IN THIS ISSUE
- FEATURE ARTICLE: Playing with Heat & Shape
- CONTEST RESULTS: And the Winner is………..
- ROXANE RECOMMENDS
Every now and then, a new material comes on the market to try. I have been playing with Heat & Shape (The Revolutionary Heat Moldable Batting). Why, you may ask? Well, because it’s cool, I say. It can be quilted, heated and shaped to any shape or form. You all know I’ve been working with 3-D Sculptures like this:
So I am pleased to announce that I like this stuff. You can also use it for bowls, purses, masks, etc. It will crinkle and shrink if you add enough heat with your steam iron. I found it pretty easy to mold.
Yesterday, I made this piece with a piece of Shibori fabric I had dyed. I want to mount it on a deep red canvas. Maybe add some beads? You can order yours from Innovative Craft Products.
And the Winner is……
Last week I had a contest to name this baby:
Out of all the entries, I liked one of Sandy Small’s. He will win the printable jpeg of this piece. The name I liked is “Melt”, because of the heat the colors and shapes suggest. Congratulations Sandy, and thanks to everyone who played name this art quilt game!
Wedding gifts, grad gifts, anniversary gifts, birthdays are all good excuses to give someone a gorgeous Giclee print of one of my textile paintings. Please email me (email@example.com) if you are interested in ordering any of my work in a museum quality print. Notecards are also available. Calendars might be good too. What do you think?
And don’t forget, I make custom commissions too! Read what my client Glenda had to say about her custom commission experience:
“Normally, I would be anxious about commissioning someone to do a work of art such as this. However, I felt a connection to you when Leigh showed me your work. It resonated with me and when I met you, you seemed almost a personification of your work. I immediately felt comfortable with you and knew that what you would create would be stunning. And it is!”
Roxane is a full time studio textile artist and teacher with two girls and 1 fat cat. She is a 2012 Niche Award Winner and exhibits her work all over the world. Roxane enjoys traveling, knitting and most of all working with students who want to create their own fiber art, and not simply make other people’s patterns. Her work is in several private collections and loves doing custom commissions.
If you and a small group of folks want a more private instruction experience, call me. We can work out a studio workshop in my studio. Just drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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