Traci Bunkers' Profile

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Hi! I'm a self-employed artist in Lawrence, KS, where I have a small business called Bonkers Handmade Originals. My biggest news is my book, "Print & Stamp Lab" is now in book stores! It's a book on how to make your own printing and stamping tools, and ways to use them. I'm very excited about this!

I do a lot of different things-- I dye spinning fibers and yarns, create an artzine called Tub Legs, design knit/crochet ware for yarn companies & magazines, have a small line of art rubber stamps, am a visual journaler, book maker, and photographer--mainly toy cameras and pinholes. My favorite cameras are polaroids and my jamcam. But I have quite a collection of different cameras and am enamored with which ever one I'm using at the time. My newest fun is making buttons and magnets. I also travel around teaching workshops in spinning, knitting, dyeing, photography and book arts, and…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 14
  • Joined April 19, 2009

Favorite materials

soft merino, silk, tencel, bamboo, nylon, milk spinning fiber, soy silk

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About

Hi! I'm a self-employed artist in Lawrence, KS, where I have a small business called Bonkers Handmade Originals. My biggest news is my book, "Print & Stamp Lab" is now in book stores! It's a book on how to make your own printing and stamping tools, and ways to use them. I'm very excited about this!

I do a lot of different things-- I dye spinning fibers and yarns, create an artzine called Tub Legs, design knit/crochet ware for yarn companies & magazines, have a small line of art rubber stamps, am a visual journaler, book maker, and photographer--mainly toy cameras and pinholes. My favorite cameras are polaroids and my jamcam. But I have quite a collection of different cameras and am enamored with which ever one I'm using at the time. My newest fun is making buttons and magnets. I also travel around teaching workshops in spinning, knitting, dyeing, photography and book arts, and mixed-media.

Making art is just as important to me as breathing. I am happiest when I am making things.

My knitting & crochet designs have graced the covers and insides of various magazines, books and pattern booklets such as "Knitters", "Knit.1" and some others I'm not remembering right now. I was one of the featured hand-dyers & designers in "Handpaint Country", and a hat designed for Tahki Yarns was on the cover of their accessories booklet. I also was the editor for the book "Spin It: Making Yarn from Scratch".

As far as mixed-media goes, I just had my firs book published, "Print & Stamp Lab." Besides that, I've had my work in "The Creative Entrepreneur" by Lisa Sonora Beam, "1000 Artist Journal Pages" by Dawn DeVries Sokol,"The Decorated Journal" by Gwen Diehn, "The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery" by Karen Michel, "Beyond Paper Dolls" by Lynne Perrella, "Artist Trading Card Workshop" by Bernie Berlin, and "Kaleidoscope: Ideas And Projects to Spark Your Creativity" by Suzanne Simanaitis.

Along with Tub Legs, I also put together a how-to photography booklet on alternative photography with several kinds of polaroid cameras and also how to turn them into pinhole cameras.

Want to know more about me? Google me, e-mail me, or, you can go to my blog at http://www.TraciBunkers.blogspot.com

You can also sign up for my e-mail list to receive e-newsletters at http://eepurl.com/g6zS, and you can join my facebook fan page at http://tinyurl.com/ylffndj

Thanks for stopping by! I regularly add new things, so come by again soon!

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