Making 3-D Textile Art

blue/white fan

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  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Making 3-D Textile Art
  • ROXANE RECOMMENDS:  Giclee Prints for Gifts

Making 3-D Textile Art

Are you ready to go to the Third Dimension? (Cue dramatic music).  I have been making 3-D textile art for a while now.  I’m ready to share it with anyone who wants to learn about it. I’m having the first of my monthly art quilting/textile Salons, and we will be playing with textiles in the 3rd dimension.    I’ve been working out the bugs, using new materials and playing with new shapes.  I even bought a new tool to help me make nice even holes, so I can sew the shapes together.

crop a dile tool
crop a dile hole punching tool

Lately, I’ve been working with fan shapes:

purple fan
purple fan


blue/white fan
blue/white fan

 If you would like to learn some of these fun techniques and make your own 3-D textile sculpture, email me at and let me know.  Space is filling up fast, so don’t wait.  I hope you can make it.


TIME: 10 AM-12 or 1PM

PLACE: MY STUDIO, 1237 N. Blount St. Raleigh, NC 27604

FEE:  $45, includes materials and use of my machines and tools.  Bring any fabric, heavier threads, decorative threads, perle cotton, yarns, trims, you want to work with. If you bring a friend, your fee drops to $35, but you MUST RSVP, so I can make sure I have adequate supplies and room.  Pay when you arrive, cash or check is preferred.



Wedding gifts, grad gifts, anniversary gifts, birthdays are all good excuses to give someone a gorgeous Giclee print of one of my textile paintings.  Please email me ( if you are interested in ordering any of my work in a museum quality print.  Notecards are also available.  Calendars might be good too.  What do you think?

And don’t forget, I make custom commissions too!  Read what my client Glenda had to say about her custom commission experience:

“Normally, I would be anxious about commissioning someone to do a work of art such as this. However, I felt a connection to you when Leigh showed me your work. It resonated with me and when I met you, you seemed almost a personification of your work. I immediately felt comfortable with you and knew that what you would create would be stunning. And it is!” 

About Roxane

Roxane is a full time studio textile artist and teacher with two girls and 1 fat cat.  She is a 2012 Niche Award Winner and exhibits her work all over the world.  Roxane enjoys traveling, knitting and most of all working with students who want to create their own fiber art, and not simply make other people’s patterns.  Her work is in several private collections and loves doing custom commissions.

If you and a small group of folks want a more private instruction experience, call me.  We can work out a studio workshop in my studio. Just drop me an email:

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