I recently fell in love with the handcrafted fabric placemats, coasters, and table runners created by artisan Eileen Duffy. For Friday field trip this week, we are taking a trip to Eileen’s studio.
Now living in Connecticut and commuting into New York City, Eileen can be found selling her wares at upscale farmer’s markets in Connecticut on the weekends.
A former Ralph Lauren designer, and more recently the designer of her own handbag collection, Eileen has decided to focus on creating her table accessories while she continues her fashion and prop styling work in the city.
Can you guess which ones are my favorite?
Eileen seeks out really cool textiles from a variety of sources to create her beautiful, and surprisingly affordable, handcrafted table accessories.
Some of her fabrics feature some really great flower photography.
In the photo below, you can see one of Eileen’s inspirational ‘mood boards’ hanging in the studio.
If you live in Connecticut, or are close enough to visit on a weekend, Eileen can be found at The Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market in Guilford. It is a great place to purchase local and organic seasonal produce and handmade crafts. The market sits on ten acres of sheep pasture and gardens filled with flowers and heirloom vegetables. Check the Dudley Farm website for the current time schedule and directions.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Friday field trip to Eileen Duffy’s studio to see some of her handcrafted fabric coaster, placemat, and table runner creations. Thanks for letting us take a peek Eileen!
Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie