With such creative clients, we’re sure you can come up with a good design. So we decided to offer a reward for this challenge. Send us your ideas and we will post our favorites to our website and have everyone vote on it. The grand prize for this assignment is $300.00 worth of custom framing or merchandise and one bottle of Domaine Carneros by Tattinger. Please email your ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘t-shirt contest’, then we will post them on our website for all to vote! Deadline for submissions is Sept. 31, 2011. Get creative!
Monthly Archives: September 2011
And we know you do too. However, it’s impossible to enjoy them stashed away in a trunk or drawer. When was the last time you looked through your souvenir trove? If you have an empty nook in your home that you’d like to furnish with something eye-catching, fill it with memories from your adventures! Think of that Indian scarf, Chinese brocade, African raffia cloth, Indonesian batik, Croatian crewelwork, Navajo rug, or blocks from the quilt that Grandma never had time to complete. We can create presentations for (almost) anything – in a deep frame or just securely attached to a presentation mount.
Textiles, fabrics, and most items made from woven materials show very well against a fabric background. We take a solid substrate supported from the back with sturdy wooden slats, hand wrap this base with colorful silk, textural linen, or smooth satin and then attach your object so it is securely supported. It is ready to hang in this state and gives your textile a context and structure that makes it a striking work of art.
Our environments have a lot of dust & contaminants floating around and textiles are particularly vulnerable to attracting and absorbing these. In order to protect pieces of more importance a covering must be used. This can be inside a frame with glass or acrylic that is raised off the piece with varied spacing devices to create room for the object. Another option is to fabricate a plexibox that encloses the entire assembly. Each has it’s own advantages – a plexibox can look very modern and disappear completely, and of course a frame can be as simple or elaborate as you want, adding drama and impact to your pieces.
Use what you already have! You bought it – you already love it – and it will remind you of that beach, mountain or lake where you had the time of your life.