Tapestry hand woven

Cabezon

Hand woven, tapestry

SSI Beach

I was interviewed last autumn for the American Tapestry Alliance, by Barbara Burns, an amazing tapestry artist and member of ATA. You can listen to the podcast here    and view the Blog Post on the American Tapestry Alliance website. 

Thanks, Barbara!

These are two of the images I provided for the interview. Left, Cabezon – This is where my weaving adventure began. This is the first piece I ever wove, back at Buffalo State College in 1985 while I was working toward my undergrad degree in Design. Cabezon is an unusual geological formation, a sacred place in northern New Mexico. The image on the right, SSI Beach, is a tapestry of a another sort, woven on a different type of loom. It is my interpretation of the beautiful coastline along St. Simons Island, Georgia. To purchase SSI Beach, contact me directly. Cabezon is not for sale.

My work is strongly influenced by the beauty of nature, the most amazing artist of all.  Being surrounded by beauty – art or nature, makes us happier, healthier people.

 

Fine Art Mixed Media Textiles

           Girl’s Best Friend

Fine Art Mixed Media Textiles

             Purple Heart

Fine Art Mixed Media Textiles

             Time Is Money

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are three new additions to

my PamelaPalmaDesigns Etsy Shop

Each work is 18″ long by 16″ high (my photos are off). I designed these on my favorite floor loom using variegated cotton yarns that I dyed before weaving. Notice the color shifts within each work? That’s the yarn changing colors by design. The background is black linen, very pricey yarn but a delight to weave.  Weaving starts at the bottom (more trickery) so I began with a black band, then I wove the colored yarn into the black linen , incorporating a diamond pattern (very tricky) into the weave structure. Then, weave, weave, weave this portion ~ until it was time to add the surprise materials, paper, cellophane, and my signature element, shredded US currency (legally obtained from the government). Then weave, weave, weave the upper portion to match the lower colored portion. Finally, finish off the work with a corresponding black band. The bands create definition, frame-like. There are no bands on the sides because the surprise materials defy gravity and extend outside the edges.

Three art works, each work is 18″ long by 16″ high, sold individually. Free Shipping in Continental USA.

Mixed media textile art

       Triptych

Contact me privately for special triptych pricing! pamela@pamelapalmadesigns.com

Details and prices – go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/PamelaPalmaDesigns

Believe me, it is MUCH EASIER to shop via Etsy than for me to install paypal on this page.

 

 

Map

We are changing things up here at Fantastic Fibers Miami! This month as we prepare to celebrate the Springtime holidays, Passover, and Easter, we are taking Fantastic Fibers Miami on a field trip.

Where: The Lowe Art Museum

When: Friday, March 30, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm                    RSVP required: pamela@pamelapalmadesigns.com

Meet at the entry. We will chat a bit, share info, work, ideas, then tour the exhibition, Antillean Visions: Maps and the Making of the Caribbean , nearly 200 rare, beautiful, and historically significant maps of the Caribbean. Interesting! 

The Lowe has so many treasures! The glass gallery, its antiquities including bits of pre-Columbian Peruvian textiles (my favorite), contemporary art, and of course, a wonderful gift shop.

RSVP required: pamela@pamelapalmadesigns.com

 Front view – actual colors

Back view

You may know me as a weaver but do you know what else I do? I am a multi faceted Fiber Artist, Textile Artist, and Textile Designer. Which is why I use the hashtag #notjustaweaver in my social media posts.

I learned to sew by hand when I was a very young child, then I learned to knit and embroider.  I used to fantasize about how things are made. That is the early sign of a blossoming designer. By 7th grade, thanks to Home Ec, I learned to read sewing patterns and I began to design and sew my own clothes. I always prefer to have my own look. You can do that when you can sew.

So, sew! March brought me back to my sewing and embroidery roots. I started with this Vogue blouse pattern. I, of course, made it in my own colorways, not the image on the pattern envelope. My camera added its own value.

More to come as I continue my adventure into my roots!

Pamela

 

 

Pamela Palma Designs is on the move!  We are making a fresh start to provide you with better service, more hours of operation, better air conditioning, more space to create art, and generally, a much happier environment.

I am very excited to be opening a new chapter in my life ad will share all the details with you as they become available.

Until then, keep on creating art from your heart.  

Pamela Palma

Pamela Palma Designs is now on Etsy! Currently featured are my collections of one of a kind tea towels in several styles. This week’s features are fabulously handsome, 100% cotton towels. Hand woven in a traditional herringbone pattern in contemporary colors: Sea Mist, Spring Green, Dahlia, and Petal Pink.

Thirsty, absorbant, hard working cotton towels will make your tableware shine! Each towel is one of a kind, meaning there is only one of each color! Original art to use and love by Pamela Palma Designs. Buy now on Etsy 

Spring Green Tea Towel

Dahlia Tea Towel

Petal Pink Tea Towel

Sea Mist Tea Towel

New 1 Day Workshops! Weaving and Sewing Workshops 

Bubble Up Tapestry

                                                 Casually Curious?  One Day Weaving Workshop is the answer!  In one afternoon you will learn the basics of hand weaving on a very simple loom. Fun and fabulous – a tapestry for your wall in just 3 hours. Make it and take it!  Bring a friend.  Class size is limited.  $90 workshop fee includes $75 class fee + $15 materials fee. Register now with PayPal. 

                                                              One Day Weaving Workshops on Saturdays from 1 – 4 pm $90 per workshop

January 13, January 20  ~  February 3, February 10  ~  March 3, March 10


One Day Weaving Workshop



 

          quick hems

             easy sew buttons

Stitch in Time Workshops  ~ Save that favorite garment from ruin with a Stitch in Time. I will teach you how to mend a tear, sew a button, or a hem.  You will learn which size needle to use, the importance of thread and sewing scissors, how to tie a sewing knot. Bring a clean article of clothing to be mended. Needles, thread, buttons, fabric swatches, and instructions provided. $60 workshop fee includes $50 class fee + $10 supplies. Register now with PayPal – Class size is limited!  

One Day Stitch in Time Workshops are from 2 – 4 pm,  $60 per workshop

January 27  ~  February 17  ~  March 17


One Day Stitch in Time Workshop



 

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The holiday crunch is upon us, following rapidly on the heels of Art Week in Miami. So much art, so little time. So much shopping to do!

I am making it easier for you! Pamela Palma Designs’ Etsy Shop is now open! Each week I will be adding new products for you and for your holiday giving. Everything is hand woven, one of a kind, available individually or as a collection.

and for your holiday giving. Shop now on Etsy.

TREES table runners in 6 options Cottonwood, Oak, Maple; Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Cyprus.

 Top:  Cotonwood , Middle: Oak, Lower: Maple

Cottonwood

Top: Blue Spruce
Middle : Douglas Fir
Lower: Cyprus

PEACE IS PATRIOTIC MIXED MEDIA FLAGS

Flags #1 $175        and          Flag #2  $195 

I believe that Peace is always in season.  Peace is also Patriotic.  Representations of Freedom, and Liberty are appropriate year round as these are the cornerstones of our nation.

You can honor your own peace with any of these four imaginative, mixed media, fiber art works in your home. I have created this body of work as positive expressions of my own personal love of freedom and independence.  My mixed media weavings are skillfully woven on looms incorporating unexpected materials in to each one. Unique, hand woven works of art are designed and created by me, Pamela Palma, in my studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami. Make an appointment to see the work or  buy online now with free shipping.

Flag #3  $175        and          Flag #4  $195

Flag #1 and Flag #2 feature stars and stripes fabrics. Flag #3 and Flag #4 are woven  of shiny papers. I love to upcycle and recycle. All works are hand woven by me on looms. I hand dyed shredded US currency and interlaced wads (see image) of it into the body of the weavings. There are four individual art works available and ready to hang on your walls. Sold separately. Buy now with Paypal. Free Shipping in continental US!  Available here

All images are © by Pamela Palma Designs