Announcement This shop offers printed reproductions of Salley Mavor's dolls and embroidered scenes on note cards, posters and autographed children's books. How-to books for making wee folk dolls are also available. Free shipping for most items within the USA! Visit www.weefolkstudio.com for information about Salley Mavor's artwork.
This shop offers printed reproductions of Salley Mavor's dolls and embroidered scenes on note cards, posters and autographed children's books. How-to books for making wee folk dolls are also available. Free shipping for most items within the USA! Visit www.weefolkstudio.com for information about Salley Mavor's artwork.
orchid1245 on Jun 17, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love your work and really enjoy these excellent notecards from your books. So much to see. Thank you Sally!
Lily on Jun 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
Loved your work Salley for a long time. We are in Maine this week, hope to get up to the Brickstore Museum to see your beautiful needlework. Cards I ordered arrived so quickly. Thank you so much
Melanie on Jun 7, 20225 out of 5 stars
Such an incredible book! Stunning to imagine the work involved! Thank you for sharing your gifts!
Edna on Feb 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
Yes wonderful and very creative!
Vicki on Jul 1, 20225 out of 5 stars
Another WONDERFUL book illustrated by Salley Mavor! LOVE her books for her needlework art! The books are also great for kids but adults will love the visual feast!
Melanie on Jun 7, 20225 out of 5 stars
These books made such a beautiful, amazing, and personal gift for my mother. Complete with a handwritten note. It felt like getting a shipment from a friend somehow. The creator is a genius!
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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