fabric hoop art

Holiday Happening - Autumnfest in Southern Illinois

Hi there. How are you today? 

The holiday season is upon us. Can you believe it?  My first holiday show happens this weekend,  right here in Carterville. 

Autumnfest Arts & Craft Fair

November 10th & 11th 2012
Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

John A Logan College
Carterville, Illinois
*I'll be in the Multi-Purpose Room.

I will be debuting my fabric hoop prints at this show. (So excited about these!) 
 Last night I did a little test hanging to see how they'd look all together.  
I picked up this the louver door at a yard sale for $2.00. Score!

I will also have a large selection of prints, cards and original works available along with my 2013 calendars. Hope to see you there!

Ta-Ta for now.  

And don't forget...I'm still offering a 20% discount on anything in my etsy shoppe with code EARLY20.

Today's new listing

Hi there! As promised I've got another new fabric print listed for sale on Etsy. 

 This one features an abstract collage that I recently sold.
 It embodies the color palette of my grandmother's house when I was growing up. 
She had 2 different green shag carpets in her house. So 1970's! 

I've had fun photographing these new fabric prints. There is something so rich about autumn light.

To prevent the fabric from fraying, I treat the edges with a strong acrylic fray check.
It works well and helps me keep my cost low on these prints. 

Don't forget - use code EARLY20 at checkout and receive 20% your entire purchase in my etsy shoppe.   

Hope you're having a great day. Ta-Ta!

New Hoop Art!

Hi! What's new?

I'm happy to have something new to show you! I finally had time to successfully photograph my new fabric hoop art prints.

As many of you know I have a part-time job working at a company that specializes in making dye-sublimated fabric graphics for trade show displays. I had the production department print some of my most popular designs onto a soft knit fabric.  I then stretched the prints into wooden embroidery hoops, creating an inexpensive but attractive way to create ready to hang prints. I must admit I'm happy with the results!

During dye-sublimation, heat is used to infuse the ink into the fabric, which makes the finished product vivid, sharp and very resistant to fading. It's an incredibly durable and versatile process.  At work, we make all sorts of things out of the fabric we print including enormous trade show displays, and hanging signs, table cloths, flags, floor rugs, etc. Anything you can make with fabric - we do!

"What you love" is the first fabric print I've listed on Etsy, but expect many more in the near future! Wahoo! 

And.....To get you in the holiday shopping mood, I'm offering 20% off any purchase in my shoppe for the next month. Use code EARLY20 at checkout. But hurry - This offer expires November 20th!

Ta-Ta for now!