Did you miss our virtual lecture with Salley Mavor? Good news, registration is now open for instant access to the recording of her lecture: Making My Bed: Creating imaginative worlds with 3D embroidery! Here’s your chance to catch up with this exciting lecture if you missed it live. Upon registration you will be able to access the video from the lecture page under Course Content through October 20, 2023. Also, don’t miss our interview with Salley with spectacular pictures of her work here.
About this lecture: Artist Salley Mavor will talk about her 40+ year career creating imaginative worlds with 3-dimensional embroidery. The presentation will cover a wide range of artistic adventures, from illustration to doll-making to stop-motion animation, all done in her signature hand-stitched style. This is an opportunity to take a behind the scenes peek at Ms. Mavor’s innovative process, which incorporates embroidery, fabric, and found objects.
Award-winning artist Salley Mavor has spent 4 decades developing her signature style and working methods, carving out her own niche within the children’s book world and the fiber art community. Her three-dimensional embroidered scenes have been used as children’s book illustrations, social commentary and stop-motion animation. As an illustration student at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1970’s, Salley left traditional mediums behind, preferring to communicate her ideas with sculptural needlework. Salley has illustrated 11 picture books using her distinctive blend of materials and hand-stitching techniques, including Pocketful of Posies, which won the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the 2011 Golden Kite Award. Her popular how-to book, Felt Wee Folk is in its 2nd edition, inspiring creativity in all ages. The picture book, My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World is her most recent publication. She works in her home studio in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
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