Friday, September 9, 2011


The following materials and resources were suggested by SAQA NM members.

Call for banners for the London Olympics:

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:

HollyTex (does not melt), SpunFab (fusible), and Reemay are three more non-woven materials of interest. More information: Textile and Fiber Arts Group:

C&T Publishing has a website called that will publicize and allow you to sell downloaded patterns to customers:

Free web page for Santa Fe area artists. Examples:
More info: Eric Davis, Social Media Administrator, 505-699-5074,
Free internet classes for artists, small businesses, and cultural entrepreneurs at the New Mexico State Library, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe: or call 505-216-8834

Amazing photos for inspiration (not plagiarism, of course):

A site where you can create your own portfolio:

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

Inexpensive merchant accounts (to take credit cards) are available from

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