA
CraftBoston, Boston, MA
Paradise City Fair of Fine and Functional Art, Northampton, MA
American Craft Show NYC, New York, NY
Craft at Purchase, Purchase, NY
CraftWestport, Westport, CT
Holiday CraftMorristown, Morristown, NJ


2011

American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD (Alt Craft section)
Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, Wilmington, DE
Paradise City Fair of Fine and Functional Art, Northampton, MA
Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, Lancaster, PA
American Craft Show NYC, New York, NY
ArtsWestchester Holiday Boutique, White Plains, NY


2009

One of a Kind Show, New York, NY
Head over heels in love with designing and creating hand-knit and
crochet accessories, clothing, and fiber jewelry, I have been
experimenting with textures, colors, shapes, and drape since 2007. Each
piece in my collection is an original design, created entirely by hand, one
stitch at a time, in my one-person studio in Westchester County, New
York. I work almost exclusively with natural materials, including merino
wool, baby alpaca, silk, cashmere, and fine cottons. New styles are
added to the collection throughout each year, and include a variety of
scarves, cowls, shawls, shrugs, hats, gloves, fiber jewelry, and other
innovative pieces. I have worked on a number of custom commissions,
including bride and bridesmaid accessories (shawls, wraps, and more).
My designs are carried by select boutiques, and have been featured in
numerous online and several print publications.
© 2007-2014 Elena Rosenberg. All Rights Reserved.   |   Email: elena@elenarosenberg.com