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Stamps by Kari McKnight Holbrook

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Crazy Lace by Kari McKnight HolbrookArtistic Artifacts is the exclusive East Coast vendor of this new line by The Backporch Artessa, award winning photographer, artist and instructor Kari McKnight-Holbrook. These are full page (8½" x 11") clear polymer stamps (shown here in black to view) with incredible texture and detail! Visit the stamps section of our store to view these new designs.


Kari McKnight-Holbrook is an instructor for all three Art & Soul locations this year. Her art is regularly featured in magazines, trade publications, hanging in galleries and private collections around the world.

 

New International Fabric!

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Australian Aboriginal Designs

Women's Business Charcoal by E. YoungLayla Campbell, Doreen D. Nakamarra, Rosemary Pitjara and E. Young are just a few of the talented Aboriginal artists whose work has been translated into wonderful fabric. Artistic Artifacts has recently added a number of new patterns of Australian fabric, rich with color, symbolism and tradition. Shop Australian fabric now »


Batik fabricIndonesian Batiks

Artistic Artifacts continues to enlarge its selection of authentic handcrafted Indonesian batik fabric (also available at Batik Tambal). The rich colors and exquisite tonal patterns mean these fabrics lend themselves beautifully to any fiber project, from quilts to apparel. Shop Batik fabric now »

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Fiber & Mixed Media Workshops

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We have several brand-new classes coming in the next weeks, so we hope to see you here! (And we know we keep promising, but really, we WILL have even more offerings on our summer and fall class calendar posted soon!)

  • ICE Resin Pendant by Leslie BrierThursday, May 14ICE Resin® Pendant Class with Leslie Brier. You'll love wearing a unique piece of mixed media art by creating this necklace! ICE Resin® is a nontoxic, jeweler's grade product with remarkable clarity — ideal for creating one-of-a-kind jewelry components.
  • Saturday, May 19Reverse Canvas Assemblage with Barbara Boatman. Create a 3-D canvas home for your beautiful bits and pieces, small things you've collected, an object of affection or a treasured scrap — a beautiful display of you collection and favorite ephemera as a new piece of personal art.
  • Thursday, May 24Gelatin Mono Printing with Elizabeth Woodford. This is an incredibly rewarding class with near-instant results! You’ll use common household items with gelatin trays to create patterns and textures for one-of-a-kind papers and fabrics for use in any mixed media or fiber project.
  • Saturday, May 26Textured Nuno Techniques with Margo Duke. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from the felting master, Her Majesty Margo! In Textured Nuno Techniques, participants will create a nuno sampler that can be kept and referred to for future felting projects, learning some of Margo’s-award winning wet felting techniques.

  • http://www.artisticartifacts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=A&Product_Code=2506092012&Category_Code=wkSaturday June 9Silk Screening with Thermofax Screens with Susan Price and Elizabeth Gibson (PG Fiber2Art). If you want to incorporate printed images in your quilts or mixed media projects, you’ll enjoy learning how to print with thermofax screens (sometimes called silk screens). Students will go home with a taped screen and as much printed fabric as they can complete in class!
  • Studio Tech Art Quilt Journey: Part 1 new rescheduled dates: July 14, August 11, [Skip September], October 13 and November 17. Registering for this Part 1 class doesn’t mean you’re a beginner; it means the chance to begin together, form group bonds, and create a safe place to share work. If you’re an art quilter looking to learn or brush up on the basics of design, or a traditional or new quilter wondering what all the “art quilt” fuss is all about, this ongoing Art Quilt class is for you. A minimum of 15 participants are required to run this class, so please spread the word and register now with a friend or colleague.
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