12 December 2012

"Fiber Art Now" subscription giveaway!!!!



Do you know about Fiber Art Now?  If you don't, you really want to, trust me. :)


The photo above is the cover of their Winter 2012 issue. I'm a subscriber and I love it. The magazine is chock full of all types of fiber art.

Here is the mission statement from their website:

At Fiber Art Now, our mission is to connect and inspire the fiber arts & textiles community with the most compelling work in basketry, felting, knitting, needle arts, paper/book arts, dyeing, mixed media, surface design, quilting, sculpture, wearable art, weaving, collage, encaustic, mixed media and more.  We are a worldwide community in support of what we love.

 

Its a thrill to see people doing things with fiber that I would have never considered. Makes my mind stretch and want to grow my own art. Its not a how-to magazine. Instead it focuses on exhibits and artists and takes a close look at the fiber art world as a whole. Its like holding a fiber art encyclopedia in your hands, getting to know artists over a conversation (you all know how I love a good interview) and even traveling to other parts of the world. Its very special.

 

You can get a really good glimpse into what the magazine covers if you head on over to their website. They even have a complimentary article that you can read too. (Its in the right hand sidebar just beneath the header of the webpage. Click the photo that says "Lindsay Ketterer Gates" beneath it and the article will download for you.)  I admit, I'm also a sucker for the incredible writing that they do.

 

They even have a free newsletter so all the fibery goodness can land straight in your inbox. They are really passionate and love what they do and it shows in every way possible.

 

And the wonderful people that publish the magazine want to share it with you. They are offering a one year subscription giveaway to anyone who leaves a comment on this blog post!

 

They are a quarterly publication. Here are the covers from the past year:

 

  Wouldn't you want that in your mailbox every couple of months?? :)


Just leave a comment here about why you love being a fiber artist and you'll be in the running to win. You MUST leave a contact email with your comment if you don't have a blog link I can reach you through. If I can't get in touch with you, you won't go in the drawing. I'll announce the winner on December 17 in the evening and your subscription will begin with the next issue.

 

Good luck! :)

 


124 comments:

Jackie K. said...

I love this magazine!

Now why do I love the fiber arts? (hmmm - seems I may need to do your writing class, Lynn!)

It's the tactile nature with the myriad of techniques to explore, the forms that can be created, the color play - the use of slow hand work mixed with machine work - it's the connection with hands from the past - so many things!

Debbi said...

I was saddened to see the demise of another fiber magazine - so happy to see that this one is filling that hole so nicely!

mary said...

oh i have never seen this one! i would love it :)

sharon clues said...

I may have to walk under another ladder to increase my chances :)

Brenda Cregger said...

Wow ,I was not aware of this magazine and I would so love to get it. Wow.

Robbie said...

Who wouldn't want a copy! I've never heard of this publication! Have to get out from under my rock mire!

Jenny said...

I haven't seen an issue of this magazine before, but I'm sure I'd love it!

FunkyC said...

One of the reasons I love fiber art is because it connects me to my grandmothers, both excellent fiber women. Tools from both their collections still see regular use in my work.

Laura said...

I never win anything, but I will post so the winner gets to beat out one more person. ;-)

Lora Martin said...

I'm with Jackie K. - It's the tactile nature of working with fabrics that appeals to me.

elle said...

I just luv working with fibre. Looks like a great magazine. here is hoping!

Paula Ganyard said...

I have been looking for a place to buy it around here, so a subscription would make it easy!

Elizabeth G said...

I love following them on facebbok because the have such inspiring posts. I enjoy being a fiber artist because it has so many avenues for creativity.

Carol said...

I'm passionate about surface design and find it's a great energy release for me. I enjoy incorporating unusual processes and techniques. Creating fabric has taken me on many unexpected paths and if I were to win a subscription I would look forward to continuing the journey of art exploration.

Carol said...

I'm passionate about surface design and find it's a great energy release for me. I enjoy incorporating unusual processes and techniques. Creating fabric has taken me on many unexpected paths and if I were to win a subscription I would look forward to continuing the journey of art exploration.

Kathy said...

Fiber Art Now---a magazine that I have not read. Your recommendation makes it sound like a great one to check out. I'm heading over to their website now. Thanks!

Lisa Quintana said...

Oooh....something I'm going to have to check out. Thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

I really want this. Magazine! Piskme, pick me!

Debi
Goddess of Flame

Mia Bloom Designs said...

I follow fiber art now on facebook and their posts are so inspiring! I love being a fiber artist for so many reasons...dyeing and marking fabric is #1. Also, you have to love an art form where touching it is encouraged.

Nina Marie said...

ohhh yay now this is what I call a give away - would love a subscription!! I follow on fb too and love them!!

Mauree said...

WOW! I went to the website. The website alone is robust. I would love to get this magazine, and look forward to every issue!

Lynda said...

Wow! Lynn, I've never heard of this magazine. I love the feel of fabric and working with it. Thanks for the opp to win.

dragonfly-valya said...

I'd love this -- Finishing my M.Ed. thesis in the next couple of months and I want so much to get back to where I was: getting even closer to my love of the ability to 'play' with all things 'fibery' to create!

janice said...

Lynn I have looked at this magazine but so far resisted. I thought I had enough subs, but if I don't win I will definitely subscribe.

thesewinggeek said...

This looks like a great resource - off to peruse the web link.

Mary Ruth Smith said...

I need to subscribe to this magazine - have been meaning to do so, but have put it off for no apparent reason.

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Unknown said...

Looks like a great magazine.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to this site which a friend recommended. It is Very inspirational (as she new I needed inspiration)

Sandy said...

Ah, would love to win a subscription. Thanks for the opportunity.

wrybbunz@gmail.com

KAM said...

Lynn, I am not familiar with this magazine; where have I been? It looks like a wonderful publication. Thank you for the introduction.
Kristin F

Deborah Boschert said...

A subscription is already on my wish list! Fiber Art is so broad and full of potential and inspiration!

sona nast said...

I would love to be a winner! Fiber art is so varied and a magazine devoted to it would be wonderful.
sona
sonanast@gmail.com

Jamie Kalvestran said...

I would love to win!

Audrey said...

I have heard about this magazine and I would love to win a subscription! I love the feel and look of fabric and fiber. I love the textures. It's fun to play!!

karen anne said...

I love Fiber Arts Now! I found my first copy when I was visiting my daughter in NY and subcribed right away. And now that they offer badges, I put one right smack dab on my blog to encourage readers to seek it out and ENJOY!

Jean Kranz said...

Looks like a wonderful magazine. I am trying very hard to become more creative and this may help.

Kat Campau said...

This sounds good. I'm surprised i haven't heard of it before.

Mary said...

Don't pick me ...get the Mag already. Just want to say I love it !!

Beth (#3) said...

Oooo. This magazine is on my wish list. (As others have said, their facebook feed is great.)

Fiber art... I love the look and feel of it. The cloth, the threads, the yarns; mixing up the old and the new. The spontaneity of dyeing. The endless what if...

Thank you for the chance at a giveaway!

cardor@dccnet.com said...

I love Fiber Art Now and watched for it every month at our library. Now the library doesn't carry it nor do any local stores. I'd love to win this subscription, but will be buying my own if I don't

Kat said...

I love the endless array of what can be achieved with fibre. For me, fibres call out to the creativity in my soul as no other medium alone does.

Candy said...

Sounds very interesting. Heading to their website now. Thanks for the intro to it. candy

Jess at OnceUponAMoonStudio.com said...

Fiber art takes me back to sitting at my great grandma's feet and learning to make my first stitches, but also allows me to express who I have become today.

marguerite1997 said...

I have seen this publication and I find it fascinating it would be super to win this subscription

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

I love to be a mixed media artist and with fibers I love the endless versatility of them, the possibilities they offer to get all kinds of texture into my works

For the case I win, this is my e-mail: ritajc[at]inbox[dot]com

Tobi said...

Looks like an interesting mag -- may have to get myself a sample copy if I don't win!
tobihoffman@comcast.net

Leo said...

I wouldn't call art what I make - it's more playing around. But then what's the definition of art - making a statement with a medium, or using a craft in an especially refined way - I always find that hard to discern. Ok but why would I want to win, well maybe to see what they think fiber art is and maybe open a new playing field for me.

Janice PD said...

Great magazine. Its been too pricey for my budget so far but FREE would fit in just fine. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Kit Lang said...
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Wil said...

Looks like a very interesting magazine. I love to work with fibers because there are so any different ways of incorprating them in my work.

Kit Lang said...

I deleted my prior comment because I didn't follow the rules! lol

I love being a fiber artist because working with fabric as the key piece of my work connects with my personal history, a community at large, and because it feels like a natural progression from loving fabric to working with it in my art.

Text of original comment:

Just found out about your giveaway through the QA list - would LOVE to win this prize (in fact, it's the only giveaway I've entered!)

Thanks so much for the chance!

Judi said...

This looks like a great source for inspiration.

Angela Grasse said...

What an awesome give away!

Grasshoppa's Art Adventures said...

Never heard of this magazine till now. Would love o broaden my horizons using this magazine.

Ani said...

Ooooh, how lovely! I'd love to win the sub, never can have too many good mags to look through IMHO! Best to you, Ani

Bev Longford said...

I love stroking the fabric till it tells me what to do with it. Love bright colours that make me feel like I have fallen into a colour wheel. I have heard this magazine mentioned on various blogs but it will never show up in our small town so I guess I will have to subscribe. Bev Longford
bevsews@pipcom.com

Kathleen Loomis said...

I'd love this magazine! thanks for offering the opportunity

artwithaneedle@blogspot.com

Kelly said...

This would be an awesome Christmas gift to.....oh MYSELF!!! Thanks for offering the chance to win it.

Kelly said...

Oh this would be an awesome Christmas gift to......Oh.....ME!! Thanks for offering the chance to win it!!

Kelly said...

This would be an awesome Christmas gift to receive!! Great mag!

Kelly said...

This would be an awesome Christmas gift to receive!! Great mag!

Kelly said...

This would be an awesome Christmas gift to receive!! Great mag!

Kelly said...

This would be an awesome Christmas gift to receive!! Great mag!

Kelly said...

This would be an awesome Christmas gift to receive!! Great mag!

Anonymous said...

Count me in, this is the first I've glimpsed this magazine. It looks inspiring.

Pam Harris said...

Looks like a great magazine. I had not seen it before. I am currently exploring non traditional materials .

Frieda Oxenham said...

I couldn't agree more, Lynn. I'm already a very happy subscriber and it's one if the magazines for which I drop everything when it arrives to start reading!

LouBird said...

I can't believe I have not heard of this magazine. Thanks for the opportunity to win a subscription!

Lynne Brotman said...

I have not seen the magazine until now. Looks great, and I would love to have a subscription. I am a fiber artist working in Austin, Texas.

Thanks, Lynne

Peggy Wright said...

I think that touch is the lost sense. I can't live without having my hands touching fiber. I have painted on paper, and it just never gave me the same sense of satisfaction that painting on fabric does.

Fiber allows me to use an amazing range of techniques, such as thread painting by machine and hand embroidery. I love color, and fiber allows me to use the staggering range of commercial fabrics and to dye and paint my own.

I find the process of making fiberart to be meditative, and the process keeps me sane.

Linda Mac said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this magazine. And for bringing it to our attention. I,too, would love to win this.

Gill said...

I've never heard of this magazine and I'm not sure if I can join in from the UK????
I'm primarily a stitcher of fabric but I love everything related too!

Bonnie Jo said...

I love creating fiber art because it lets me be creative telling my story.

Robin Olsen said...

Oh yum--thank you for telling us about this!

Laurel Anderson said...

I would love to receive this magazine. I come from a long line of fiber artists.

Christina Brown said...

I miss "FiberARTS" magazine...perhaps this will fill that void... I love fiber art because I love textiles!

Regina Dunn said...

I love how light and shadow interplay when stitches are added to fabric. No other medium can have the same effect.

FIBREARTS ALLIANCE, CANADA said...

Hi Lynn... Fibre art has takn over the professional part of my life as I coordinate and Instruct in the Full Diploma Textile Design Program here in Kingston, ON - only one of three in Canada. We would love to add the resource of the subscription to our Textile Resource Library for the next year and have FIBRE ART NOW available to the growing numbers of students who are making a commitment to careers in the Fibre Arts.
Thank you for this... and all you do for all of us.
Bethany Garner
textiledesignslc@gmail.com

Heather Lair said...

This looks like an amazing magazine!

Ann Kovalchick said...

I sure would love this magazine, I know it would be read cover to cover.

Lyric Montgomery Kinard said...

Totally WANT to see this magazine!

Janice m said...

Yes yes yes!!! I want a subscription! Missed on the previous Fiberart magazine, have been trying to collect old issues, but the new mag looks great......thanks for the opportunity.
janice/Houston
jd2mck@sbcglobal.net

marjay said...

This is the BEST! I love textiles and reading and exploring all the ways that people are creating wonderful art/craft works in this medium.

Lisa Ellis said...

I'd love to have this magazine for a year. I was interviewed for the fall issue and am really impressed with this magazine.

gail@gailforces.com said...

I have heard of this magazine, and would love to win a subscription! Thanks Lynn.

Deborah said...

What a wonderful gift! I can always use inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity!

Nancy B said...

I'm really just getting into fiber arts, I have pieced traditional quilts, still learning to quilt. Would like a chance to win this magazine. Thank you for the chance!
Nancy B.
imanav8r@sbcglobal.net

Beth M said...

I had heard about this magazine but haven't had a chance to check it out. I'd love a chance to win.

Seditious Seraphim said...

yes, please!!!! o_O

Robin Walston said...

That looks like a wonderful magazine and I'd love to win it. Thanks.
indyqltr@hotmail.com

California Fiber artist and composer said...

I would love some new ideas from this creative magazine

april@april-steele.ca said...

Textiles and such are irresistable - it's the colour and the texture, the richness, and the possibility. And then there is the sense of lineage with woman who have been creating with textiles for millenia. I can't not play with them! Looks like a great magazine!

craftirn said...

I love the fiber arts because of the way it feels while you are working on your project. I was first attracted to quilting for the fact of taking a piece of fabric, cutting it up and sewing it back together made such a big impact and it went from there into other arts-embroidery, needle felting, mixed media. I love it all.

wlstarn said...
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wlstarn said...

I was a big fan of the late, great Fiber Arts magazine, and can't believe I've been missing out on this one! Looks like it would be excellent brain food! I love fabric, fiber, anything fiber (and beads, and chocolate, but those are another story).

lynda Howells said...

So many comments...how great for you and the magazine. I have never heard of this magazine so would love to win one to see what it is all about. It looks amazking. I will subscribe but is it available in Uk...l would love to see one first before l join. Anyway, good luck to all who enter and a Merry Christmas to allxx Lynda xx
www.artyfizz.com

Anonymous said...

This magazine seems to have all the kinds of fiber art in which I am interested. It would be wonderful to have.
Sandra Betts
sgbetts@nbnet.nb.ca

Jeri Riggs said...

I'm delighted to hear about this magazine as I have long suspected there is much crossover between the fiber arts. I've had my hands in fiber since childhood and I love to let my mind run and see what comes up. This magazine seems to be filling a much-needed space in the pantheon of great info.
Jeri Riggs
jeri.riggs at verizon.net

Susan Price said...

I love being a fiber artist because of the many ways you can create with it and of course the way it feels. Fabric, yarn, thread, paint, dye - its all so much fun to play with!

Hollyvan @hotmail.com said...

Would love to have this magazine!

Susan said...

Just like everyone else has said, it would be great to win. Have not seen this particular magazine before, so this would be exciting to win.

DebsthreadsDesigns.blogspot.com said...

There is a whole world of fun-loving and talented fiber art people out there, this magazine shares stories about many of them as we'll as fiber art. I, myself, was first introduced to spinning and weaving in our local guild about 20 years, haven't looked back since. I am now dyeing silks, felting, handspinning and creating garments for sale. What a long wonderful trip it has been and continues to be.
DebsThreads Designs

Pam L. said...

I love working with fiber because of the texture, both visual and tactile, that can be created with it. I learned to sew when I was five, so I guess fiber was my first medium. :-)

Stranded Sisters said...

I love following this magazine on Facebook - I hope to soon subscribe. Will you be digital someday?

leannadc said...

love Fiber arts! love textures, would love to win:) Merry Christmas!

Susana Peñaloza said...

Es genial tener todas las tecnicas en fibra en un solo lugar, gracias, un abrazo desde Chile, Susana

Anonymous said...

Being a successful fiber artist is my dream, so I really enjoy reading magazines about fiber world.
yen-yu(annaworld3333@hotmail.com)

Yvonne van Oers said...

I love fiber experiments, especially felting mixed with all kinds of material. This magazine will give me enough inspiration for a century. Thanks for showing me!

Kathryn Harmer said...

What a way to start the new year:
ideas to embellish what I wear;
the artist within me to rear;
images to inspire me without fear.

"Fiber Art Now"

that's what I want my dear.

Starr Burgess said...

I love being a fiber artist.....because it brings the creative side of my brain to life in many forms...one day I hope one of my creations will be features in Fiber Art Now!

Karen Goetzinger said...

There is so much to love about fiber as an art medium: the colors, the textures, the pure pleasure of the feel of it in your hands. It supplies a plethora of avenues for expression (sometimes too many choices!) and a lifetime of experimentation.
www.faceboook.com/ArtistKarenGoetzinger
www.karengoetzinger.com
quiltopia@sympatico.ca

Anonymous said...

Great mag. Just when I need inspiration it arrives in the mail!

Kathy said...

Why fiber arts? Because I have to!

beth cotler said...

please and thank you

Ronni Hunter said...

I love being a fiber artist because it is so tactile! I'd love to win a subscription to a magazine all about this art form I love!

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I love this magazine, but only get to see it when a friend brings it to meetings. This is truly one of the most beautiful fiber art magazines I have ever seen.

My life is fiber art ... the colors, textures, exciting new techniques and ways of thinking about ART.

Keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed for a chance!

Jeanne B. said...

I think it began with color and texture for me. I've been known to leave a fabric store with snippets of material I'll likely never turn into anything, just because I NEED to have its energy in my space; the colors inspired me, the hand intrigued me, and I fell in love with it.

When I encounter someone wearing a beautiful scarf or garment item, my hands reach for it before I'm aware of doing so. I have to feel it, to examine the weave or knit structure, to admire the yarns and colors if only for a moment. I've been known to stop people and beg them to pause and let me sketch what they're wearing.

Being a fiber artist allows me to explore weave structures, color mingling, and texture in a way that painting on canvas has never offered. Being a fiber artist means I might one day produce something that causes another hand to reach out, unbidden, in admiration.

I've only read one issue of Fiber Arts, having just discovered it this fall, but I would LOVE to win a subscription to a magazine devoted to my obsession.

Laura Salamy said...

I'm a rug hooker and a writer. When I'm at an art fair selling rugs, I hear so many stories that I feel I need to throw the writer hat on and take them all down. "I remember doing this with my mother..." "I used to cut strips for my grandfather..." 'm amazed at how the fiber arts seem to strike a cord in so many, even if they aren't artists.

kristi S said...

I'm a fiber artist who's also a Facebook user and I've subscribed to the Fiber Arts feeds. I love seeing their posts and know I would enjoy receiving their magazine.

Barbara Williamson said...

Good Morning I am writing because i saw your post on Saqa and decided to try for your offer of the magazine. I am a fiber artist and I have been making landscape quilts for a long time. I am disabled and one of the reasons I make my quilts is it helps me with pain control. When I am making my quilts it takes me to another place and I am able to forget about the pain and some of the emotional downs for awhile. I would love to have a magazine subscription so I can learn new techniques and see what other artist are doing to make my quilts even better. Here is my blog address threadscapestudio.blogspot.com
Happy Holidays to you and yours
All my Best Barbara

Barbara Williamson said...

Thank you for the opportunity to try for the magazine subscription My Best Barb

Craftymomfromerie said...

Would love to check this magazine out!!
Thankyou for the giveaway.

Andrea said...

Lovely!

anm at mielkesfiberarts dot com