Hot Springs, NC
I enjoy creating the unexpected from familiar scenes and everyday objects. A pasture with cows and a barn or a bygone building that I snap with my digital camera becomes a kaleidoscope of colors and textures printed onto cloth,then stitched and embellished by slow hands and a meditative spirit.
I save aluminum pull off lids from Kozy Shack pudding and sew them onto a painter's drop cloth printed with computer manipulated scans of the tops arranged in geometric designs. Then I construct an elegant purse using pipe cleaners, recycled metal from a bag found at the Salvation Army, novelty trims, antique buttons and spend hours embroidering around the circular shapes with hand dyed pearl cotton.
People who have lost beloved pets send me treasured photos that I transform into a pillow memorial that they can hug and still feel connected to that unconditional love.
I follow my intuition when combining imagery and my heart to guide my hand when piecing, quilting, and embroidering. The result is a uniqueness that supercedes the original photos.
After the Rain – Embroidered Photograph on Cotton$200.00
Blue Mountain Majesty – Embroidered Photograph on Cotton$450.00
Home – Embroidered Photograph on Cotton$120.00
Mountain Mercantile – Embroidered Photograph on Cotton$485.00
Off the Grid – Embroidered Photograph on Cotton$550.00
Red Barn at Folk School – Embroidered Photograph on Cotton$120.00
Tucked Away – Embroidered Photograph on Cotton$250.00
Winter’s Retreat – Embroidered Photograph on Cotton$300.00
Meet Peggy DeBell