Baroque Giftwraps

My Baroque collection is now available as gift wrap! Each roll is printed on heavy paper (satin or matte finish), 26″ wide x 72″ long. Only $15/roll, which is about the same cost as premium gift wrap sold in boutiques. Each colorway is also still available printed onto a wide range of fabric. Click the image to order!

Baroque - Machiavellian (Large)
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Reinstallation of Rodin’s Burghers of Calais

The reinstallation of Rodin's Burghers of Calais
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Aggressively Argyle: 14 Days of Compliments

Aggressively Argyle: 7 Double-Sided Cut & Sew Bow-Ties for 14 Days of Compliments. Fabric designed by J. Thomson © 2013 All rights reserved.Seven double-sided bow-ties for two weeks’ worth of compliments… all on one yard of fabric for less than what you’d expect to pay for just one bow-tie in the department store. Continue reading

The Flamingo Collection: 7 Cut & Sew Bow-Ties Fabric

The Flamingo Collection: 7 kitschy cut & sew bow-ties. Fabric designed by J. Thomson © 2013 All rights reserved.Just in time for the Spring Formal at the trailer park, here are seven bow-ties with pink plastic flamingos on them!  Continue reading

Laser-Cut Bow-Tie Templates

Acrylic templates for cutting 7 different bow-ties from fabric. © 2013 J. Thomson All rights reserved

Note: This post was originally published in 2013, as I was developing the first set of templates. They have been updated since then, and are available to purchase at shop.lavaguy.com now.

I finally received my first-ever set of laser-cut acrylic bow-tie templates for cutting fabric (available from Ponoko here).  (Please excuse the crappy smartphone photo.)

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The Big Dots Collection: 7 Cut & Sew Bow-Ties Fabric

The Big Dots Collection: 7 Cut & Sew Bow-Ties, fabric designed by J. Thomson © 2013 All rights reserved.The Big Dots Collection is a cut & sew pattern designed to give you seven bow-ties on one yard of fabric. Each bow-tie has colorful dots on one side, and coordinating stripes on the other.  Continue reading

The Striped Sophisticate: 7 Cut & Sew Bow-Ties Bursting With Stripey Goodness!

The Striped Sophisticate: 7 Cut & Sew Bow-Ties Bursting With Stripey Goodness! Fabric Design by J. Thomson © 2013 All rights reserved.

Seven brand new cut & sew bow-ties packed with extra stripey goodness!  Continue reading

The Baroque Collection: 7 Cut & Sew Bow-Ties

Baroque Collection: 7 Cut & Sew Bow-Ties, fabric by J. Thomson © 2013 All rights reserved

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Aluminum Casting at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

Aluminum Casting at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to spend the whole day casting hot molten metal (aluminum) at a workshop I took at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, with about 8 or 9 other people. That’s me with my hot-out-of-the-mold sculpture of an african mask medallion. I had a blast, and so did all the other sculptors there. Some of them had some prior experience (as I do), and for some this was their very first attempt at sculpture (way to go, public relations-specialist Colleen!) Darla at PSG says they’ll run this course frequently (monthly?), but if you’re the type who’s bothered by working all day in an unheated space in January, you might want to wait for warmer weather.