Carol Eaton: Art Cloth Entrepreneur

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Carol Eaton is an exhibiting artist who has also been featured in Quilting Arts magazine.  Her colorful fabric is often inspired by nature and is always amazingly complex.  Carol is offering a sampler of her beautiful hand-crafted fabric for one prize for the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer as well as beautiful custom-printed fabric as part of a collection by The Printed Fabric Bee.

1.  What made you decide to Sponsor the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer?
Fighting cancer is a priority combined with an art related fund raiser made it a perfect fit and I was happy to contribute fabric to this event!

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One donor during the Fiber 5K will one five one-yard cuts of hand-crafted fabrics.
Techniques include ice dyeing, snow dyeing, hand painting, stamping, and sun printing.  Signed by the artist.

 2.  What are you working on in your studio or what’s new in your biz?
My web site will launch within the next few months allowing me to reach more fabric artists and collectors. My one-of-a-kind fabrics are made using only the highest quality materials incorporating unique techniques such as ice dyeing, decolorant and manipulating fiber reactive dyes. Each individual art cloth in the collection is signed by the artist.

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One donor will win this fabric by Carol and nine more custom-printed quarter yards from The Printed Fabric Bee
once the 3K mark ($3000 raised) has been passed during the Fiber 5K.

3.  What is one of your goals for 2014?
I’m focusing on the word “launch” in 2014! It’s an energetic word that willhelp keep me on track for creating new art and keeping my creative arts business on track!

4.  What big trend do you see in the fiber/textile world in 2014?
I’ve noticed a trend towards incorporating natural elements when dyeing or printing. I’ve seen a shift towards a more subdued color palette but it may be just the “lens” in which I view the world!

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 Ten professional textile artists, including Carol, make up The Printed Fabric Bee.

5.  What advice do you have for new artists/new business owners?
My advice is to keep your “eye on the prize”! It’s easy to be pulled in many directions especially in the creative arts business so remaining connected to your overall goal is a must for success! Review your goals often to track progress and remember it’s ok to adjust the goal along the way but continue to move forwards… not sideways or backwards!

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Opens Wednesday, January 15
10 a.m. Central

Goal: $5000 for the American Cancer Society
Fiberart For A Cause has donated more than $230,000 to the American Cancer Society since 2005.

 

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