Friday, May 14, 2010

Punch Needle

Marinda Stewart is a multi talented artist and designer in many mediums.  She's designed most of the Michael Miller quilts over the years and has now authored
The Complete Guide
To paraphrase her: it's as close to painting with a needle and thread as I've ever found.  At it's best it's reminiscent of pointillism.  
She  and designer Mark Hordyszinski recently visited me here in wine country.  Sharing local wine and cheese and with fellow foodies was a real treat.  Amongst all the fun I managed to take these shots to share with you:
here's the part that blows my mind:
the front:
the back!
at one time this was done with re-purposed hypodermic needles 
all neat in their little box

 and the exquisite top
here's the quilt top

hedgehog
bunny
squirrel
and then this tiny jeweled flower!
exquisite!

3 comments:

Little Green Doll said...

Wow!! What a great work!!! Excellent!! Have a nice weekend!

Mark said...

What a treat to see this! Nice posting about Marinda!! See you at market.

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the hedgehog is quite good, I bet that it took you a lot of time. Great job keep it up the good work.