Applique, Felt, Embroidery, Fabric Relief, Children's Book Illustration, Dolls, Mixed Media
Where did you learn your textile skills?
I am self taught in needle arts, but learned about art and design while an illustration major at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Is there anything else you'd like other members of Stitchin' Fingers to know about you? Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
I have been making textile artwork for over 30 years and have illustrated several children's books using a mixed media and embroidery technique I call Fabric Relief. My most recent book is "Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes". I am also the author of the popular how-to book "Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects".
I didn't do Mrs. Chute's class, but I certainly remember my introduction to enameling with your mother! One of my well earned Girl Scout badges. Salley, you make us stitchers all proud as we follow your successful career in this art form. I stitched in my teens with influence from my mother, but didn't pick it up as a serious 'hobby' until 7 years ago. I love the medium for creativity and expression. I'd love to see more of your work next time we visit the Cape. Best for the new year, Laurel