Kit Kraft January 25, 2011Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Art Supplies, Inspiration, Sewing and Workroom Supplies, Textile Resources , comments closed
Need feathers? Acrylic Domes and display boxes? Beads? Adhesives? Clock Parts? A Gold Leafing Kit? Fabric Paint or Dyes? Faux Fur? Letters, Numbers, & Striping Tape? Sequins? Faux Fur? String, Cord, Threads or Fibers? A Stuffed Blow Fish?
Really, who doesn’t need these things?
Kit Kraft is a favorite resource for Professor Jason Bunin for anything and everything for mood boards, presentations and craft projects. He swears by this site for their speed, reliability and pricing. I think they’re pretty nifty, too.
This one should be on your list of go-to sites for the future. Add it to your bookmarks bar!
- Tiffany Horton
In a Bind August 12, 2010Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Art Supplies, Design Resources, Local Sources, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
A question that often comes up in my class is where can you get a booklet printed and bound. Everyone knows that Kinko’s can do it for you, but they don’t offer a variety of binds and well, let’s face it, Kinko’s lacks consistency. Some of them, however, are open 24 hrs which in many cases makes it the only choice for your printing needs. If you plan ahead, however, there is a number of excellent choices available to you for professional printing and binding needs.
Staples is a great place to have presentations bound. They offer six different types of binding. You can create your project online and pick up at a store.
mimeo.com is an online store that offers all kinds of printed presentation options and same day service (not including shipping). They offer nine types of binding and are very well priced. For a 5 page color presentation, printed front and back and black tape bound for same day turn-around is only $9.18. Yes, that’s right, only $9.18. Yes, they will do a single copy, no minimums. They also offer 50% off on your first order.
ABC Imaging, the company that has an on site campus printing in Atlanta, can do a variety of printed presentations as well. As a warning, they aren’t open on Sundays. They do offer building and car wraps, however, which might be even cooler than a printed booklet. Imagine your professor’s surprise when they find out you’ve wrapped their car with your presentation.
Speaking of taking your presentation to the next level, if you want to try book binding by hand, some local stores in Atlanta have book making supplies including Binders Art Supply and Paper Source. Online sources like Talasonline.com and Bookbinders offer greater variety of goods, but you have to know what you are ordering.
The real key to having your project nicely bound is finishing your work in enough time to have it bound. Professional binding isn’t going to happen at 3 AM when your project is due at 8 AM. Shocking news, I know.
The Mother of all Fashion Websites May 21, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Art Supplies, Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Local Sources, Manufacturers, Museums and Exhibitions, Organizations and Associations, Professional Portfolios, Sewing and Workroom Supplies, Textile Resources, Trade Shows, Trends , comments closed
- This link comes to us from Professor Bruno Lima. It is like a warehouse of great links for all things fashion. It has well edited lists of links for everything from super-hip stores to inspiring artists to modeling agencies to cutting edge magazines. If you need to find a fashion resource, this is definitely the place to go.
- One excellent aspect of this site is the search feature – which will search across all of their recommended websites for your keyword. So, for instance, if you type in the word “Givenchy” Fashion.net will bring you links to articles on Style.com, Elle, ShowStudio, HintMag, Wallpaper, etc. THAT is really, really helpful.
- As Professor Lima says “This is one my favorites fashion web sites. Please check it out!”
Greenberg and Hammer Catalogue April 29, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Art Supplies, Design Resources, Manufacturers, Sewing and Workroom Supplies , comments closed
Everything you will ever need is in this catalogue HERE. Incredible resource for notions and sewing supplies. This 162 page catalogue could be your one-stop-shop for workroom supplies including boning, pins, bust pads, buttons, chalk, pressing equipment, ribbon, rulers, scissors, seam binding, sewing machines and gadgets, dress forms, hangers, grommets, interfacings (a vast selection), fabric dye, snaps, labels, needles, zipper parts and much, much more.
- Click here to visit the Greenberg and Hammer website.
- Tiffany Teague