About Candiss Cole
Candiss Cole-Footitt has been a textile designer for over 30 years. She travels extensively and continues to stay on the cutting edge of fashion and fabric design. Her studio is located in Sedona, Arizona where she lives with her husband Rodger, and their two dogs.
We love what we do
Candiss continues to develop her unique collection of Ikat-Shibori fabrics. Over the years, the response to this fabric has been overwhelming. Candiss Cole Designs is the only Atelier in the world that hand weaves Ikat-Shibori. These techniques take the silk through multiple pleating and dye processes to create a fabric unique to the world. Candiss and Rodger work side by side, bringing a contemporary look to ancient textile traditions and bridging the gap between couture and wearable art.
Recently, Candiss & Rodger added an exquisite new fabric of Needle Felted Merino to the line. With the addition of this new Collection, we have pushed the bar of cutting edge to a new level." When asked what her best piece is, Candiss answers, my next piece..always.
In a recent article, Candiss wrote
Rodger and I are excited to share our lifes work with you. Both of us have been in the textile industry most of our lives. My family has been in textiles for over five generations. Rodger came from the North of England, also known as the end of the Silk Road and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. He came to America many years ago when textiles were big in North Carolina, and the companies needed new machinery. His focus now is on color and pattern. Together we mix over 60 years in textiles."
All of our fabrics are 100% silk warps. We hand dye the yarn and hand weave the fabrics with the help of our weavers. We are proud of the team we have created over the years and honor the men and women who work to make these fabrics a reality. We cut each garment to fit with sizes ranging from a womens size 2 up to a 2xl.
When we are attending a show, we bring a size range for women to try on and we custom fit pieces based on your personal measurements.
Our inspiration comes from New Yorks highest lofts and the colors of marble, brick, metal and glass. The ancient green colors and gentle natural textures come from the windswept Moors of Derbyshire, England and the churning mists of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, England, where fantasy and reality continue to inspire. We are also inspired by the colored hues of light, as they play off the Red Rocks of Sedona, no further away than our own front yard.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our love of silk, and our passion for excellence in design.