Sunday, March 5, 2017

#ARTifacts with Seth Apter

Collaborative Project for 2017with Seth
his words

"To answer the most popular question: anything goes. My original idea was to use this project as a way of documenting my daily art life. Almost like a diary or scrapbook. I have attached a few images of my early January pages so you get a sense of the direction I am taking

Journaling has been a source of inspiration and introspection for years. These actions of drawing, painting, composing, scrap booking or just jotting down thoughts help guide me through challenges, art making and joys of life.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Art Quilt Class with Wen Redmond At the Whistler Museum in Lowell, MA

Whistler House Museum of Art
Lowell Art Association, Inc.
243 Worthen Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 452-7641

register - HERE

Supply List:
Inexpensive chip brush
Plastic works surface or tarp at least 16 x 16
Assortment of light to medium colored lightweight fabrics and/or scraps 

Threads and string
Iron and pad
Old dryer sheet in case of sticking fusible
Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter

Supplies to finish quilt-batting and backing for 12 x 12 quilt
Sewing machine and supplies
Hand sewing supplies and thicker thread or pearl cotton
Hairdryer is helpful
Small plastic bag 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Quilting by the Lake Faculty Profile

Quilting by the Lake Faculty Profile 

 more information on my July classes check this
information about printers- see this

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Having learned the rules...

I'm uncertain who stated this but it still has great impact for me.
 "Having learned the rules, we can decide for ourselves when to follow them and when to color outside the lines. Today is a great day to choose to listen to inspiration and let your inner child come out to play. This decision is harder for some people than it is for others, so when we make the bold choice to follow our hearts and inner guidance, we actually help others to make the same choice. 
 We can teach by example, allowing friends and strangers to see how we light up when we shine our light, and how others respond as well. Although not everyone will approve, there will be those who will lend support and encourage such unfettered demonstrations of life.

 Those who are attracted to our light are the kindred spirits we should keep around us at all times, but if we don't let our unique sparkle be seen, those spirits may have a difficult time finding us. As we express ourselves freely and joyously today, we allow ourselves to be shining examples and beacons for kindred souls."

Please let me know if you know the author. Photos are mine, created from my technique of sneaky layering, published in my new book- see sidebar- and taught in my Digital Explorations Workshop. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

inkAid- magic formula!

When you print to a variety of surfaces you need to prepare your surfaces with a digital ground.
A digital ground is a medium you apply to the surface that allows the inkjet ink to 'stick'.

I use inkAid. It comes in clear, colors and non-porous. You can buy a smaller sampler set to try!
There's much more about this magic product in my book- link on right.
or go to their website- here

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Artifacts with Seth- Journaling with art, inspiration and collage

from the journal Mind Pourings
I'm joining Seth in his "ARTifacts: A Collaborative Project for 2017" to share "art memories", inspirations and more as we venture down the road of art journaling. 
"Journaling has been a source of inspiration and introspection for years. 

These actions of drawing, painting, composing, scrap booking or just jotting down thoughts help guide me through challenges, art making and joys of life."

Friday, January 27, 2017

Inexpensive Epson Printer recommendations found on Amazon

A few folks have asked me about what I recommend for printers. I think Epson is hard to beat.
If you are taking my new workshop- Digital Explorations in Fiber & Mixed Media 
a small inexpensive printer like these will enable you to print at you own speed. 
After all if you were taking a quilting class, would you share you sewing machine?

All have DURABrite inks. There are videos on Amazon too.

Epson Expression Home XP-330 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

Epson Expression Home XP-430 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

Epson XP-640 Expression Premium Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Come Join me in Australia!

Play Down Under!

 Join me next January for Digital Explorations in Australia! 

Click here for more information!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Take it from Here

In my book and workshop, Digital Explorations in Fiber & Mixed Media, I explore ways of composing photographs in various ways. 

This original photograph was cropped and stretched to create a long rectangle. I usually enhanced hue, either before layering or after. This is especially true when printing to a somewhat absorbent surface such as fabric and some papers.
Each of the 3 photos were created by exploring what would happen when layered with my painted fabrics. Some photos simply don't work but what a satisfying surprise when it does!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

Learn with me at Schweinfurth!

19 Holographic Memories & Thermal Facts 

20 Digital Explorations in Fiber & Mixed Media

Expand your vision of a digital print with inkjet printing on fiber and mixed media substrates. The types of substrates that can be created are nearly limitless. Explore the possibilities! This workshop is based on Wen’s new book which due out in early 2017 from CT Publishing. A general knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or a similar editing program is advantageous but not necessary. Bringing a printer may be helpful. This workshop focuses on experimentation and construction.
Dates: Wednesday - Friday, July 26 - 28, 2017 
Levels: All levels 
Tuition: $380

Sunday, January 1, 2017

the Best of the New year to all!

“No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. 

There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”

— Martha Graham

Monday, December 19, 2016

Autographed Copies of my book Digital Fiber Art

Digital Fiber Art: Combine Photos and Fabric for Mixed Media Masterpieces!
Compose, create, and print innovative art quilts starting from your own digital photographs! Well-known fiber artist Wen Redmond starts with the tools and equipment you'll need―any image editing software and a standard inkjet printer―and teaches you to alter images, print them on a variety of fibers, and accentuate them with stitching. With a sense of adventure, even a beginner can apply these mixed-media techniques to create new and innovative works of art.

Shipping is added to total price, which will take you to Pay Pal for payment.
You don’t actually need an account with them to pay, a credit card will do.
As always, thank you for your patronage and support!

Art-fully yours,
$29.99 plus $6.20 for priority shipping within US 
(if you're out of the US, I'll mail the book and invoice you viva PayPal for the difference in cost.)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

the Links

the list goes on..
here's the signature links I have on my email composition page
too long?
just right?
what do you think?

Wen Redmond 
Making the Imagination Real
Contemporary Art in Fiber 
or Autographed Copies
Newsletter Sign Up
Etsy UpLIFTmeNTs Shop-
Fine Art America-
Professional Member of SAQA-
U Tube Channel
Hanover, Concord, North Conway, Nashua, Meredith and Hooksett I-93 N

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Quilt Japan Award!

I attended the wonderful fiber exhibit Quilt Visions in San Diego CA this October. I was awarded the Quilts Japan award for my work The Creative Hand!  

Since 1994, Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association and Nippon Vogue Co. Ltd. have sponsored Quilt Japan Award annually. These awards are for the nonprofit contest "Quilt National" and "Quilt Vision", held for American and Japanese quilters friendship.
I will be flying to Japan to teach this coming October! 

More information about the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association and Nippon Vogue Co. Ltd. can be found here-

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Newsletter Update

Fall! Imagine that!
Enjoy the colors as the weather turns to the chill of winter…
Moments of art making leave me breathless with color!

At the Moment ..

            I’m over the moon with the news that my book is now available on Amazon! Imagine! It’s titled ‘Digital Fiber Art: Combine Photos & Fabric - Create Your Own Mixed-Media Masterpiece’
It will be physically available in December, available for pre-order now on Amazon -
'inspirational printing ideas for fabric, paper and subversive materials'

            I am included in an exhibit in South Berwick Maine. Lovely write up and all the information -

            I’ll be attending the wonderful fiber exhibit Visions in San Diego CA mid October. I am told I’ll be receiving an award! But hush! It’s still unannounced.

I participated in a group show, Body of Works, at NHAA’s Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth this summer and it looked fabulous! I have work there occasionally.

Additional Exhibits
Solo Exhibit at Textile Center, Minneapolis- BREAKING THE SURFACE: CREATING DIGITAL FIBER ART
Artist of Month Hanover League of NH Crafts Gallery
Honorable Mention in the exhibit Fiber Options, Annapolis, MD
TIQE at the National Tainan Living Art Center in Tainan City, Taiwan
Quilt Visions
8th Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Concord NH- Emergence: Craft + Technology 
Radical Elements exhibit, lecture & demo at RUTH FUNK CENTER FOR TEXTILE ARTS
            Melbourne, FL
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Atlanta, GA, Lakeland, FL, & Worcester, MA
Quilts Expo Des Moines, IA
Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK

If you get the magazine Fiber Art Now, I was the featured artist in the Summer issue!

Early Holiday Gift Buying? Why not art?
            Studio Sales Blog is up to date. I use the blog to list art inbetween exhibits of for works that are retired and are terrific buys!
            Use PalPay buttons for simple purchase ( no account needed) I hope you’ll visit!

Thinking ahead…
            I have a swath of new and old workshops available for a while.
List and information on my blog, on tab at the top. Please recommend me to your organization. Link-

            I am teaching at Quilting by the Lake in NY Session II: Sunday, July 23rd -Friday, July 28 2017
link for more information- HERE

Workshops coming in Japan and Australia in 2018

Please like my FaceBook ART Page for updates as they happen!

Eventually I will use the online newsletter format on Mail Chimp.
If you no longer wish to receive news- just let me know!

Thanks for you artful support!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

SAQA invites it's member to bring together 6 quilts within a theme.
I choose "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words"

photography on fiber inspires me.
The tender sensitivity of seeing,
sends me into inspiration!

My 6 selections are

Hope Wilmarth    •   Swept
Barbara Schneider    •   Still Life in Indigo, var. 3
Janis Doucette    •   The Light Shines Through
Deborah Fell    •   Passage of Time: Braunschweig 26
Eliza Brewster    •   The Museum on Mars
Jill Kerttula    •   Walking Home

To see my selections and more about the Auction visit here
and here is my donation-
Digital Fiber- Rocks & Water
One of a kind multi-layered fiber photographs. Images are printed onto treated natural textiles and other surfaces, combining painting and digital media into a one of a kind art piece. Organza Overlay.  Creatively stitched. 12x12

Monday, August 15, 2016

Long Walk

Digital Fiber  is a meld of two of my artistic passions- textiles and photographs!

I love taking the photographs everywhere! Playing with the photos in any photo editing program; cropping, changing, layering or otherwise manipulating them, can really make the result personal and unique.
Long Walk is a chopped image of rock and water taken on, yes, a long walk. This rendered a somewhat abstract photo. The colors were slightly saturated and darkened. It was printed on digitally ready broadcloth and over layered with the same photograph printed on silk organza. 
mounted- side view
Some of the organza is cut away, revealing different textures and of course it is quilted, adding yet another level of textural surfaces that so many fiber artists love!

more info-
I buy ink jet ready fabrics from, a fabulous company in CA. Tell Sandy 'hi' for me, if you buy from them!
Learn about preparing your own digital ready surfaces in my new book, Digital Fiber, due out in December but available for pre-order now on Amazon- click here. In fact, the book gives hints on creating your own personal photographs  with some of my own innovative ideas, as while as creating unique printable substrates.

Long Walk is available for purchase on the SAQA Annual Benefit Auction- click here for more information.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Coptic Bound Journals

I love books. Always have. Then in 2006, I took a workshop at Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Island ME with the wonderfully inspiring Paulus Berensohn and learned to create my own!
Each journal is created with covers made with paste paper. wrapped around a stiff board such as Davies Board.
Within the book are folded papers with shorter covers. These are called signature pages. 
Each section of signature pages are sewn between the covers.

I often paint the white pages too!

Love those Edges!

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