Each piece is layers of polyester stretch velvet fused to recycled, black industrial felt. Strips of sheer chiffon shift and add colors. Then, each piece is free-motion machine stitched with 100% black cotton thread. Next, holes are melted through the layers using two sizes of soldering irons. Finally, the work is subjected to the intense heat of a heat gun which melts away the felt that is between the polyester velvet shapes. Because the thread is COTTON ... a natural that doesn't melt ... the shapes are held together. Everyone asks about the "fringe". What is it? Just excess melted felt stuck in a line of stitching! Each framed work is just $395 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping. I charge exactly what FedEx Ground charges me plus about $5 for the box ... basically, I round up to the nearest sensible amount which is close to $4 to $5.
Monday, January 28, 2013
(Above: Lancet Window CCXXV. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE! Framed: 31 1/4" x 11 1/4". $395 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping. This piece is currently at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville.)
I accept all major credit cards. To order or ask additional questions, please email me at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. My husband Steve and I can also be reached on the Mouse House business telephone, (803) 254-0842. During the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, we can be reached on our cell phones too. Steve's is (803) 360-3035. Mine is (803) 606-9804. All three numbers can accept a FaceTime call too. Otherwise, Mouse House is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 - 5:00 and most Saturdays from 10 - 2. These prices are exactly the same as galleries carrying my work.
(Above: Lancet Window CCXXVII. Framed: 31 1/4" x 11 1/4". $395 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping. This piece might be still at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville. It's difficult for me to keep track because I spend most of my time in my studio!)