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The Magic Chair     RCS #103

I am honored to be Rocking Chair Sessions interviewee #103. Last Friday, March 29, 2019, Elysa D. Batista and Maria Teresa Barbist welcomed me to the Rocking Chair. We discussed many things about my journey as a textile artist, teacher, and founder of the textile guild, Fantastic Fibers Miami.  Maria Teresa and Elysa were delightful. It was more like a conversation than an interview and they made me laugh! Thanks Ladies! Love you!

Listen to the full story here: Rocking Chairs Sessions #103

 

 ART EXHIBITION   “SPECTRUM”    OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 12, 2019,  7 – 9 PM at Studio 18 in the Pines.

Moons hand woven contemporary art fiber art by Pamela Palma Designs

               Moonrise Moonset

art weaving textiles fabric hand woven floor loom by Pamel aPalma Designs

            Blue Moon Green Cheese

Please join us in celebrating the excitement of colors at Spectrum, Palette of Possibilities, curated by Michael Edelberg.  Specially selected works of art from my collection, MOONS, will be  displayed. Join us for an evening of colorful art, live music by Peter Beten, and light bites provided by Studio 18. MOONS, hand woven on a complex floor loom, are my interpretations of various aspects and phases of our Moon. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Image 1 -Cotton boucle weft yarns

Image 2) Cotton warp yarns in 5 colors

towels hand woven cotton boucle and perle cottons by pamela palma designs

Finished! 3 towels with their cones

cotton towels hand woven perle cotton boucle watermeoln stirpes 3 colorways coral pale green hot hot pink @pamelapalmadesigns.etsy.com

                         Coral

cotton towels hand woven perle cotton boucle watermeoln stirpes 3 colorways coral pale green hot hot pink @pamelapalmadesigns.etsy.com

                   Pale Green

cotton towels hand woven perle cotton boucle watermeoln stirpes 3 colorways coral pale green hot hot pink @pamelapalmadesigns.etsy.com

                        Hot Hot Pink

How does a design project begin? This project was inspired by the materials, gorgeous boucle cotton in happy spring colors of pale green, coral and hot hot pink (looks red, but it is hot pink) These 3 cones are my *weft yarns. The 5 colors in image 2 were decided over coffee for my *warp stripes. (Warp = the yarn that goes on the loom. Weft = the yarn that is woven into the warp on shuttles).

The finished products are shown with their respective cones of weft yarn.  Available exclusively at The Palma Store  https://pamelapalmadesigns.etsy.com

 

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End of Days

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End of Tyranny

I collect all kinds of oddities to incorporate into artworks. This series, Money Laundry, is comprised of two diptychs. They were inspired by the faux $10 bill with Fidel’s face X‘d out. I found it on a table at an event in Miami. (where else?) I looked at it and said, “This will be art one day.”  Little did I know it would launch four artworks!  I combined the faux Fidel X currency with reproductions of Colonial currencies and assorted foreign currencies, most of which are greatly devalued  or now obsolete: Pesos, Drachmas, Colones. All of which beg the question, WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MONEY? Some of the bills have been cut up and woven into the fabric along with my hand dyed yarns; others have been stitched (appliqued) onto the surface after weaving. Art with a bit of humor. Art as social commentary.

These are significant works of art for serious collectors, gallerists, and interior designers. Available in The Palma Store on Etsy

More information on these can be found here on my website.

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Money Laundry l

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Money Laundry ll

hand woven linen tea towel indigo blue lace weave one of a kind luxury goods art to use sold

Copenhagen  SOLD

Indigo Linen – SOLD!

Two more lovely linen tea towels have gone to their forever, happy homes. Shown here are Copenhagen Blue and Indigo Blue, hand woven lace weave in 100% Belgian linen. Looks great with exquisite Wedgwood china. No lint on these dishes – linen is lint free.  It makes me so happy when my art is loved and appreciated by you.     Thank you JGP!  See what there is for you in The Palma Store, my Etsy shop https://pamelapalmadesigns.etsy.com

 

 

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Peachy Pink – SOLD

      Sunflower Yellow – SOLD

         Lime Green – SOLD

 

Lovely Linen Towels

 

 

 

 

I admit I get very attached to the things I make but I do make them for you to use and love forever. And it makes me soooo soooo happy when they sell because I know the new owners appreciate all the work and love I put into every thread I weave.  A big thank you to my clients who buy my art!

See what else there is in The Palma Store – https://pamelapalmadesigns.etsy.com

hand woven linen tea towel indigo blue lace weave one of a kind art to use sold by Pamela PalmaDesigns

                Copenhagen Blue Linen Tea Towel SOLD

hand woven art to use tea towel linen lace weave one of a kind SOLD by Pamela Palma Designs

                             Indigo Blue LinenTea Towel SOLD!

Many thanks to my clients for supporting my work and buying my art! You make my world go round!

Here is what you are saying:  “I still have the shawl you made for me (c.1989).” –KM.   Wow! Somethings never go out of fashion!   “I bought all these kitchen and dining linens for gifts but I have only been able to part with one of them!” –AHB    “I love my Pamela Palma dish towel. So sturdy and beautiful! Even her logo is beautiful.” –SF    “The most beautiful tea towel arrived in today’s mail! It is gorgeous and will not be used for any wet or grubby hands. Perhaps as a dresser runner as a base for my favorite jewelry stands.Thank you Pamela. It is perfect, I love the colors, symmetry and the trees!” –DC

 

Welcome! The Palma Store has migrated to Etsy! Follow this link to purchase my Art to Collect, Art to Use, and Art to Wear. 

Check out my Etsy gallery, with sales and deals, as seen on Instagram and Facebook.

Https://pamelapalmadesigns.etsy.com  WHEN YOU BUY MY ART, YOU ARE SUPPORTING AN ACTUAL ARTIST. When you buy my art, you are acknowledging my creativity, my skills, my talents, my imagination and my tenacity to pursue a career in the arts. When you buy my art, you are appreciating the length of time I have devoted to creating a one of a kind item that you can use, collect, wear.  You are supporting a person. I appreciate you!

 

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Art To Collect -Tiny Tapestries
Coins 1, 2, 3

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Art to Use – Petal Pink Towel

Hand printed, tropical print, china silk, art to wear, one of a kind pareo, scarf, wrap, sarong

Art to Wear – Pareo

Hello Everyone! 

tiny tapestries, hand woven, weaving, chenille, pinks, hand dyed, wall art, textiles, gifts, blow out sale, by Pamela Palma Designs, etsy.com/shop/pamelapalmadesigns

Tiny Tapestries Chenille              # 1, 2, 3, 4

The Holidays are upon us and I have special treats for you in my Etsy Shop! Everything is 25% off with my special Blow Out Sale 111111 Coupon

Go to my shop or type in PamelaPalmaDesigns – no spaces!!!  Click on ‘Favorite Shop’ .  When you check out, the coupon code will be active. (See message at the top) SUCCESS!  YOUR FAVORITE will be applied at checkout. 

 

 

 

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Tiny Tapestries              Bejeweled 1 and 2

Further savings include my famous Tiny Tapestries, shown here, which were $100.00.On sale now for $50.00. 

When you Click on Favorite ♥ you will get another 25% off. Total price $37.50 and Free Shipping in USA. Because ♥ you ♥ are my Favorite!

 

 

 

 

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Tiny Tapestries                            3 Feathers, 2 Feathers

Tiny Tapestries fit anywhere! They measure 5″ x 7″ – ready to hand with included dowel.

Here is what pople are saying: “I have mine hanging over my computer so I can look at it every day!” — CSL

“You are an incredibly talented artisan!” –SF

“Pamela’s art is truly one of a kind.”  — VL

November 2018  ~ New Fiber Arts Classes Are Now Available

I am offering classes in Weaving Tapestry, Weaving on a Heddle Loom, Sewing by hand and machine, Embroidery, and Knitting. Classes are available in 2-hour increments. You may accomplish your goals within the two hour class or you may need to add more classes to perfect your techniques. All levels welcome. I will work with your ability level.  Reister now! Details are available here

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Weaving on a Heddle Loom

Knitting stripes

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Embroidery

 

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 Tapestry Weaving