Tyvek Innovative Uses Blog, by Material Concepts

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tyvek Textile and Mixed Media Art

We continue to find many artists are using Tyvek® in their pieces, particularly fabric/textile artists and mixed media artists. Artists seem to like the many and varied ways that Tyvek® can be manipulated to accomplish the effect they are striving for in their work.

Carolyn Saxby is a textile / mixed media artist in St. Ives, Cornwall in the UK. She is using Tyvek® in her work and posted photos of her textile work on her blog: http://carolynsaxby.blogspot.com/. She was kind enough to allow us to post the photos of her art on our blog. She describes this materials in this piece: "I painted and manipulated some Tyvek, heated and distressed long strips of sheers/chiffons and cut fabrics."

Photos courtesy of Carolyn Saxby Mixed Media Textile Art.
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Additional photos available at: Carolyn Saxby Mixed Media Textile Art Blog

Carolyn comments: "I love to use Tyvek in my work. Such interesting textures and effects can be achieved by heating, manipulating and distressing this versatile product! It is one of my favourite techniques and to anyone who has never tried it before - give it a go. You will have such fun!"

For artists using Tyvek in their work, Material Concepts allows you to buy Tyvek rolls or sheets online, or you can call us to place an order: 215-338-6515 or toll free in the US: 1-800-372-3366.

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Blogger LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Thank you for including my work on your blog. In the near future, I will be posting more art pieces using Tyvek that you may be interested in

Kind regards, Carolyn Saxby


February 22, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

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