Friday, September 9, 2011
GREAT INFORMATION FROM OUR JULY MEETING!
The following materials and resources were suggested by SAQA NM members.
Call for banners for the London Olympics: http://www.quilts4london.org.
Evolon is a nonwoven microfiber material made of nylon and polyester. You can paint, dye, print and heat distress Evolon. It will not fray when cut with a scissors and can also be cut using a soldering iron. It excels as a base for stitch, by hand or machine and works well layered with sheer elements (like Lutradur) above it. This is Evolon Soft: Lighter, much like a chamois. Ideal for dyeing, stitching, drapey projects. More info: http://www.meinketoy.com/item_
HollyTex (does not melt), SpunFab (fusible), and Reemay are three more non-woven materials of interest. More information: http://stores.homestead.com/
C&T Publishing has a website called PatternSpot.com that will publicize and allow you to sell downloaded patterns to customers: http://patternspot.com/
Free web page for Santa Fe area artists. Examples: http://www.santafe.com/
Free internet classes for artists, small businesses, and cultural entrepreneurs at the New Mexico State Library, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe: http://www.FastForwardNM.org or call 505-216-8834
Amazing photos for inspiration (not plagiarism, of course): http://500px.com/
A site where you can create your own portfolio: www.carbonmade.com
SAQA Portfolio 17 is available for free viewing on the SAQA website:
If you are interested in being in the “New Mexico Fiber Artisans Directory/Guide,” go to http://www.nmfiberartisans.org
Inexpensive merchant accounts (to take credit cards) are available from https://squareup.com/
Subscribe to Fiber Arts Newsletter: http://fiberartsfiesta.org/