I finally honed my Adobe Illustrator skills and had fabric printed at Spoonflower. I used a linen/cotton canvas and it works so well for pillows and bags. Looking forward to making more designs-I still love learning and creating new things. You can find them at the shop, handmade & found inside, When Pigs Fly Magic Happens.
It has been a learning fall for me. I am trying to convert my hand drawn design ideas to the computer on Adobe Illustrator. In my past career I did a lot of Autocad technical work, it is one thing to make straight lines and measurements and all that using a computer and mouse, it is so tricky for me to make my hand drawings look the way I want on the computer. The boys did buy me a Wacom tablet that lets you draw directly on the screen. I am finally feeling a little more comfortable using it. It is still not quite the same, but if I want to have my designs printed on fabric,in large quantities, I will continue on, it is never too late to learn something new, anyway.
Holiday Ornaments now available at Blue Skies or contact me directly.
My new summer classes are now on the schedule. These are offered at my home studio in Smithfield. Please let me know if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing everyone this year. Angelia
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Beginner Fiber Art/Sewing Ages 8 to 12
July18, July 25 1-3:30pm.
Students can take one or both classes, it is a great chance to use the sewing machines and do some other things that take longer than the hour we have during the school year. Bring you sewing machines, I do have a couple of sewing machines available.
Each class is $35 all materials included
Max 8 students
Advanced Sewing Ages 12 and up (based on experience)
Students need some sewing experience for this class. You can attend any or all of the summer classes listed here. Bring your sewing machines.
We will meet these Wednesdays in the summer
May 29, June 19, July 31, August 21 12:30-4pm
Each class is $50 all materials included
Max 8 students
Adult Studio Day
A lot of adult have asked for classes, so I am offering a fabric arts studio day. We will work with various types of fabric techniques, dyeing, screen printing, simple sewing, quilting, applique and have time to work independently in the studio. Bring your sewing machine if you have one, I do have a couple of machines available.
August 10 11am-4pm Max 6 students
I am a Niche Award Finalist, these awards are sponsored by Niche Magazine a trade publication of fine craft and artist made products.
This is such an honor, the judging of entries is based on three main criteria:
1. technical excellence, both in surface design and form
2. a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
3. market viability
The winners will be announced at the American Made show in February. I have been working like crazy to get my new designs together for this upcoming show, now the anticipation is even more exciting.
stuffed houses by prairie mouse
It has been crazy, busy around here with many things going on this fall. School has started and I have three classes so a lot of planning has been happening. My lesson plans always take a lot of prep, since I am teaching fiber art and design. While looking around for a “little” house project for my older students I found some great work out there by some creative artists.
syko house quilt
There is a quilt event that I will be working coming in a few weeks, more on that soon.