Francesca Capone, textile designer
Francesca Capone creates work that experiments with textile processes and language. The RISD-trained designer employs traditional textile processes such as hand-weaving, jacquard, machine knitting, marble printing, screen-printing and various dyeing methods such as shibori. But an MFA in “cross-disciplinary writing” at Brown has also led her to explore what happens when she distorts words and meaning through photo-manipulation, scanning, and digitally layering books. Combined, these methods result in unique and striking geometric patterns on fabric and painterly compositions of abstracted textual fields. Capone has been busy designing patterns for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Threeasfour, M.Patmos and as part of the print collective Prince Ruth. This coming summer, she is looking forward to a two-month residency at the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation.