February 3, 2019

I CALLED HIM FRIEND...

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PACO PERALTA ROVIRA - Barcelona, Spain
International Fashion Designer and Teacher Extraordinaire
 I am greatly saddened by the news of my good friend Paco Peralta's passing on yesterday.  My prayers are extended towards his family, friends, and the fashion/sewing community.  I called him friend!  We communicated virtually and by mail for over a decade.  I gleaned from his extensive knowledge, and he truly touched my life personally through his giving spirit.  I will forever hold the memory of our friendship dear to my heart, as well as cherish the gifts that he shared with me - they will always have a special place in my sewing room... 

23 comments:

  1. I found Paco and his patterns about 15 years ago shortly after I had lived in barBarcelona for 3 months. We had a lovely conversation about Barcelona and I purchased some of his custom jewelry as well as patterns of his custom designs. I am saddened that he no longer is with us.

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    1. He will be sorely missed. I have two of his custom design patterns too - hand drawn of course.

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  2. WOW ... Thanks for sharing Faye!!! My God!!! Prayers to his family, friends and the sewing community. May we each hold on and treasure what we experienced of received from his Giftedness.

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  3. He was an amazing man! A great designer, wonderful artist and a friend to the sewing community! He will be missed.

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  4. Oh I am so sad to hear this. He even communicated to me in the early days and encouraged and complimented my sewing. He was such a gentleman and a true artist.

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    1. He reached out to so many of us with encouraging words. I will never forget him.

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  5. It's a sad day for the sewing community. Paco was a wonderful designer and a kind man who so generously shared his knowledge.

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    1. Oh if I could only have studied under him. So thankful for his friendship.

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  6. So sad to hear! I enjoy his patterns, and think it is amazing you were friends over the years.

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    1. I truly found our virtual friendship amazing. Without the internet we never would have met, I truly wish I had been able to meet him in person.

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  7. I will miss him, too, Faye. He was so unique, so generous of spirit in a field that could be smothering with egocentricity. He stood out for his kindness and amazing ability to make friends and certainly his talents. I love that he loved designing for all women. He saw the beauty in all of us, not just runway models, and provided us with such lovely designs. I think I will find a special place to go this week and wear the shirt I made from one of his patterns, just to feel his presence and to remind me what the legacy of a warm and encouraging heart means.

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    1. I miss him already! I loved his clear and clean designs so much.

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  8. I am deeply saddened to hear that he is no longer with us. When I started my blog Paco was one of the first to comment on my blog. And for the next couple of years we communicated with each other in Spanish and if I had any questions I could always send him an e-mail. My sincere condolences to his loved ones.

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    1. Yes, his friendship was universal!

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  9. So sad! I always appreciated his comments on my makes! His comments inspired me to improve my skills even more! He will be missed! Praying for his family,friends and peers!

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    1. He was always full of kind words and encouragement!

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  10. So sad! He was always so kind, and will, indeed be missed.

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  11. I am shocked to read this. I had not learned of this. I too have had contact with him in the past and was so glad to see his designs both as an indie and recently with Vogue. He was always encouraging and he will be sorely missed.

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