June 7, 2010

Video Interview | Penny Singer

Paul Niemi published this article along with a video interview at his blog site, Uncle Paulie’s World. Check it out!:

Diné Penny: The Other Singer of Fashion
Monday, May 31, 2010

If I had to pick one word to describe Diné (Navajo) fashion designer Penny Singer, it would be "unique." She has a one-of-a-kind personality mixed with one-of-a-kind fashion sense. She effectively balances motherhood with work and creates fashion that is both beautiful and functional. In the last ten years, she has solidly established herself in the Native American art market and is a familiar face at all of the top shows. Her peers love her and she is a favorite in the Native art scene in Santa Fe. Did I mention that her laugh is infectious?

Singer is a master craftsperson with fabric and a thread and needle. She takes the basics of sewing and elevates them to fine art of the highest quality.

I ran into Penny at the 2010 Native Treasures show and finally managed to coax her to go on camera. She's a natural at talking about her work. What did she have to say? Find out HERE