Welcome to the Fall 09 Studios Tour!
**Notice: For some reason, not all of the links here will "refresh" to today's new posts with the tours. I am particularly having trouble with blogs on blogspot. I have refreshed, cut and pasted into new lines on this post, triple checked the links, etc. It's frustrating, and I'm still trying to figure it out. But I'm a writer editor/not an html expert!
However, I wouldn't want you to miss any great studios, so please, if you are visiting one of the links here and you don't see a tour, refresh your browser or copy the url in a new window to access the tour (and remember, some of these studios are in other parts of the world than yours, so their tour may not be up yet). If your blog is not going to the right place, please leave a comment with the correct link below; that way, people can see it and I will update it as soon as I can. Thanks for your patience and cooperation! ~ Cate**
From Germany to Mexico to Canada and all over the US, quilters and mixed-media artists will be offering you a glimpse into their studio spaces this weekend as part of our Open Studio Virtual Online Tour. I have been to the sites listed below, and believe me, you are in for a treat. Not just because of the creative spaces, but because of the inspiring art you will find there.
Here is the list of "stops" on the tour, in the order they were posted here. If you are among the first 25, please send me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll send you your door prize! Be sure to see the special Interweave Author Studios, also listed below.
By the way, a special thanks to Jenn Mason, whose studio graces our cover. She not only let us come in and take over her house for a day while we shot the picture, but wrote a terrific article that tells you everything you need to know about hosting a real-live Open Studios event. Read it in the Fall issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, on sale now.
Also, be sure to check out these Interweave authors' blogs tomorrow during our virtual Open Studios tour! They'll be showing off their unique creative spaces and home studios, as well as some of the new designs their working on now. There's a wide range of crafts represented here, from knitting, crochet and spinning to jewelry-making, contemporary sewing and mixed-media. Please stop by their blogs anytime tomorrow, October 3, and say hello during this first (and hopefully annual) Interweave author Open Studios event!
Cookie A, author of Sock Innovation
Debbi Crane, co-author of Mixed Mania: Recipes for Delicious Mixed Media Creations
Rashida Coleman Hale, author of I Love Patchwork: 21 Irresistable Zakka Projects to Sew
Abby Franquemont, author of Respect the Spindle
Rosemary Hill, author of Elements Of Style: Creating Jewelry with Wire, Fiber, Felt, and Beads
Mary Scott Huff, author of The New Stranded Colorwork: Techniques and Patterns for Vibrant Knitwear
Lyric Kinard, author of Art + Quilt: Design Principles and Creativity Exercises
Kristin Omdahl, author of Wrapped in Crochet: Scarves, Wraps & Shawls
Melanie Testa, author of Inspired to Quilt: Creative Experiments in Art Quilt Imagery
Cynthia Thornton, author of Enchanted Adornments
And her brother Andrew Thornton, contributor to Enchanted Adornments
Alison Willoughby, author of 49 Sensational Skirts
Dorit Elisha, author of Printmaking + Mixed Media
Have fun and enjoy!