Kim EM Studio Sale

Friday, May 15
6 - 9 pm
924 E. 5th St, KC MO 64106

  Help me clean my studio and make space for new work! Over the past few years I have made a ton of quilts and other quilted items and I'm ready to say goodbye to some of them. It will be a sad day for me, but a happy day for their new families. Come check out the selection, Friday May 15. In addition to loads of awesome quilts and quilted things, I will also be selling most of my hand dyed fabric stash and some sweet hand-dyed t-shirts that I've been working on. Not in Kansas City? Don't fear. I will be posting everything that doesn't sell to my instagram account @kimemquilts on Saturday, May 16 and you can purchase there with a PayPal account.

 

Help me clean my studio and make space for new work! Over the past few years I have made a ton of quilts and other quilted items and I'm ready to say goodbye to some of them. It will be a sad day for me, but a happy day for their new families. Come check out the selection, Friday May 15. In addition to loads of awesome quilts and quilted things, I will also be selling most of my hand dyed fabric stash and some sweet hand-dyed t-shirts that I've been working on.

Not in Kansas City? Don't fear. I will be posting everything that doesn't sell to my instagram account @kimemquilts on Saturday, May 16 and you can purchase there with a PayPal account.

Fiber Shows on First Friday in KC

There are a lot of great shows opening tonight!
My show at Leedy-Voulkos is open tonight from 6-9pm. You can check out my newest hand dyed quilts based on landscapes of the midwest, including the two below.

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Debra M. Smith is showing her new work at Haw Contemporary. I love Debra's work and I hope everyone goes to see it.

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And the Ladd brothers, Steven and William, are showing their hand-sewn towers, functional objects, sculptural works, and wearable accessories at Red Star Gallery, also from 6 - 9pm.

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And don't forget to check out some other great friends of KCTS at the Westport Art Fair this weekend. Owl & Mouse and Travis Porter will both be selling their amazing work.

Jaime David is showing her awesome quilts tonight at KCTS. Come by and see them 6-9pm 924 E 5th St KCMO.

Simultaneous Contrast : Quilted Color Works A Solo Show by Mariah Gillespie

April 18, 6 - 10pm

at KCTS, 924 E. 5th St, KC MO 64106

Quilts have played a large role in America’s domestic history and are closely tied to the female experience. Women have created these objects for generations, contributing their time and expertise to the home. In contrast, paintings are understood through an art historical or museum context as objects of wonder or artifacts of history. By pairing quilt as object and paint as direct color a contrast forms between our expectations and known experiences.

Gillespie’s recent body of work, Quilted Color Works, uses quilt and paint as medium to transcend the ways color, shape, pattern, and material can interact. The work is dependent on the formal elements of composition, shape, and color pairing inspired by the work of painters Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella. Each quilted piece playfully overlooks this historical divide through the whimsical use of shape, color, and line.

About the artist:

Mariah Gillespie, originally from Norman, Oklahoma, is a senior at the Kansas City Art Institute pursuing her BFA in Fiber. She is interested in the history of quilt making, gender constructs, modern and vintage textiles,

and color theory. Originally coming to KCAI to focus on photography, she soon realized that the textiles she was photographing were more important than the photographs themselves. This lead her to transfer into the Fiber department. Gillespie’s rich Oklahoman background, flled with memories of her grandmothers, homemade textiles, and near-by farm animals nurtured an aesthetic that is intrinsic to her daily life.

Craft Night!!

Come hang out with us and get your craft on! Thursday, March 6, 6:30 - 9pm. Bring a friend, bring a snack, bring an in-progress thing to work on.

I’m going to be working on some quilt bee blocks that are way overdue.(sorry other bee members!!)

Upcoming Events

Craft Night
Thursday, February 6 from 6:30pm - 9pm.
Come hang out with us and make some progress on whatever you’re working on. Or start something new! You can bring a friend and/or a snack to share, or just you and your craft of choice.
This is free and open to anyone interested. We want to see your smiling faces!

Workshops
Beginning Yarn Dyeing with Debbie Barrett Jones
Saturday February 1, 1 - 4pm  -OR-  Wednesday February 19, 6-9pm
Cost = $50 + $10 supply fee
Learn two different methods for dyeing your own cotton, linen, tencel, bamboo, or silk yarn. Perfect for knitters, crocheters, or weavers that want to take their work to the next level.
For more information or to sign up, click the link below.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/176501876/beginning-yarn-dyeing-by-debbie-barrett

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Fabric Dyeing for Quilts Intensive Workshop with Kim Eichler-Messmer
*only 2 spots left!
February 8, 10am – 4pm
Cost = $150 including supply fee
In this day-long fabric dyeing intensive you will learn how to dye all of the fabric needed to make a quilt top of your choosing. We will cover: calculating fabric needs for a quilt, dyeing fabric to match your designs, and scaling dye recipes.
For more information or to sign up, click the link below.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/173668580/fabric-dyeing-for-quilts-intensive

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Beginning Fabric Dyeing with Kim Eichler-Messmer
Saturday March 1, 9am - 1pm
Cost = $75 + $25 supply fee
This half-day workshop for beginners is perfect for quilters or anyone else who has always wanted to learn how to dye their own fabric. It will include three different methods for dyeing cotton or silk fabric, including custom dye gradations.
For more information or to sign up, click the link below:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/173688513/beginning-fabric-dyeing-workshop

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KC Textile Studio Holiday Show Featured Artists for December

The Kansas City Textile Studio is hosting a Holiday Sale at the Leedy-Voulkos Arts Center. Buy handmade this holiday season! Come down the first Friday and Saturday in December.
For more information, go to our website: www.kctextilestudio.com/holiday-sale
Friday, December 6, 6 - 9pm
Saturday, December 7, 10am - 2pm
Support Kansas City artists and makers this holiday season by shopping local at the KCTS Holiday Show at the Leedy-Voulkos. The Holiday Show will showcase a diverse selection of unique handmade goods by artists working in the Kansas City area. Participating artists show include Debbie Barrett Jones of BillySue TextilesKim Eichler-Messmer of KimE-M Quilts, Jessika Cates of Collective Individual, Tabbetha McCale Evans, and Alice Youngblood and Cristin Llewellyn of Owl+Mouse textile designs, Travis Porter of tArvis , Emily Blodgett-Panos, Julie Wallace, Lynn Thornet of Starship Thunder and Weird Buttons.

Here’s more about our featured artist.

My “Happy Place” - dreaming about colors. I could spend and have spent hours in front of color charts and paint store color sample displays. I love to weave and dye my own yarns! As a child, I had a “compulsion” to create, using a variety of mediums from paper collages to light sculptures. I later attended the Kansas City Art Institute where I studied fiber arts. I continue to be creative while staying home with my two lovely daughters. Making handwoven panels, scarves and shawls with hand-dyed yarn keeps me happy, healthy and challenged.

Please check out my websiteblogfacebooktwitter and shop.

Emily Blodgett-Pano

Hello! Nice to meet you! (*shakes hands*) My name is emily and I make jewelry. I started taking classes when I was 15, went to University of Kansas in Metalsmithing, started emetalworks and have been making ever since! 

My jewelry is completely handmade, usually in patinated sterling silver, brass or steel with a variety of other materials (wood, enamel, stones, yarn, felt, paper, found objects etc). 
Please visit my online shop for more information. 
Jessika Cates of Collective Individual

My name is Jessika Cates, and I am a midwesterner who loves to explore and combine different materials and craft processes, and share these explorations with everyone. Ever since I was little I have tried making money by selling things that I love. For example, it was very common for me to have a bracelet stand instead of a lemonade stand. This love for getting my work out into the world gave way to my etsy shop, Collective Individual. Many pieces I make are one of a kind, and not made in bulk. So When you see my work for sale, keep in mind that each piece is unique and as individual as you. I feel that by making and sharing these creations, I am able to allow customers, friends, and family members into my own little world of creativity.


For more about me check out these links:
BlogFacebookTwitter and Website 
Julie Wallace

I use vibrant colors of 100% Pima cotton and a tiny 1.9mm hook to create the micro crochet jewelry. Choose from earrings, rings & necklace charms set in silver and copper colored pendants. -Julie

Lynn Thonet of Starship Thunder

Hi!
I’ve included a photo of one of my black-light high-wasted panties and cami Christmas sets. I will be selling black-light reactive loungewear and lingerie for men and women of all sizes! 
Starshipthunder is handmade, american lingerie and loungewear for bedrooms and black-light environments. All work is made by Lynn Thonet, a KCAI alum, currently living in Kansas City.


I make quilts, and useful quilted items, featuring hand-dyed fabric from my own custom dye recipes. They are 100% cotton, heirloom quality, soft and warm enough for the bed, beautiful enough to hang on a wall. 

 
Feel free to contact me with any questions and check out my blog,facebook,shop or website for more information.

Owl and Mouse Textile Designs is a small printing company based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. We focus on hand-dyed and printed accessories for women, men, baby and home. 


Check out their blog at owlandmouse.tumblr.com and find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Travis “tArvis” Porter of The Porterhaus

My Syncretized Patterns are prints inspired by Native American Weaving, Printmaking and Jazz. Each limited edition is printed by hand either by linoleum block printing or silk screen printing. You can see more of this collection, and my other adventures in printmaking at theporterhaus.us


Weird Buttons

Handmade porcelain or black stoneware sgraffito carved buttons. There has been such a resurgence in the fiber arts that I feel there is a need for beautiful buttons. Why spend all that time knitting or weaving or sewing a lovely garment, only to finish it with an average button?

 
For more information please visit my blog.

Kansas City Textile Studio Show will continue during the whole month of December with Kim and Debbie’s work up in the Opie Gallery. Open Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm. For more information visit their website, http://www.leedy-voulkos.com/current.html.

 

KC Textile Studio Fall Exhibition at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

Kansas City Textile Studio was asked by Leedy-Voulkos Art Center to have their Holiday Sale at the November and December First Friday Openings in the Leedy-Voulkos’ Opie Gallery. Kim Eichler-Messmer and Debbie Barrett-Jones will have our work up during these two months. Stop by during the Leedy-Voulkos open hours Thursday-Saturday
11:00am - 5:00pm.  And be looking for more information about the December Sale. Hours will be Friday December 6th, 6-9pm and Saturday December 7th, 10-2pm. For more information visit their website, http://www.leedy-voulkos.com/current.html.

Make sure to stop by during the month of November and enjoy a huge collections of Salvador Dali’s work. His traveling show is called Salvador Dali: 
The Argillet Collection
November 1 - 24, 2013
Main Gallery

Book Signing and Trunk Show for Kim Eichler-Messmer's New Book

Our very own Kim Eichler-Messmer wrote a book! “Modern Color: An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts” is being published by Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing. They make really cool books all about sewing, quilting, and other fiber arts. We are so excited that Kim’s book is finally finished and is right now being shipped all over the country. The book has complete instructions for how to set up a dye studio at home and instructions for 9 modern quilted projects. 

We are also excited to announce that Kim will be having a book signing and trunk show at the Kansas City Textile Studio on November 15 from 6pm - 9pm. Come on by to help her celebrate and see all of the quilts she made for the book. We will be selling copies of the book for $25 and custom dye kits made specifically to compliment the book. 

Here is a sneak peek inside the book:

If you can’t make it to the event, but still want a signed copy of her book, Kim is selling them in her etsy shop: http://kimem.etsy.com 

Also, for those interested in a more hands on learning experience, Kim is offering a series of great workshops in November and December here at our studio. Beginning Fabric Dyeing will be held November 2 from 9am to 1pm and Beginning Shibori will be November 10 from 9am to 1pm. Both workshops are perfect for quilters or anyone else who has always wanted to learn how to dye fabric. On December 8, Kim is teaching a dip dyed place mat workshop - which is one of the projects from her book! In that workshop, each participant will learn how to dip dye fabric and quilt a set of 4 place mats using their custom fabric. It’s a great workshop for beginning quilters. 

For more information about Kim, check out her website www.kimemquilts.com. To sign up for a workshop, visit our website www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops

Trunk Show and Book Signing
November 15, 2013
Kansas City Textile Studio
924 E. 5th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106

KC Textile Studio Holiday Show Featured Artists for November

Kansas City, MO – Please join The Kansas City Textile Studio for their first Holiday Show at the Leedy-Voulkos Arts CenterFriday, November 1, 6 - 9pmFriday, December 6, 6 - 9pm, and Saturday, December 7, 10am - 2pm at 2012 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO, 64108.

Support Kansas City artists and makers this holiday season by shopping local at the KCTS Holiday Show at the Leedy-Voulkos. The Holiday Show will showcase a diverse selection of unique handmade goods by artists working in the Kansas City area. Participating artists in the November 1st show include;
Jessika Cates of Collective Individual

My name is Jessika Cates, and I am a midwesterner who loves to explore and combine different materials and craft processes, and share these explorations with everyone. Ever since I was little I have tried making money by selling things that I love. For example, it was very common for me to have a bracelet stand instead of a lemonade stand. This love for getting my work out into the world gave way to my etsy shop, Collective Individual. Many pieces I make are one of a kind, and not made in bulk. So When you see my work for sale, keep in mind that each piece is unique and as individual as you. I feel that by making and sharing these creations, I am able to allow customers, friends, and family members into my own little world of creativity.

For more about me check out these links:
BlogFacebookTwitter and Website

Emily Blodgett-Pano

Hello! Nice to meet you! (*shakes hands*) My name is emily and I make jewelry. I started taking classes when I was 15, went to University of Kansas in Metalsmithing, started emetalworks and have been making ever since! 

 
My jewelry is completely handmade, usually in patinated sterling silver, brass or steel with a variety of other materials (wood, enamel, stones, yarn, felt, paper, found objects etc). 
Please visit my online shop for more information. 
Robin Mackintosh of Weird Buttons

Handmade porcelain or black stoneware sgraffito carved buttons. There has been such a resurgence in the fiber arts that I feel there is a need for beautiful buttons. Why spend all that time knitting or weaving or sewing a lovely garment, only to finish it with an average button?

 
For more information please visit my blog.

Hand Felted Jewelry

Alice Youngblood and Cristin Llewellyn of 

Owl and Mouse Textile Designs is a small printing company based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. We focus on hand-dyed and printed accessories for women, men, baby and home. 

Check out their blog at owlandmouse.tumblr.com and find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Kim Eichler-Messmer of KimE-M Quilts

I make quilts, and useful quilted items, featuring hand-dyed fabric from my own custom dye recipes. They are 100% cotton, heirloom quality, soft and warm enough for the bed, beautiful enough to hang on a wall. 

 
Feel free to contact me with any questions and check out my blog,facebook,shop orwebsite for more information.

My “Happy Place” - dreaming about colors. I could spend and have spent hours in front of color charts and paint store color sample displays. I love to weave and dye my own yarns! As a child, I had a “compulsion” to create, using a variety of mediums from paper collages to light sculptures. I later attended the Kansas City Art Institute where I studied fiber arts. I continue to be creative while staying home with my two lovely daughters. Making handwoven panels, scarves and shawls with hand-dyed yarn keeps me happy, healthy and challenged.

Please check out my websiteblogfacebooktwitter and shop.

Introducing Collective Individual by Jessica Cates

Meet Jessika Cates of Collective Individuals. She creates a variety of super cute and beautiful knitted scarves, necklaces, hats and more. We are luck to have her not only be apart of ourHoliday Show at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, but she also is teaching an amazingworkshop at our studio. Please take time to read through her bio and a description of her workshop. If you have always wanted to learn how to knit or want a refresher, she is your lady, seriously!! 

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My name is Jessika Cates, and I am a midwesterner who loves to explore and combine different materials and craft processes, and share these explorations with everyone. Ever since I was little I have tried making money by selling things that I love. For example, it was very common for me to have a bracelet stand instead of a lemonade stand. This love for getting my work out into the world gave way to my etsy shop, Collective Individual. Many pieces I make are one of a kind, and not made in bulk. So When you see my work for sale, keep in mind that each piece is unique and as individual as you. I feel that by making and sharing these creations, I am able to allow customers, friends, and family members into my own little world of creativity.

Beginning Knitting
Instructor: Jessika Cates
Sunday 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
2 - 4pm
$100 + $20 supply fee (collected at the workshop)
In this beginning knitting class you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease, knit in the round, and bind off. Don’t know what any of that means? That’s ok! You’ll learn that, too, along with a couple of different decorative stitches. Everyone will complete an adorable winter hat, designed by Jessika herself. Supply fee includes knitting needles and pattern. Students will supply their own yarn.
Please click on the link to sign up for her workshop.

Holiday Sale: KCTS at The Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

The Kansas City Textile Studio and The Leedy-Voulkos Arts Center are teaming up for a grand Holiday Sale featuring hand made textiles and fiber art and textile inspired artwork. The Leedy-Voulkos is one of the most well known galleries in Kansas City. They are handing over part of their gallery to KCTS for the First Friday in November and the First Friday and Saturday in December. 

We want your art! If you make handmade textile work or other handmade goods that are inspired by textiles, please apply! Each participant will get a spot in the gallery to set up a table of their work. There is a non-refundable application fee of $20. The Leedy-Voulkos Arts Center will take a 40% commission on sales during the dates of the Holiday Sale. Participants are invited to leave their work in the Leedy-Voulkos gift shop in between Holiday Sale dates at a 50% commission rate.

To apply, go here: kctextilestudio.com/holiday-sale

Our Grand Opening Featured Artists

Our Grand Opening is almost here……THIS Friday September 27th, 6-9pm and Saturday, September 28th 10am-2pm. We are so excited to be sharing this night with all of you and featuring these five local Kansas City textile artists.

Tabbetha McCale Evans’ hand felted jewelry

Leila Hybl’s quilts and bags made from recycled and vintage fabric

Jessika Cates’ line of hand knitted accessories and patterns

Jessica Kincaid’s hand beaded pendants

Kristin Marciniak’s hand spun yarn

Custom Dye Kits Now Available!

We love dyeing things and we think you should, too! We want to make your dyeing experience fun, safe, and easy, so we have put together these custom dye kits for dyeing fabric and yarn. 


The kits contain 1 oz. each of 6 colors of Procion Fiber Reactive MX Dyes: Light Red, Sun Yellow, Deep Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Khaki, and New Black.
Procion MX Dyes are perfect for home dyers who use cotton, linen, rayon, tencel, or silk. The 6 colors included are our favorite mixing colors. With them, you can mix practically any color you would want. 

Check out Kim’s Color Wheel Quilt for an example of some of the possibilities. 

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The kits also contain 8 oz. of soda ash, used to activate the dye, and 4 oz. of synthrapol, the special detergent for washing dyed fabrics. They come with a heavy duty dust mask for protection and they come packaged in their own plastic tub. 

We are also offering free instructions with each kit purchased - you can choose fabric instructions, yarn instructions, or both!

If you are really excited to dye something, but need a little more guidance, we are also offering workshops! Come hang out with us and we’ll share all of our knowledge with you. You can purchase your very own kit at our online shop or at Kansas City Textile Studio. We will have them availible during our Grand Opening as well. Workshop listings are on our website: www.kctextilestudio.com.
If you sign up for a workshop, we’ll give you 25% off this dye kit. Sign up first and we’ll send you a coupon code.

Grand Opening Raffle Drawing!

Kansas City Textile Studio is having our Grand Opening September 27th and 28th. Enter our raffle to win one of these amazing prizes. One ticket is $5 or 3 chances for $10. That’s like getting one whole ticket free! You can purchase your tickets online or at our Grand Opening. Winners of the raffle will be announced on Sunday, September 29th. You will be contacted on Sunday through email or phone.
Win one of these amazing items:

*Orange Color Block Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer 

40”x50”, hand dyed cotton
Valued at $500

*Turquoise to Purple Stripes with Purple Scarf by Debbie Barrett-Jones

7 and 1/2” x 66”, hand dyed and hand woven tencel and merino wool
Valued at $110

*$75 Kansas City Textile Studio Gift Certificate 

Can be used towards workshops, studio time or supplies.
During your checkout of this item, please write in the “message to seller” 
1. Your first and last name
2. Your email address 
3. Your phone number that will only be used if we cannot reach you by email.
4. Let us know if you would like to be on our mailing list.
KCTS will cover the shipping if you win an item. 

We Have Workshops!

The Fall/Winter workshop schedule is ready! We are so excited to be offering six fun and informative workshops by four amazing instructors.
Kim Eichler-Messmer is teaching three different dye workshops: Beginning Fabric Dyeing, Shibori Dyeing, and an awesome new Dip Dyed Place Mats workshop with a project from her book “Modern Color: An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts”.
Debbie Barrett Jones is teaching a great workshop called Yarn Dyeing for Weavers where participants will learn how to plan and dye a weaving using dyed warp and weft.
Jessica Kincaid is teaching a Peyote Stitch Beading workshop that Kim is especially excited about. And Jessika Cates is going to be teaching beginning knitting where everyone will learn the basics of knitting and make their own adorable winter hat from Jessika’s own pattern.
There is a "workshops" link on our website that will allow you to view a larger pdf of the flyer below. If you see something you like, sign up at http://bookwhen.com/kcts or call us for more information (913)912-3105.