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Oct 11

Like Grandmother like Granddaughter

by Morgan  | 3 comments

Cindy Steiler learned the art of handmade from her shop's namesource - her paternal Grandmother, Mary.   Today, she's honed the skills her grandmother passed down to create stunning, vintage-inspired, mixed-media, surrealist needlepoints that have the rare ability to disturb and delight their viewer all at once.  {At least, this viewer.  The repurposed [not to mention exhumed] antique German doll parts really freak me out.  In the good way.}

Steiler uses homespun 100-year-old linen as her canvas, and has a distintive almost illiustration-like vibe to her hand-stitched characters ~ giving her body of work a signature style, despite the fact that no two pieces are the same.   Really beautiful stuff.

She also makes journals from her quirky designs, which are not to be missed ~

Visit Mary's Granddaughter on Cargoh for all of this goodness and more...

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