Cindy Walsh been sewing since she was a young girl. Her mother is an artist and seamstress, and always had a closet of fabrics and a project in the works.
Cindy graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in textile design. Her early years in the real world were working in small studios for other designers and in retail shops both large and small. She started Red Rover Clothing in 1993 when her children (Kate, now 27, and James, 25) were just starting school. Cindy packed her old car and, with a friend, headed to a crafts fair in the Berkshires. She got a great response to the clothing and was on her way.
Cindy's designs are influenced in part from watching what people wear and what makes them feel comfortable and special. Her customers often relate stories of the many compliments they get wearing her unique work. She uses color, texture and detail to make the clothing unusual, but not over the top. The ribbon trims that embellish the work are her own design, demonstrating her textile skills in miniature width. All of the clothing is designed and sewn in Cindy's studio in Framingham, Ma. with the help of her assistants.
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