About frittelli & LOCKWOOD

frittelli & LOCKWOOD in Saratoga Springs, NY
New York maker of Bamboo Leno Scarf in Multiple Colors, Bamboo Multi Strip Scarf in Multiple Colors, Chenille Buffalo Check Scarf in Multiple Colors, Chenille Corduroy Scarf in Multiple Colors, Handwoven Necktie. Founders: Cecilia Frittelli and Richard Lockwood

Only a select few stumble upon their life's calling at a young age. Cecilia and Richard, the founders, designers and weavers behind frittelli & LOCKWOOD, are of that rare breed.

As a child, Cecilia (the "frittelli" in this equation) and her father formed popsicle sticks into the anchors of a backstrap loom, and from there she began a lifetime of weaving. Following college at Skidmore in Saratoga Springs, Cecilia worked in NYC's Garment District as both a sample weaver and textile designer.

Richard (the "LOCKWOOD"), her husband, worked in textile mills as a teenager, and, following schooling at Hobart College in Geneva and Syracuse University, he repurposed those skills to create the necktie fabric that formed the foundation of frittelli & LOCKWOOD as we it know today.

Cecilia and Richard are New Yorkers through-and-through, and their products are as American as can be: they use eco-friendly, American-spun yarns in their studio, which is located in an 1850's building in the Saratoga Arts District. Since 2012, Cecilia has directed the annual Beekman Street Fair, which brings together 50 regional artists and makers, musicians, street performers, children's art stations, and food trucks. Funded by community arts grants, she and her committee have created a successful venue for artists to display and sell their work at all price points — from $20 handcrafted earrings to $10,000 coffee tables, all made in the capital region and Hudson Valley. 

Their sumptuous handwoven fabrics, worked into elegant yet modern designs for both men and women, are represented at fine galleries and museum shops around the country but are best experienced with a visit to their open studio in Saratoga Springs, NY. And if that is not possible — New York Makers will deliver them to you! 

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