Collage Inspiration


Originally uploaded by Angelia*A

I am so happy to have one of my mood boards included in a new zine over at Design for Mankind, a lovely design blog. It is all about insiration-we all can use more. I so apprectiate being included with this amazing group of designers. Thanks to Erin for inviting me.


Project Runway Style

The show opens this weekend, it should be great fun.

Project Runway Style Challenge comes to Suffolk.
“The Shirt Off Your Back”  a special exhibit
Art work created from recycled clothing and other materials.
Opening Reception at The Red Thread Studio,
153 W. Washington Street, Downtown Suffolk
Saturday February 2, 2008 2-4 pm.
Eight artisan from different art backgrounds have created an unique combination of new works using old clothing, wood, metal and machine parts.
As with the “Project Runway”  style event, there were many challenges to the designers, including learning new techniques, working with unfamiliar materials, finding supplies, and of course a limited amount of time to finish the work.
We are happy to have local as well as national entries in the show.  A collection of images from show will also be available to view on line at after the opening reception.

A Birthday

It is Z’s birthday. He is 18. It is amazing to see you son as a young adult.  By all measure he is supposed to be an adult, but I just see my sweet shy, boy going from fun to serious and trying to make is way in this crazy world.  We are becoming closer as we seem to be drawn apart, it is hard.  I just hope that he continues his life as an strong, caring, creative adult.  Happy birthday Z.  Have fun.

This is a old photo, but one of my favorites.


Fabric Printing

 by Angelia*A

This is an attempt at printing fabric. It is a made with cut stencils and printed by hand-the weed design as well as the graphic on the olive green cotton. I enjoyed the screen printing class, although it was very basic for me. I do feel like I will be able to use it to speed up some of my overall repeat motifs. Printing on the linen and cotton is so interesting, I love the texture that the fabric add to the printed design.
I am working on the screens now. Some new prints coming soon.
This piece will be added to the shop soon.

House and Home

A corner of the little parlor like living room.

We have been trying to sell our house.  The market is so crazy right now, so it is taking a long time.  The house is in one of those typical subdivisions, with the four bedrooms 2 1/2 baths tradition style that everyone seems to want.   It is a nice home but since SA and the boys do a lot of the building and need real workshop this is not available in this location.  We also need to move closer to the studio in the final move.

The problem now as well as being a slow market is the fact of keeping a house in a perfect showing condition.  No one lives this way.  I just want to get my life back together.  I want to decorate and move things around and the boys want to cook, and it just makes me crazy.   Many things have been packed and taken to the studio and now we are always trying to remember what we need and where it is located.  I hope we find the right family for our house soon.

Dining room, the buffet is a little large for this room.
I am always drawn to big chunky pieces of furniture.
Everything is painted neutral, since we are moving, a little
boring for me.

This is a thrift-ed table that is so great.

Fabric Printing

I have been dyeing and hand printing fabric for a while.  Most of it is in small quantities for bags and pillow a such.  I would like to move on to screen printing larger quantities.  I have tried to find a company that will do small quantities (in the US) but that has been a challenge.  It seems to be a very popular thing right now in Australia,  (Aunty Cookie, Kirin Notebook, Kristen Doran).  Since I get so frustrated with getting things done by others, I am going to try it myself.  I have the space in the Red Thread, and I have some experience in block and stencil printing I think it will work. 
I am taking a workshop tomorrow in screen printing at the Suffolk Museum. My 17 year old son Z, is also taking it, so it will be interesting to see his work, I think Jeannine will be there also.
It has been a while since I had a whole free day to just create, and I am really looking forward to it. Have a nice weekend.

Shop Update

I have been working on some total new looks for my shop.  I will be posting throughout the week.  I hope you can take a look and be sure to let me know what you think.   My new fabric printing have been great fun to work out.   I will be doing a workshop next week, so expect even more printing. Also some applique and embroidery details are added. I am always so intrigued by Jude work in quilting and applique. We have different styles but the cloth is always a connecting spirit.

New Pillow from the Studio


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