Counting on T-shirts

One month ago I offered to handprint any design on any of my 125+ blank shirts.  Many of you took advantage of the offer and placed orders.  I cut the order acceptance off on Thanksgiving, and started printing the very next morning and the next whole day.  For every design ordered, I printed another 5-8 shirts to plump up my printed shirt bins.  So today with achey back and hands I have updated my shirt listings in my etsy shop which I will share with you as links you can click on to see what is available in each size.  (11/28/17: I still have a few sizes to photograph and list…but this is a good start.

I’m not accepting any more custom print orders, but the odds are I might have just what you want ready-to-go in my shirt bins.  The best way to find out is to click on the size you want in either Ladies or Unisex (Men’s) Style.  The link will take you to my etsy shop.  Don’t worry, you won’t be dealing with a stranger…it’s me checking my etsy orders every day and popping your orders in the mail to you.

As many of you know, my work goals are shifting to helping bring back the rya craft, so the shirts are just a side dish for me.  There will come a day when I must let it go, but while I have so many shirts and so many shirt-lovers nipping at my heals, I will find a way to make them available to you.  Thanks for understanding.  I will not be printing any more shirts this year!

Check the following links to see what is available today:  

Click to see list #1 of Ladies Small shirts.

Click to see list #2 of Ladies Small shirts.

Click to see Ladies Medium shirts

Click to see the Ladies Large Shirts   

Click to see Ladies X-Large shirts.

Click to see Ladies 2XL shirts.

 

Click to see the Men’s SMALL shirts  

 When you click, you can click on the photo and see close-ups of all the shirts.

 

Click to see Men’s MEDIUM shirts  

(I have plenty!)

Click to see Men’s LARGE shirts  

Click to see Men’s X-LARGE shirts.  

(I have plenty…just trying to change up the photos a little bit.  This shirt is available in X-Large.

Now for the Silk-screened shirts by size.  Many of these prices are drastically lowered to clear out almost-sold-out designs.  Help me out, OK?

Men’s Small Silk-screened shirts  

Men’s MEDIUM Silk-screened Shirts

Men’s LARGE Silk-screened Shirts

LONG-SLEEVE LADIES – All Sizes
LONGSLEEVE UNISEX – Handprinted Shirts ALL SIZES

I have many more shirts which I will keep photographing and listing here, so come back soon to see my hand-printed long-sleeved shirt and my silkscreened shirts.

 

 

I’m Teaching Rya at Common Ground on the Hill this Summer!

Student making color blending choices

As you may know, I have been a regular “student” of the Traditions Weeks at Common Ground on the Hill  since 2000.  If you are not familiar with their programs, take a look at their web site.  It used to be a one-week long residential (and commuter) Arts Camp focusing on the arts in all genres from all cultures. For the past several+ years it has grown into a 2-week camp. During Week II, I am teaching Scandinavian Rya Design where you will design and make your own rya with my guidance. (If you don’t know about rya, watch this 10-minute video I made with the Carroll County Times in 2012.)

I highly recommend taking the whole week off of work or routine if that is possible, and immerse yourself completely in the program. There are 5 periods each day plus meal time and concerts and lectures in the evenings and nights. You will meet people not only from all across the USA, but also the world.  You can also just sign up for one class, but believe me, you will want to stay for more each day.

Byrdcall Studio is filled with colors today.

Students from a previous class create their color combinations that they will knot onto their woven backings.

My class (in Week 2) runs from Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10 from 9  – 11:45 AM.  We currently have 5 students signed up, but this kind of class is even more fun with a few more because you all will get to see what each other are working on which expands your knowledge of the craft. You don’t need any particular skills or knowledge in fiber arts. I can provide all the supplies you might need since they truly are very hard to find otherwise.)  Click here to see my Workshop Write-up.

ShelvesofyarnFor those of you who live out-of-the -area, what a perfect chance for learning new skills, meeting new people, enjoying (and learning) arts and music from all around the world in a safe and easy environment–McDaniel College campus in Westminster, Maryland.  If this interests you, do not delay.  Classes are filling quickly.  Hope to see you there.  Feel free to share this with anyone who love the arts and sharing and learning with others.

Melinda

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This is the beginning of Angie Michal’s very first rya which she designed and knotted.

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The Odds of a Tattoo!

When something really amazing happens…the kind of thing that makes me ponder the universe, I like to share it with you.  One of those mind-blowing moments happened just the other day.  Here goes:  My husband and I were at the local nursery garden center picking out some new shrubs.  I kept wondering if we were looking at native varieties. Finally I said to John, I’m going to find someone to see if there is a section of just native species.  Bee! shirt

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My new friend, Jamie, at Sun Nursery sporting his new tattoo.

There were several staff around assisting clients.  I went up to a young man wearing a bandanna, and before I could ask my question, he said, “Wow, where did you get that shirt?”  I was wearing one of my hand-printed honeybee shirts–Bee!  I explained that I was the artist and I designed and carved the image… But before I could finish my little spiel, he extended his left arm and revealed the very same image tattooed on his inner arm!

After we both regained our composure, he went on to explain that a buddy of his had bought the shirt from a lady in Woodbine [guess that would be me].  They both liked the design very much. (obviously.) They had done a honeybee project in high school, and well, I guess they just decided to take the shirt to the tattoo artist, and requested that my Bee! be forever etched on their skin.Jamie arm tattoo

Frankly I am honored.  If you want to get my art tattooed on your body, go right ahead.  I’ll even drop by the tattoo parlor when it is done and add my signature.  If you ever want to get your picture in my blog posting, just send me a shot of any Byrdcall image tattooed on your body.  Makes my day.

Tattoo BrewerHere is another image of mine that I know  two guys got tattooed on their legs.  It is a logo I designed for a local homebrew supply shop.  Can you name the owner of this leg?  How about the Homebrew Supply Shop?

OK, who is next for their Byrd tattoo?

Step right up.