Artistic Artifacts

Artistic Artifacts Artistic Artifacts sells a range of fabric & mixed media art supplies in our Alexandria, VA shop and online. We are an authorized BERNINA dealer with a trained technician.
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Artistic Artifacts is a creative resource for fabric, fiber, and mixed media art products sold online and in our shop in Alexandria, VA. We are an authorized BERNINA dealer and carry a full line of WonderFil Specialty Threads. Our goal is to be the source of Creative Finds for the Creative Mind! We carry a wide selection of fabrics for the sewing and quilting enthusiast. Our fabric lines include o

Artistic Artifacts is a creative resource for fabric, fiber, and mixed media art products sold online and in our shop in Alexandria, VA. We are an authorized BERNINA dealer and carry a full line of WonderFil Specialty Threads. Our goal is to be the source of Creative Finds for the Creative Mind! We carry a wide selection of fabrics for the sewing and quilting enthusiast. Our fabric lines include o

Operating as usual

What fun today at our Parking Lot Yard Sale! It was so nice to see our friends again and help them replenish their stash...
06/05/2021

What fun today at our Parking Lot Yard Sale! It was so nice to see our friends again and help them replenish their stash! And special thanks to the family & friends who made this possible.

06/05/2021
Artistic Artifacts Parking Lot Sale

Judy Gula, mixed media artist and Chief Creative Mind at Artisitic Artifacts, gives us a walk through of our parking lot sale along with a view inside the warehouse. This was our first group event since pre-Covid and it was nice to see so many of our friends and customers stop by today!

There is a lot happening at Artistic Artifacts as we kick off the month of June! All the details is in this week’s newsl...
06/04/2021

There is a lot happening at Artistic Artifacts as we kick off the month of June! All the details is in this week’s newsletter at https://gem.godaddy.com/p/882f621

Nice to be browsing through ‘Yarn-Thread-String’ from @uppercasemag and see WonderFil Specialty Threads featured. It’s a...
06/04/2021

Nice to be browsing through ‘Yarn-Thread-String’ from @uppercasemag and see WonderFil Specialty Threads featured. It’s a beautiful book with lots of inspiration for all of us who love fiber in all it’s forms! Find the book & WonderFil Threads at https://www.artisticartifacts.com

Normally this week end is our local quilt show put on by the members of Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia. The sho...
06/03/2021

Normally this week end is our local quilt show put on by the members of Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia. The show is virtual this year so instead we are having a Artistic Artifacts Parking Lot Yard Sale. We’ll have lots of fabric, books, beads, and ‘stuff’ from a few studios of artist friends of Judy Vincentz Gula. We are also offering 10% off everything in the store with some exceptions (sewing machines, classes, and gift certificates). Spread the word!

Hopscotch by Alison Glass has just arrived! This collection of linework designs features four designs: Compass, Grow, St...
06/03/2021

Hopscotch by Alison Glass has just arrived! This collection of linework designs features four designs: Compass, Grow, Stitched, and Trinket. Just one of the new collection of fabrics you will find in our Modern Cotton selection at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/MQF.html

Hopscotch by Alison Glass has just arrived! This collection of linework designs features four designs: Compass, Grow, Stitched, and Trinket. Just one of the new collection of fabrics you will find in our Modern Cotton selection at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/MQF.html

Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia has a virtual show this year. The online exhibit will open June 4 on the QU Webs...
06/02/2021

Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia has a virtual show this year. The online exhibit will open June 4 on the QU Website and includes more than 500 quilts from all 11 QU Chapters. This is our own local guild — most staff are members — and as always Artistic Artifacts is proud to be a supporting vendor for this event.

Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia has a virtual show this year. The online exhibit will open June 4 on the QU Website and includes more than 500 quilts from all 11 QU Chapters. This is our own local guild — most staff are members — and as always Artistic Artifacts is proud to be a supporting vendor for this event.

Effective June 1, Artistic Artifacts is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and on Saturdays, 10:00 am – 4...
06/02/2021
Welcome to Artistic Artifacts: Creative Finds for Creative Minds

Effective June 1, Artistic Artifacts is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and on Saturdays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm — appointments no longer needed. We are happy to announce that all Artistic Artifacts staff members have been fully vaccinated! Although there have been changes to Virginia guidelines, our staff will continue to wear face masks in the shop, and we ask that our customers do so too, to accommodate others who are not able to be vaccinated due to health conditions, age, etc. As always, you can also shop 24/7 on our website at https://www.artisticartifacts.com

Artistic Artifacts specializes in Creative Finds for Creative Minds, offering new and vintage supplies for fiber and mixed media artists.

Tula Pink’s “Curiouser & Curiouser” collection has arrived! These fabrics were designed to be loud and exuberant while w...
06/01/2021

Tula Pink’s “Curiouser & Curiouser” collection has arrived! These fabrics were designed to be loud and exuberant while working seamlessly with her other collections! Three different FQ bundles to choose from as well as yardage. These are going fast so shop now at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/tula.html

Tula Pink’s “Curiouser & Curiouser” collection has arrived! These fabrics were designed to be loud and exuberant while working seamlessly with her other collections! Three different FQ bundles to choose from as well as yardage. These are going fast so shop now at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/tula.html

What a beautiful use for the Painter's Thread Ribbon Floss! Feeling inspired to try your own version of bargello?  Shop ...
06/01/2021

What a beautiful use for the Painter's Thread Ribbon Floss! Feeling inspired to try your own version of bargello? Shop our selection of Painter's Threads from Housetextilearts at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/ten.html

Bargello - Florentine Work - Hungarian Work - Flame Stitch. So many different names for such a beautiful needlework pattern. Have you ever tried to work it with a small ribbon? Well you should to it at once, it is such a beautiful effect.
For our little sample we used Ribbon Floss Cotton, the most versatile thread we know of, in colors Klimt, GrandmaMoses and IngeMeta. See all 30 Painters Glory and 10 Painters Pastel Colors in our shop.

A sneak peek at new panels that have arrived from Indonesia!  We have new found several new artisans and are working now...
06/01/2021

A sneak peek at new panels that have arrived from Indonesia! We have new found several new artisans and are working now to get these into inventory to share with you. Watch our eNewsletter for an announcement of when you can order yours. New subscribers receive a coupon code to save 10% on a future order! Sign up at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/ABUS.html

05/31/2021

What a nice 5 Star Review on Yelp from one of our local customers! "Most Creative people EVER... I can walk into the store with a thought and a vague idea and they can help me pick all the supplies that I need and give me some helpful tips on the project. I can call them with questions and, if the person answering the phone does not know the answer they will find someone who does."

We’ve been in touch with @theindianblockcraft and have placed orders for more wood blocks and fabric. With each order we...
05/31/2021

We’ve been in touch with @theindianblockcraft and have placed orders for more wood blocks and fabric. With each order we are sending additional funds to help support the families we met when visiting last year. Your orders help us help them & your support is very much appreciated. Find our wood blocks at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/block.html

A few behind the scene & closeup shots from our Beading on Fabric video. New camera man this week as Judy’s son was doin...
05/30/2021

A few behind the scene & closeup shots from our Beading on Fabric video. New camera man this week as Judy’s son was doing the filming.

Thank you for all the order of the Indian Block Printed fabric. We have placed another order with @theindianblockcraft b...
05/29/2021

Thank you for all the order of the Indian Block Printed fabric. We have placed another order with @theindianblockcraft but there is still plenty to choose from while we wait for our shipment. Our orders are helping their artisans during the pandemic crisis so your support is very much appreciated. The link to our selection is in our profile.

Thank you for all the order of the Indian Block Printed fabric. We have placed another order with @theindianblockcraft but there is still plenty to choose from while we wait for our shipment. Our orders are helping their artisans during the pandemic crisis so your support is very much appreciated. The link to our selection is in our profile.

05/29/2021
Beading on Fabric Part 4 with Judy Gula

Judy Gula, mixed media artist and chief creative mind at Artistic Artifacts, shares how she finished her Beading on Fabric sample book and the pe**te stitch used on her cover. The previous videos in the series can be found on our YouTube Channel.

What a nice shout out this week for Judy Vincentz Gula from Fiber Art Now!
05/29/2021

What a nice shout out this week for Judy Vincentz Gula from Fiber Art Now!

⭐️ FAN Member Spotlight ⭐️⁣

We are highlighting FAN member, Judy Gula @artistic_artifacts ⁣

Judy Gula, mixed media artist and owner of Artistic Artifacts, has developed a creative community and shares her style of making her fiber and mixed media art through a weekly FB Live video, YouTube Channel and blog posts. Her shop reflects her love of unique finds in fabrics, threads, art supplies, and vintage finds.⁣

See more from this artist: https://www.artisticartifacts.com⁣

#fiberartnow #fanmemberspotlight #fiberart #fiberartist #fiberartistsofinstagram #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediaartist #textileart #textileartist #stitched #stitchersofinstagram

Our weather today doesn't feel like summer but these wonderful "Boscage" fabrics should help you escape to the exotic is...
05/29/2021

Our weather today doesn't feel like summer but these wonderful "Boscage" fabrics should help you escape to the exotic island of Borneo with prints of beautiful wildlife and lush jungle vegetation. Shop now at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/agf.html

Our weather today doesn't feel like summer but these wonderful "Boscage" fabrics should help you escape to the exotic island of Borneo with prints of beautiful wildlife and lush jungle vegetation. Shop now at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/agf.html

05/28/2021

It is always nice to hear from our customers!

"I've enjoyed watching Judy's Saturday demos. I've been interested in learning to bead on fabric so Judy has inspired me to try it.

Also I've been looking at the wooden stamp sets for several months but haven't bought one.. Wednesday's newsletter prompted me to go ahead and buy the one I like the most. I plan to use the stamps for a beading pattern on fabric.

I'm so glad I found your website and especially the weekly videos which are the highlight of my week.

Again thanks for your help and inspiration."
AVH

And folks in the shipping department responded-
"Thank you so much for your kind words and support! We see your name often and are so happy you found us too! Please share your work with us as you go- we do not demand finished projects and love to see as projects develop. See you online tomorrow for the final installment of Bead Month!" ~Jen, Shipping

Additional discount on our Sale Fabrics. Use our coupon code SALEFABRIC as you check out to receive an additional 15% of...
05/28/2021

Additional discount on our Sale Fabrics. Use our coupon code SALEFABRIC as you check out to receive an additional 15% off our already discounted prices! In addition to yardage, we have a number of precut fabrics available there in limited quantities. Discount will be applied for those shopping in the store.

Additional discount on our Sale Fabrics. Use our coupon code SALEFABRIC as you check out to receive an additional 15% off our already discounted prices! In addition to yardage, we have a number of precut fabrics available there in limited quantities. Discount will be applied for those shopping in the store.

We love how Jennifer Moore of Aster & Anne has embellished one of her pre cut felt bags with paints using stencils & woo...
05/28/2021

We love how Jennifer Moore of Aster & Anne has embellished one of her pre cut felt bags with paints using stencils & wood blocks and adding hand stitching. Feeling inspired? Order one of the bag kits & embellish using your favorite techniques. Find the bags at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/asteranne.html

We love how Jennifer Moore of Aster & Anne has embellished one of her pre cut felt bags with paints using stencils & wood blocks and adding hand stitching. Feeling inspired? Order one of the bag kits & embellish using your favorite techniques. Find the bags at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/asteranne.html

Over the last few days we have highlighted products we import from India.  Artistic Artifacts owner Judy Vincentz Gula h...
05/27/2021

Over the last few days we have highlighted products we import from India. Artistic Artifacts owner Judy Vincentz Gula has shared that “The products we import help support many artisans whose livelihood has been severely impacted due to the pandemic and current crisis in their country." We recently received these pictures of some of the work that goes into the block printed fabrics we sell. We are in contact with our distributors there who say our orders are helping. Find our Indian fabrics at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/Int.html Your orders help us help them and we appreciate your support.

Over the last few days we have highlighted products we import from India. Artistic Artifacts owner Judy Vincentz Gula has shared that “The products we import help support many artisans whose livelihood has been severely impacted due to the pandemic and current crisis in their country." We recently received these pictures of some of the work that goes into the block printed fabrics we sell. We are in contact with our distributors there who say our orders are helping. Find our Indian fabrics at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/Int.html Your orders help us help them and we appreciate your support.

This week's eNewsletter has lots of inspiration and products for you to explore hand stitching with texture, pattern & c...
05/27/2021

This week's eNewsletter has lots of inspiration and products for you to explore hand stitching with texture, pattern & color! You will find suggestions for books, thread, beads and wool and more at https://gem.godaddy.com/p/f813621

Pre-order now! ‘Here : There’ by Marcia Derse is her very first batik collection. Here : There includes 34 fabrics and c...
05/26/2021

Pre-order now! ‘Here : There’ by Marcia Derse is her very first batik collection. Here : There includes 34 fabrics and coordinates with her digitally printed feature fabric Wabi Sabi. Marcia says, "Hope you find this collaboration with the artisans of Bali as inspiring as I do! Order now at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/mdf.html

It’s the end of the month, which means we call your attention to our sale fabrics category! — for May we are treating ou...
05/26/2021

It’s the end of the month, which means we call your attention to our sale fabrics category! — for May we are treating our newsletter readers to a special coupon code to save even more. Find the coupon code in this week’s newsletter to receive an additional 15% off our already discounted prices! Find the newsletter at https://gem.godaddy.com/p/f813621

It’s the end of the month, which means we call your attention to our sale fabrics category! — for May we are treating our newsletter readers to a special coupon code to save even more. Find the coupon code in this week’s newsletter to receive an additional 15% off our already discounted prices! Find the newsletter at https://gem.godaddy.com/p/f813621

The products we import from India help support many artisans whose livelihood has been severely impacted due to the pand...
05/26/2021

The products we import from India help support many artisans whose livelihood has been severely impacted due to the pandemic and current crisis in their country. We are in contact with our distributors there who say our orders are helping. You can help support these villagers by purchasing our wooden printing blocks, block printed & hand dyed fabrics, and handmade papers which will allow us to order another shipment. A recent communication from one vendor said our order helped purchase oxygen cylinders for two people!! Thanks for supporting our small efforts. https://www.artisticartifacts.com

We’re thinking these prints from “Hibernate” by Stephanie Thannhauser for Dashwood Studio which features some very cleve...
05/26/2021

We’re thinking these prints from “Hibernate” by Stephanie Thannhauser for Dashwood Studio which features some very clever animals would make perfect kids quilts with a flannel backing! These are just some of the fun novelty print fabric combos we put together for last week’s eNewsletter featuring easy 3 Yard Quilts. Check out the newsletter on our website under About Us.

Artistic Artifacts carries wooden printing blocks hand carved by artisans in India. The support of these artisans provid...
05/25/2021

Artistic Artifacts carries wooden printing blocks hand carved by artisans in India. The support of these artisans provides a stable working wage to 40 families which is even more critical during the pandemic crisis in India. Find our sets and individual blocks at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/block.html

Each of the Aboriginal design fabrics we carry at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/aus.html has a story.from  ...
05/25/2021

Each of the Aboriginal design fabrics we carry at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/aus.html has a story.from Shown here is Meteors Red by Heather Kennedy which depicts the Dreamtime story of a cheeky woman named Puggareeta who tormented and fought a snake. Their wrestling heated up the ground, forming the hills and mountains of the landscapes. The snake cast the woman into the sky where she is held. Spirit Mienteina Puggareeta continued to play tricks on the sky deities, who occasionally grew frustrated with her antics and threw her across the sky. She is seen as a Meteor. The wonderful hues and dynamic, organic shapes make this multi-colored Aboriginal designed fabric ideal for quilting, home decor and wearable art. M&S Textiles Australia was established to promote Aboriginal designs to the quilting community.

Each of the Aboriginal design fabrics we carry at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/aus.html has a story.from Shown here is Meteors Red by Heather Kennedy which depicts the Dreamtime story of a cheeky woman named Puggareeta who tormented and fought a snake. Their wrestling heated up the ground, forming the hills and mountains of the landscapes. The snake cast the woman into the sky where she is held. Spirit Mienteina Puggareeta continued to play tricks on the sky deities, who occasionally grew frustrated with her antics and threw her across the sky. She is seen as a Meteor. The wonderful hues and dynamic, organic shapes make this multi-colored Aboriginal designed fabric ideal for quilting, home decor and wearable art. M&S Textiles Australia was established to promote Aboriginal designs to the quilting community.

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4750 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA
22304

1 mile from Van Dorn Metro

General information

Artistic Artifacts, an authorized BERNINA dealer, has a brick and mortar store in Alexandria, VA as well as secure on-line web shopping for a wide collection of fabric and mixed media art supplies. We offer a wide range of classes for the beginner to advanced fiber and mixed media enthusiast. Shop hours are posted. We do welcome special appointments, group visits or specially arranged classes. We sell our own batik line, artisan batik panels, and wooden printing blocks wholesale.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(703) 823-0202

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At Artistic Artifacts, we aim to inspire creativity in the Washington metro area and with our wider online community. Whether your passions lie in sewing, fiber arts, or mixed media, you'll find inspiring products to guide you through your next creation. Our shelves are filled with breath-taking fabrics, like our fair trade Batik Tambal artisans panels, and mixed media supplies that are perfect for your next project. We are an authorized BERNINA dealer with two trained technicians to service your sewing machines as well as an BERNINA Ambassador providing hands on training. And, if you’d like guidance on how to use your fabric and supplies, our classes, blog posts, and monthly gatherings at JAMs (Judy’s Altered Minds) are the perfect places to learn. We've been connecting with artists and makers in our community since 2011, and we look forward to serving you either locally or online.

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Comments

Wow. Read the article about you in the Washington Post! Bravo!
Made this scarf from the beautifully dyed skein I bought from you. Thanks!
I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THESE NEW SARI JOURNALS! THE RAG PAPER IS AWESOME AND A JOY TO WORK WITH. I AM BEGINNING WITH AN ASIAN THEME AND STILL HAVE A WAY TO GO WITH THESE PAGES, BUT I WANTED YOU ALL TO KNOW, THESE ARE WONDERFUL!
Thank you Artistic Artifacts- for the pickup order that topped up my stash of orange fabric and for the roll of batting to make this pumpkin- Now I want to try to snazz it up on version 2!
Someone sent this to me as part of an ATC swap
To Artistic Artifacts. I received my order of sari ribbon today and I am very pleased. Well worth the wait. Thanks.
OMGoodness. I received the Dear Stella dino fabric today. It is so beautiful and high quality. It will be on it's way to my daughter, a military spouse, tomorrow. Once it arrives, it will be made into the coolest items for and by my granddaughters.
Thank you Judy for the beautiful post card. Do you carry the Post Card stamp?
I have a complaint. You are Tooooo efficient! I had been in my arts closet to get out some paints, and was frustrated because the closet was a disaster, and when I pulled out paint I was fighting to get out the last bits in the containers. I got online and ordered new paint (and why not, a bit of fabric). I thought, by the time it arrives, I can get the closet cleaned out. But Noooooo! You were so fast, that now I'm working on a project. Is someone going to show up to clean out my closet?😎😎😎
I want to take your course on Pocketbook Mixed Media. I filled out the registration and visa information and your webpage could not process it. Please help.
Thank you so much for my pick up order today! J
Judy, I made these two pillowcases from the Horizon fabric. They were a gift for my son who became engaged in Hawaii recently. I was hoping the colors would remind them of their Hawaiian vacation.