Kathleen Caid

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“I am basically a collector AND an artist. I love treasure hunting for the old fabrics that I use in my lampshades and the unusual lamp bases. That is the carrot. What comes first is the textile: dresses, curtains, tablecloths, bedspreads, throws; anything made of cloth that is sheer enough to allow light to pass through is what I search for…”  READ MORE

January 28th, 2014

Mr. Finch

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“My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… Everyone calls me it and I like it. I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews. We are a bit thin on the ground but we are out there!”  READ MORE

January 28th, 2014

Ulani

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Jewelry maker and graphic designer, Lana Bragina, from Hamburg, Germany, is one who particularly tweaked my curiosity with her extremely unique combinations of infographics and crochet. Yeah. Right? Infographics and crochet. I just had to pick her brain…   READ MORE

January 27th, 2014

Joy Ude

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Joy Ude is exploring. After initiating a smart entrance into the fashion world, working for companies such as G-Unit Clothing, Apple Bottoms by Nelly, Dockers and Levis, she has returned to get a Master’s degree in Fibers at the University of North Texas. She’s allowing herself to explore both externally, into the mechanics and tactile beginnings of fashion, but also internally as well. She’s bringing deep personal interests into her work now.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Funny Farm Toy Barn

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Well, okay, it’s not JUST about ponies, though the 3 year old might tell you differently. Actually it’s about making, fun, creativity and family. Artizen discovered the amazing Lund family – Mom, Dad and 9 kids all living at home on a 50 acre homestead in Michigan. These folks manage to not only care well for each other and their farm every day, but also lovingly create enough to share. This is as close to the famous elvin toy makers as I can imagine and it’s the real thing.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Karla Erickson

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The Etsy shop, cacoondesigns, is filled with fabric artist, karna erickson’s sewn creations – everything from village cottages to toadstools to a menagerie of inhabitants. It’s a patchwork wonderland made from upcycled material and embroidery.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Kathy Cooper

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Artist, Kathy Cooper, has been one of the foremost painters of floorcloths in the US for many years, including writing two best-selling books on the topic. READ MORE

November 20th, 2013

NeSpoon

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Polish artist, Nespoon  delightfully riveted my attention with intricate, beautiful lacy patterns tucked away in urban environments. Some I viewed were spray paint, some were textiles and many were ceramic. Their complexity showed care and skill; the lace seemed to me to show a certain respect for beauty and craft while their placement showed equal parts gutsy response and joyful decoration.  READ MORE

November 18th, 2013

Kali Butterfly

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What once meant the difference between life and death on the Medieval battlefield is now turning heads in the art world.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

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