• Figawi Artist Feature: Eric Holch

    Nantucket’s storied maritime history dates back to the 17th and 18th century when the island was the whaling capital of the world. Over 15 to 20 whale ships, along with dozens of smaller vessels, could be seen in Nantucket harbor during this time. Today, whaling ships have been replaced with mega yachts, elegant schooners and the colorful rainbow sails of the beetle cats. To find out a little more about Nantucket's modern day sailing we spoke with a longtime Looms artist and avid sailor, Eric Holch.
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  • Weaving A Life Inspired By Mom

    When Nantucket Looms' master weaver Becky Peraner was growing up in Connecticut, she could never have known the impact her family home would have on her life. Surrounded by everything from woven baskets to old English ironware, Becky's parents, who are avid antique collectors, instilled in her a love of collecting and an appreciation of the arts. Becky’s mother Jean, had the greatest influence on her love of  textiles. "My mom was an interior designer", Becky explains, "and I was raised with fabric samples everywhere. I think her influence subconsciously made me love textiles that much more". 
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  • Spring Journey Through Nantucket

    The changing of the seasons, be it summer or winter, spring or fall, will always fill Nantucket's artist community with an abundance of inspiration. Spring is an especially invigorating and inspiring time, no matter where you are in the world. But, on Nantucket, we would argue it is even more so because spring marks the beginning of the tourist season after a long, quiet winter. The vibrant pops of yellow dotted around the island's landscape as the daffodils make their way to the surface is a welcome change after months of a grey backdrop thanks to the thousands of bulbs planted each year by Nantucket’s Garden Club.

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  • A Nantucket Looms Classic; The Boatneck Sweater

    An island staple since the 1960’s, the Nantucket Looms  Boatneck Sweater has proven a timeless classic. Effortlessly stylish with its high neck and saddle shoulder, the cotton  Boatneck Sweater was worn by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and has stood the test of time here on Nantucket and afar. Designed by Nantucket Looms founders Bill Euler and Andy Oates and first introduced in the natural cream color, the sweater was so popular that two additional colors were later added - navy and striped. Now, almost fifty years later we are proud to introduce the latest addition to the classic collection and what more perfect color to add than grey; a color synonymous with Nantucket Island. 
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