Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Raz-Ma-Taz Bonus Pack

Today I am featuring some close up details for the Raz-Ma-Taz bonus pack I am offering for Foto/Fiber 2012. First I will show you the overall pack:

The colors are outstanding and the pics do not really do them the justice they deserve.  They are vibrant and just " pop".   With a few additions, these pieces would make an amazing art quilt,  a Sedona themed piece, sunsets, eastern markets - the possibilities are endless.

The roving is top notch quality and easy to work with, either to hand felt or use with an embellishing machine. The colors are rich and beautiful as you can plainly see.

The silk sari ribbon is very complimentary to both the roving and the fabrics and again, there's a myriad of uses and techniques which can be employed to show it off to advantage.

I have also included a lovely hank of overdyed cotton floss to compliment the color pack ( shown in first picture above).
Last but not least is the gorgeous lampwork focal bead I am donating from my personal collection.  This piece is called " Red Temptation" by Karin Hruza of Germany.  It is an exquisite piece of quality workmanship that catches a variety of colors with the light due to the wonderful silvered glass she uses. There are three "sweet" murrinis  and the top is finished with goldstone stringer. With the lighting in the photo, the lines that appear to be crack-like are in fact the silver glass streaks she has created.

You can view my bonus packs and other delightful Bonus Packs donated by generous fiber artists from their personal stashes, along with some of their own hands-on work.   The photos on offer are beyond lovely and will be revealed on February 8th, so please make sure to check the site next Wednesday !!  Karen, Cynthia and Virginia have spent considerable time selecting their most inspirational and beautiful photos, mounting them, matting them and placing each one in a clear, archival envelope. Such dedication!  Kudos ladies for a job well done!  Also, check out the six amazing works of art up for the Draw, including my " Love You to the Moon and Back"  for contributing patrons at:

Put aside some time to peruse the site and check out all the wonderful items on offer that can be yours on Feb. 15th and 16th !!  AND remember ALL of the proceeds go to a terrific cause - the American Cancer Society.