"We are standing in a cozy, low-beamed room that evokes the Middle Ages, with its well-worn wooden floors and stone fireplace. The small space holds a jumble of creativity—some of it dangling from hangers, some draped over a tabletop, some of it barely contained on shelves. With her close-cropped hair and sparkling energy, the woman in front of me seems capable of imagining almost anything, as we cross the threshold into her newly completed workshop in Becket, Massachusetts. It is a building Crispina knows well: Her husband grew up here, and it was their home until just a few weeks ago, when they moved their family down the street. The chaos is semi-over. The alchemy is about to begin. Yet again..."
- from The Upcycled Life of Fabric Artist Crispina ffrench | Open Studio, newengland.com, 2007