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.

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

10/06/2021
The new BERNINA 790 Crystal Edition

The latest BERNINA has arrived and has been tested and ready for purchase. Only two available so don’t delay if this is the machine you have been waiting for!

Lot’s happening at the shop! Our Saturday FB Live featuring BERNINA Feet is available on YouTube and the feet are now so...
10/06/2021

Lot’s happening at the shop! Our Saturday FB Live featuring BERNINA Feet is available on YouTube and the feet are now sold on our website. Our Blog post has more information along with our schedule for product demos during our Artistic Artifacts Creative Quest. Get the details at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/blog/?p=7830

10/05/2021
Shop refresh at Artistic Artifacts

No rest for the weary as we get ready for our Artistic Artifacts Creative Quest weekend. We redid our fabric shelves over the weekend to accommodate our selection. Fabrics are included in the 15% off sale (in store only) as part of our event.

10/02/2021

Judy Gula & Leslie Gill-Aglah talk about some of Leslie’s favorite BERNINA feet in this week’s FB Live at Artistic Artifacts. You can now order BERNINA Feet & Accessories on our website.

Batik Day is an Indonesian cultural day for celebrating batik – the traditional cloth of Indonesia. It is celebrated on ...
10/02/2021

Batik Day is an Indonesian cultural day for celebrating batik – the traditional cloth of Indonesia. It is celebrated on October 2 and marks the anniversary of when UNESCO recognized batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009.
These new batik panels will be featured in our Third Thursday FB Live Sale on October 21!

Batik Day is an Indonesian cultural day for celebrating batik – the traditional cloth of Indonesia. It is celebrated on October 2 and marks the anniversary of when UNESCO recognized batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009.
These new batik panels will be featured in our Third Thursday FB Live Sale on October 21!

We’re trying to decide which color of Ahrora 40wt Glow in the Dark thread we should use to quilt these Halloween themed ...
10/02/2021

We’re trying to decide which color of Ahrora 40wt Glow in the Dark thread we should use to quilt these Halloween themed designs by Tim Holtz. Find the fabric at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/seas.html and let us know which of the 8 thread colors you select from https://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/AR.html

We’re trying to decide which color of Ahrora 40wt Glow in the Dark thread we should use to quilt these Halloween themed designs by Tim Holtz. Find the fabric at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/seas.html and let us know which of the 8 thread colors you select from https://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/AR.html

Effective today, you can now order BERNINA Feet from our website at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/Bfeet.htm...
10/01/2021

Effective today, you can now order BERNINA Feet from our website at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/Bfeet.html Join us tomorrow for our FB Live at 9:30 am EDT as Judy Vincentz Gula & Leslie Gill-Aglah share their favorite feet on Let’s Talk BERNINA Presser Feet

Effective today, you can now order BERNINA Feet from our website at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/Bfeet.html Join us tomorrow for our FB Live at 9:30 am EDT as Judy Vincentz Gula & Leslie Gill-Aglah share their favorite feet on Let’s Talk BERNINA Presser Feet

For a limited time, fabrics designed by Tula Pink are available at 10% off with the use of our TULA2021 coupon code whic...
09/30/2021

For a limited time, fabrics designed by Tula Pink are available at 10% off with the use of our TULA2021 coupon code which applies to in-stock fabrics (first come, first served) and you must use our coupon code to receive the discounted price. Shop at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/tula.html

For a limited time, fabrics designed by Tula Pink are available at 10% off with the use of our TULA2021 coupon code which applies to in-stock fabrics (first come, first served) and you must use our coupon code to receive the discounted price. Shop at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/tula.html

Our headline this week in our Newsletter is that we will now be able to sell BERNINA Accessories online!  But that’s no ...
09/29/2021
Artistic Artifacts: BERNINA Accessories Online on Friday, Coupon Code to Save on Tula Pink, Surprise Boxes of Fabrics, Learn Improv Techniques, much more

Our headline this week in our Newsletter is that we will now be able to sell BERNINA Accessories online! But that’s no all the news you will find at https://gem.godaddy.com/p/68c9e21

BERNINA Accessories Online! When October begins this Friday, Artistic Artifacts have BERNINA presser feet and accessories available in our secure onl...

Check out this wonderful use of woven & vintage fabrics and the hand stitching on this vest! Posted @withregram • @fitfo...
09/29/2021

Check out this wonderful use of woven & vintage fabrics and the hand stitching on this vest!

Posted @withregram • @fitforartpatterns Carrie is celebrating the completion of her Tabula Rasa Boro Vest, begun 3 years ago! 🎉🎉

Check out this wonderful use of woven & vintage fabrics and the hand stitching on this vest!

Posted @withregram • @fitforartpatterns Carrie is celebrating the completion of her Tabula Rasa Boro Vest, begun 3 years ago! 🎉🎉

And we’re here as your source with “Creative Finds for Creative Minds” at Artistic Artifacts! Find fabric & mixed media ...
09/29/2021

And we’re here as your source with “Creative Finds for Creative Minds” at Artistic Artifacts! Find fabric & mixed media supplies and inspiration on our website, weekly eNewsletter, and YouTube channel.

And we’re here as your source with “Creative Finds for Creative Minds” at Artistic Artifacts! Find fabric & mixed media supplies and inspiration on our website, weekly eNewsletter, and YouTube channel.

Ready for your next art quilt project! Each kit Includes one hand drawn Batik Panel by Rusli and accompanying Australian...
09/28/2021

Ready for your next art quilt project! Each kit Includes one hand drawn Batik Panel by Rusli and accompanying Australian Aborigine-designed fabrics (totaling 2 yards) -- plus Judy Gula's book, Colorful Batik Panel Quilts, in case you need a little extra inspiration! 4 color options for the panels. Find our kits at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/qkits.html

Our recording of Gwen Lafleur’s demonstration of using her BoHo Blends Embossing Powder to make faux wax seals is now av...
09/28/2021

Our recording of Gwen Lafleur’s demonstration of using her BoHo Blends Embossing Powder to make faux wax seals is now available on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/BwNSMg3cDUw. Gwen also gave us a preview of her upcoming online class “Wrap and Roll” that you won’t want to miss.

We love comments like this "Visited the shop yesterday for the 1st time & blown away by all your beautiful fabrics! Defi...
09/27/2021

We love comments like this "Visited the shop yesterday for the 1st time & blown away by all your beautiful fabrics! Definitely will be back soon 😍"

And the stockings were hung by the counter with care....

We love comments like this "Visited the shop yesterday for the 1st time & blown away by all your beautiful fabrics! Definitely will be back soon 😍"

And the stockings were hung by the counter with care....

Check our selection of Wideback Fabrics! Wideback fabrics mean no seams on the reverse of your large quilts. They can al...
09/27/2021

Check our selection of Wideback Fabrics! Wideback fabrics mean no seams on the reverse of your large quilts. They can also be used for wholecloth quilts, tablecloths or curtains! Unless otherwise indicated, our wideback fabric is priced and sold per ½ yard at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/wideback.html

Check our selection of Wideback Fabrics! Wideback fabrics mean no seams on the reverse of your large quilts. They can also be used for wholecloth quilts, tablecloths or curtains! Unless otherwise indicated, our wideback fabric is priced and sold per ½ yard at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/wideback.html

Are you confused about which thread to use for your machine embroidery project? This short video describes the options o...
09/27/2021
Choosing the Best Machine Embroidery Thread

Are you confused about which thread to use for your machine embroidery project? This short video describes the options of WonderFil Threads based on the desired look & purpose of your project. Find all the threads on our website

If you’re lucky enough to own an embroidery machine, you have a million creative possibilities you can do for any project. We’re going to take a closer look ...

Mark your calendars for our Artistic Artifacts Creative Quest & Handmade Market the weekend of October 8 - 11.
09/26/2021

Mark your calendars for our Artistic Artifacts Creative Quest & Handmade Market the weekend of October 8 - 11.

Mark your calendars for our Artistic Artifacts Creative Quest & Handmade Market the weekend of October 8 - 11.

We’re looking forward to our BERNINA Serger Test Drive with Kathy Lincoln, BERNINA ambassador. Test Drive BERNINA’s Over...
09/26/2021

We’re looking forward to our BERNINA Serger Test Drive with Kathy Lincoln, BERNINA ambassador. Test Drive BERNINA’s Overlocker line of machines with Kathy Lincoln, our BERNINA Ambassador. Registrants will create a Bright Batik Sun Shining Pillow cover while using the BERNINA L450; L 460; L850; L 860 and L890 Overlocker machines. Kathy has created this project step by step, all student will get to experience each BERNINA Overlocker Machine. The event will be offered Oct 15 & 16. Registration is limited so reserve early at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/2910152021.html

We’re looking forward to our BERNINA Serger Test Drive with Kathy Lincoln, BERNINA ambassador. Test Drive BERNINA’s Overlocker line of machines with Kathy Lincoln, our BERNINA Ambassador. Registrants will create a Bright Batik Sun Shining Pillow cover while using the BERNINA L450; L 460; L850; L 860 and L890 Overlocker machines. Kathy has created this project step by step, all student will get to experience each BERNINA Overlocker Machine. The event will be offered Oct 15 & 16. Registration is limited so reserve early at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/2910152021.html

09/25/2021

Gwen Lafleur was our guest today for our FB Live series demonstrating how to make faux wax seals using her Boho Blends embossing powder and rubber stamps, plus a technique to create marbled effects.

09/25/2021
Join us this morning (Saturday) for our FB Live at 9:30 am EDT with @gwenaval as our guest. You will get a sneak peek at...
09/25/2021

Join us this morning (Saturday) for our FB Live at 9:30 am EDT with @gwenaval as our guest. You will get a sneak peek at her upcoming online collaborative with us “Wrap & Roll” scheduled for Oct 23rd.
We’ll save the video on our FB page & it will be available on our YouTube channel next week. Class details & registration at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/2910232021.html

It was so nice to be contacted by @thequiltersguild to be included in their Contemporary Quilt book. They included Judy ...
09/24/2021

It was so nice to be contacted by @thequiltersguild to be included in their Contemporary Quilt book. They included Judy Gula’s ‘The Lady on the Garden’ quilt and a blog post about creating the mixed media piece with Transfer Artist Paper.

Just a few of what you will find at our Parking Lot Sale Sat from 9 - 1 at 4750 Eisenhower Ave in Alexandria, VA. Can’t ...
09/24/2021

Just a few of what you will find at our Parking Lot Sale Sat from 9 - 1 at 4750 Eisenhower Ave in Alexandria, VA. Can’t make it? We’ll give you a walk through & will be offering 4 lbs of fabric for $50 to our online customers.

We have recently added Treasure Boxes to our website.  These are curated collections from Judy Vincentz Gula's are in li...
09/24/2021

We have recently added Treasure Boxes to our website. These are curated collections from Judy Vincentz Gula's are in limited quantities following our FB Live Third Thursday Sales. Order now at https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/skp.html

The weather cooperated and we had a good day for indigo dyeing to close out the season.
09/23/2021

The weather cooperated and we had a good day for indigo dyeing to close out the season.

Photos from Artistic Artifacts's post
09/23/2021

Photos from Artistic Artifacts's post

Gwen Lafleur is our guest for our Facebook Live session this Saturday morning, September 25 at 9:30 am EDT. Gwen will sh...
09/23/2021

Gwen Lafleur is our guest for our Facebook Live session this Saturday morning, September 25 at 9:30 am EDT. Gwen will share methods of making faux wax seals using her Boho Blends embossing powder and rubber stamps, plus a technique to create marbled effects. It’s more fun live, but if you can’t join us, we’ll save the video & share on our YouTube channel.

Gwen Lafleur is our guest for our Facebook Live session this Saturday morning, September 25 at 9:30 am EDT. Gwen will share methods of making faux wax seals using her Boho Blends embossing powder and rubber stamps, plus a technique to create marbled effects. It’s more fun live, but if you can’t join us, we’ll save the video & share on our YouTube channel.

There’s always a whole lot going on at Artistic Artifacts. The best way to stay up to date is with direct delivery of ou...
09/22/2021

There’s always a whole lot going on at Artistic Artifacts. The best way to stay up to date is with direct delivery of our weekly eNewsletter. Read this week’s news & sign up to make sure you don’t miss a thing. https://gem.godaddy.com/p/5544e21

09/22/2021

We just got notice that Cindy Grisdela new book ‘Adventures in Improv’ has been shipped and we will have it available very soon!!

Address

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 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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

Kathy Miller mot that Erica is back in this area this is a fabulous shop to visit.
I hope you are all safe from the tornado.
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.