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Gift Card Bonus with Registrations for Creativity Stay-cation!

3 full days...5 different classes...take 1, 2 or all!

A Moodling canvas by Kari McKnight Holbrook

While the end of year holidays are fun, it’s hard work preparing for them on top of jobs, regular family commitments and more. Don’t you deserve gifting yourself and starting the year off with a fun, creative event?

“Kari...doesn’t just simply show you techniques, she shares with you understandable explanations of what the products are, and why products work the way they do. Somehow she does this all while keeping you laughing and excited! The giveaways added even more excitement to the class.”

Relic rings by Kari McKnight HolbrookThat’s just one rave review (read more) from a student about Kari McKnight Holbrook, who is visiting Artistic Artifacts later this month to teach a variety of mixed media classes. Kari will host a “creativity stay-cation” with door prizes, workshop kits including unique supplies and printed workbooks, and the use of her tools and custom, full page clear polymer stamps to complete all projects on Friday, January 25 (Vintage Vessels, day; Relic Rings; evening, pictured above right), Saturday, January 26 (No Sew Journal On The Go!, day; Delectable Doodles & Funky Fonts, evening) and Sunday, January 27 (Moodlings, pictured at top).


We’re making a special offer to our enewsletter readers — register for this event and receive an Artistic Artifacts gift card for attending, with the amount determined by the number of classes: take one workshop with Kari, receive a $10 gift card for Artistic Artifacts merchandise; take two, receive $20...take all five classes and receive $50, on top of going home with your own unique artwork and memories of the fun you had!

Creative Resolutions?

Resin pendant by Leslie BrierDid you make New Year resolutions to discover your creative voice, learn a new art technique, or spend time being creative every day or week? We can help! Before we welcome The Backporch Artessa (above) we have the following opportunities this month:

These classes will not be repeated for months, so register today to ensure you don’t miss out! Our calendar for the first half of 2013 is already nearly full, but we do have a few other classes in the planning stages (for example, a batik artist visiting from Indonesia this spring), so we’ll always encourage you to check our website on a regular basis. You’ll find fiber (art quilting, felting, surface design, stitching), mixed media (collage, assemblage), jewelry and book arts classes. Artistic Artifacts instructors are all talented artists themselves, and love to share their experiences and creative techniques.

Fun things in store next month for Valentine’s Day and more!

Sale Fabrics: Build Your Stash

We’ve placed some great fabric on sale at just $2.00 per ½ yard! This is a terrific chance to build your stash up, or economically buy lengths to cut seamless sashing, etc. Some of this sale material — including gorgeous Alexander Henry prints — has been discontinued and is not widely available, so don’t delay: when it’s gone here, it’s gone! Shop sale items now »

Save on Back Issues of Magazines

Artistic Artifacts carries a number of fiber and mixed media magazines, and when a new issue arrives, any remaining copies of the previous issue are marked down. Take advantage of this opportunity to stock up on Quilting Arts, Cloth Paper Scissors, Stitch and more — the projects and techniques featured can be applied to any time of year! Shop all magazines »

New B&W and Aborigine Fabric

New black and white fabrics at Artistic ArtifactsWe’ve received some new bolts of fabrics! You already know how Judy loves overdyeing black and white fabrics, so you can imagine her excitement with the arrival of three new dynamic patterns from Frond Designs. Of course they are beautiful in their natural, monochromatic state too!

Also new, several Australian beauties, including one that nearly qualifies as a black and white fabric itself: Bush Onion Dreaming Black. You’ll love the little pop of red! We know we have some purple fans out there who will be thrilled with Bush Tucker Purple by Aborigine designer June Smith. These fabrics are from M & S Textiles in Australia, who pay their roster of talented Aborigine artists fair market wages and guarantee authenticity, licensing original indigenous art designs and promoting them to the quilting and fiber arts community.

Shop all new products now »

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