My third embroidery pattern portfolio is here, and it features the magical work of the wonderful and endlessly inspiring Mary Blair!
Not familiar with Mary Blair? Perhaps you don't know the name, but I bet you know her work:
In addition to being the designer for the It's a Small World ride at Disneyland, she was the concept artist for some of Disney's most famous animated features (Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan and many others).
Cinderella images are copyright © The Walt Disney Company
The Oklahoma-born Blair became known as a visionary California artist whose concepts enlivened animation, commercial illustration, children's books and theme park design. She also influenced decades of artists, illustrators and designers for decades to follow.
What's special about this collection of embroidery patterns, is that they are based on works from her private collection of commercial, personal and non-Disney work:
This painting of a girl holding a bird is one of my favorites, so I made it the image on the cover with my stitched example appearing on the back cover:
Mary's work lends itself so well to embroidery, and I'm thrilled to finally have this portfolio ready for you to play around with! I'm so curious to see what you'll stitch up with these patterns...xoxo Jenny