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FREE SHIPPING on USA orders over $75.00 (coupon code: FREESHIP75). This shop offers printed reproductions of Salley Mavor's dolls and embroidered scenes on note cards, puzzles and posters. Autographed children's books and Felt Wee Folk, a how-to book for making wee folk dolls are also for sale. Shipping is only available within the USA and Canada.
Felt Wee Folk: New Adventures how-to book - autographed 2015 edition with bonus faux flowers & playing cards
Debra on Jan 27, 20235 out of 5 stars
Honored to receive a signed copy of this wonderful book from the author and renowned artist! Having fun looking at the book and look forward to creating some of the adorable characters. Thank you!
Rachel on Jan 28, 20234 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous book. Sally Mayor's work is beyond stunning. I just have some mixed feelings about one or two of the choices of nursery rhymes. Still worth it for anyone who appreciates this level of artistry.
Once Upon a Stitch
I have had a life-long fascination with little things and needlework. Toward the end of art school, I rediscovered my childhood delight in sewing and creating miniature scenes. Leaving traditional illustration mediums behind, but still interested in narrative work, I taught myself stitching and fiber art techniques. For me, manipulating materials with my hands with a needle and thread was so much more satisfying than rendering with a pencil or brush. I found that I could communicate my ideas more clearly this way and that my hands would direct me in a compelling way.
My early pieces were soft sculpture, and then turned flatter, with raised figures and objects on a fabric background. I came up with the term “fabric relief” in 1982 to better describe my evolving technique. My 3-dimensional pictures resemble miniature, shallow stage sets, with scenery, props and characters telling a story. I embroider, wrap, appliqué and paint different materials and found objects to create scenes in relief, with figures imposed on an embellished fabric background. My work is decorative and detailed, full of patterns from nature, all stitched by hand.
For the past 20 years, I've been working in the field of illustration, making artwork which is then photographed and printed in children’s books. My most recent picture book, "Pocketful of Posies" won the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the 2011 SCBWI Golden Kite Award. The original fabric relief illustrations from the book are currently touring the country.
Salley Mavor learned how to sew as a child and has been creating magic with a needle and thread ever since.
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