In the studio
Living a creative life . . . .

I grew up with a needle in my hand, thanks to my mother who was a wonderful seamstress. 
The greater part of my life has been spent sitting cross legged on the floor, stitching like a tailor in a children's fairy tale.

In my "adulthood" I still live in that fairytale land, creating rabbits, bears and other woodland creatures. 
I find inspiration in a long list of "loves", from cherished antique children's clothing, mohair toys & holiday treasures, to rich textiles , trims and sewing implements.  Even a special checkered button or a little velvet box found on an antiquing jaunt can set my mind a twirl with ideas to create around it!

These days I do my best to incorporate as many antique and vintage materials into each original piece as possible. I feel it adds to the "soul" of the character and helps to preserve the past.
I also enjoy creating vintage inspired pincushions of hand dyed wool, vintage linen and velvet, some of which include a small mohair animal.

Each day I feel blessed to have the support and love of family, creative friends and 
a "job" that feeds my creative soul.

The year 2021 marks my 34th. year of living this creative life and
each day I awake loving it!

Thank you to one and all who make this journey possible . . . .
Lori Ann


Patsy patty said...

i'm just in awe.. wonderful you have found your calling and are using your talents.


Michaele said...

Your work is amazing...each piece has it's own personality, which you capture so beautifully.
Have a wonderful holiday season, Lori Ann.
Michaele Thunen

Luann said...

Awesome workshop Lori Ann. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. It was a pleasure meeting you.....hope we can do it again sometime.
Luann Rieck