Sunday, April 19, 2009

One great big good time at Artiscape!

Yes, it was a successful weekend
at Lisa Ohmer's Artiscape Weekend in Columbus, Ohio.
We met so many new friends who have "promised" to
come visit us in Saluda and we reconnected with
friendly faces from near and far and met
face to face with some "online friends".
Favorite items purchased by artiscape attendees
were our newest Charmed Illusions, Bird Ephemera Packs,
Wholey Paper, Copper Mesh, Glass Bead Gel and
lots of other things. Too many to remember....

Best part of all is that my daughter Susanne
worked the entire show with me
which was an extreme surprise and pleasure all in
one fun filled weekend..

Of course she could do it and of course she could figure
all of it out after "0" to 'NO" training.
I guess all of her experience as a personal stylist at
Saks in San Francisco made it all easy for her.
So, spending those 2 days with her side by side in a
work situation was absolutely amazing for me
and was my favorite part of the weekend.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Japanese BookCloth

We were so lucky to acquire these new silk Japanese book cloth pieces recently and have been having a blast "snelging" all of it, one piece at a time. There are brocade, silks, rich reds, burgundys, blues, golds, greens, blacks & eggplant.
So instead of selling each huge roll of bookcloth at a huge price we chose to package these with coordinating japaese yuzen paper and the like.

Each package contains 2 - 9" x 12" sheets of fine Japanese bookcloth. Both of different colors and some are a brocade, silk or linen type Japanese bookcloth. These are all new & priced well below the sheet price of up to US $50.00. per yard.

Luscious Landscapes - New Zealand Style

Luscious Landscapes
Stephanie Quattrini
Wed. & Thurs.
May 27th & 28th
During this two day class you will create a background using hand dyed
fabric, water soluble plastic and a selection of gorgeous yarns and ribbons.
On the second day, you will use a range of interesting embellishments to
create either a rich autumn scene or a stunning waterfall. All materials
are included in the price

Stephanie Quattrini is a fiber artist and teacher who relocated to the
Charlotte area in 2008 from New Zealand, where she lived for 10 years.
Originally from the UK, Stephanie was considered by her high school art and
needlecraft teachers to be ‘beyond teachable’!

Having little to do with any artistic expression until she reached New
Zealand in 1999, Stephanie finally gave in to the natural beauty and
magnificent landscapes surrounding her. The fact that there were 67 million
sheep probably steered Stephanie in the direction of felting first of all
which is still one of her major passions. Stephanie works mainly with
textiles and multi-media landscapes. Her mission is to make color sing.
She also loves to pass on her skills through the classroom and is committed
to ensuring that everyone she teaches becomes a creative star.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Jane Bradley added her own personal touches to her apron
Betsy Libbey did the double dosey ruffle on her apron
Cindy Alexander adds thte perfect colors of fabric
to her altered apron in Kristi's class
Robbie Decker from Michigan lays out her apron
plan on the sewing machine at Kristi Steiners class.

Tonya Peters of Gastonia showed us
what she had going in Kristi's class here
at Random Arts.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Created by Margaret Williams

Created by Lee Willams

My friend Judy Ferguson in Gastonia is my "411"
Whatever needs to be known, or not, Judy has the info.

She is a member of the Flights of Fancy
Doll Club and they always participate in
the Charlotte Quilt Show as
as group.
Here are some of the gorgeous
dolls that were shown there.

Created by Jeanne Kimlick

Created by Ann Walker

Created by Cindy Page