Every year Artcrank hosts a live art show to showcase bicycle themed screen prints from local artists. My husband / Nomo Design has participated in a few so far and this year’s poster is available in limited quantities now in his shop.
A description of the work by Jerome Daksiewicz:
Entitled “Chodźmy na rower”, I wanted to tap into both my Polish ancestry and Chicago’s Polish heritage. The poster is based off traditional Polish folk-art “Wycinanki”, the Polish word for ‘paper-cut design’. This print combines the Kurpie cut out style – usually a symmetrical design, cut from a single piece of colored paper and a style traditional to the Lowicz area – distinguished by the many layers of brightly colored paper. A few prints remain from the show and are available here.
Limited Edition Series
Numbered 1-30 and signed
20 Artist proofs are also available, marked “AP” and signed
18″ x 24″
100# Pure White Construction by French Paper Co.
All posters are shipped in crush-proof recycled cardboard tubes.
He is offering Modern Handcraft friends a special 25 % off discount if you use “modernhandcraft” at checkout!
I met Alison at Quilt Market this year (Click here to see pictures from Quilt Market) and was so excited because I have been a huge fan of hers ever since I got my hands on her first line Lucky Penny. Her booth was incredible and she was as sweet as you could imagine! Alison invited me to create a project featuring her new line and I knew that I had to make another quilt.
I played around with a few different backing fabrics – Kona Wasabi was almost a winner but then I had to go with my old faithful newsprint, and it really made the color’s pop! The newsprint is actually fabric from a cotton king size duvet cover from H&M I have been hacking away at for a while – that will be our little secret
The orange petal design was fused with Heat n Bond lite and then petal shapes cut out by hand and ironed onto 11″ squares. A quick zigzag stitch around the edges in white Aurifil secured each piece. I plan on featuring a tutorial on this quilt here in the near future – it was actually so much fun to make.
For the quilting I did a straight line stitch spaced about 1″ and backed the quilt with the same newsprint fabric.
And now for a giveaway! Alison is hosting a blog hop over on her blog showcasing several new projects created from her new line. Be sure to stop by and enter to win a complete fat quarter set of Field Day from Andover or an Alison Glass thread collection from Aurifil!
Thanks again to Alison for sending me this fun bundle of fabric to play with, my Alison Glass quilt collection is growing and I love it!