Back in Action

Beast

The Thermofax machine we have dubbed ‘Beast’ is back to work this week burning screens for Lynn Krawczyk’s Fibra Artysta Thermofax Screen Shop on Etsy. Beast took a little break so a baby could be born, some writing could get done and a holiday or two celebrated. But the screens have now returned! Please pop over and have a look. We can help you with any custom order or whip up some lovely ‘ready to print’ screens.

About those scarfs…

I bet you were wondering how those scarfs got to look so cool. I will say it was many days of hard work. It had to be hot and it could not be windy. It took me about a day to do one, although I did get a little faster towards the end of summer. My fingers got very stained with multiple paint colors, and yes that was rather fun. I don’t have any shots of the painting process itself because I was painting not taking pictures. But I do have the drying process.

Painted scarf baking in the summer sun

And then the finished product.

Finished Sun Painted Scarf

Pretty nifty, eh! Each one is unique and I couldn’t mass produce them if I tried. So go check them out over here and feel free to convo on Etsy if you have any questions.

Fabulous Art for the Holidays!

Scarves

For the month of November, Lynn Krawczyk’s Thermofax Shop on Etsy has been turned into an awesome holiday gift shop full of lovely fiber goodness for all. I am showcasing handmade fiber cuffs, sun painted pashmina scarves, and retro chicken artwork. Lynn is offering some of her amazing artwork that you should snatch up while you can. My Studio Lams Etsy Shop will also remain open with larger artwork available for purchase.  Pieces are limited so don’t hesitate if you find something you like.

Fabric Cuffs

October 12th Snapshot

Coming this November to this fabulous Etsy shop, Fabric Cuffs. Yes, I told you how to make them in the Quilting Arts Gift issue but sometimes you just don’t have time to deal with all the fusing, fussing and stitching. These lovely bands of fabric are on their way to becoming one of a kind wearable artwork. I’ll have several other different pieces available as well for you holiday shopping. Get the whole story on Lynn’s blog and stay tuned.

October 12th Snapshot

Drum roll please…

I am so excited to be a part of Quilting Arts Gifts 2012-2013! I have not one but TWO projects in there to share with you. Also included towards the back of the issue is my mom’s cookie bar recipe which I promise is good chocolaty eats.

Quilting Arts Gift Issue  Quilting Arts Gift Issue 2012-13

The Khaki Coasters project has a screen that you can purchase over at my friend Lynn’s Thermofax Screen shop on Etsy where you can pick up a more than one screen or upload your own designs.  Be sure to check out my other work available for purchase at the Studio Lams Etsy Shop!

Painting in the last days of summer

Kids are back in school! This means I’ve had time to finally start tackling some of my own art projects. One of which is sun painting some silk scarves that I acquired. Silk is still a relatively unknown realm for me. I’m usually in the fabric store bargain bin digging out white cotton remnants for future dyeing and surface design. But here I have to tackle something that is not only silk but functional *gasp*. Yes, dye paint may be in the future for some of these but for the moment silk paint is my method of attack. And I must say some of the results have been rather awesome. I plan to sell these in my Etsy shop once I get more than three done. Why only three so far you ask? Because windy days don’t work for sun painting.

Sept 14th Snapshot

I have several more exciting things to reveal in the next few days, so stay tuned!

Chicken Anyone?

Chickens at the mailbox

Available in the Studio Lams Etsy Shop! Images inspired by an old tablecloth combined with vintage quilt squares, hand dyed fabric and embellishment.

Preservation is a good thing

How to Preserve a Husband

How to Preserve a Husband

This poem was hiding in one of my grandmother’s old cookbooks, waiting to be rediscovered. This old made new again piece was screen printed, hand colored, then machine stitched together with vintage quilt squares and commercial fabric and wrapped on stretched canvas.

Available in the Studio Lams Etsy shop in various colors and sizes!

Today’s feature is a bit musical

Crescendo

Crescendo

Take relief rubbings from 100+ year old upright grand piano, a children’s guitar, a couple wood flutes, and a harmonica & you have the beginnings of this music series.Beginning with a lighter print from another piece, the fabric was then screen printed a second time with a new design and Acrylic paints with fabric medium.

I  used watercolor crayons, silk screen medium and acrylic paints to create this piece. You can learn the process yourself in my article in Quilting Arts Surface Explorations eMag. But even better, you can purchase this piece in my Studio Lams Etsy shop!

August 7th Feature of the Day

Another piece from the Fractured Cabins Series

Fractured Cabins

Find it and all the details on it here in the Studio Lams Etsy Shop.

Featured Piece of the Day

Fractured Cabins 24″

Fractured Cabins-2

Once a utility log cabin quilt gone to shreds has been repurposed and given new life as fiber wall art. Stitched back together with hand-dyed fabric, machine and hand stitched then Thermofax screen printed. The whole piece has been fused to a black gesso’d canvas, wired and ready to hang. Finished Size 24″ x 24″

You can find it here at the Studio Lams Etsy shop. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

New this week

Just added to the shop “Faded Flower”

faded flower

This piece began with hand-dyed deep magenta fabric that has been Thermofax screen printed with Latin text. An art nouveau inspired style flower was then screen printed and hand colored in the center of the piece. Large stitches of hand-dyed thread were worked in for a unique visual texture. This piece is wrapped around stretched canvas and ready to hang.

Update: This piece just sold!

Please check out the rest of my listings!