Michigan artist Carol Pyykkonen celebrates her muse in masterful needlework; sewing beaded heirloom pieces that convey her zeal for a craft that brings tranquility to body and soul.
Like a fairy godmother, Carol Pyykkonen transforms German porcelain dolls, garbing them in ornate dresses sewn with aged fabrics and diligently applied beadwork. Personalized passports made from fabric and charming accents are works of art to be treasured.
Lovingly crafted as a gift for a bride, this sublime bouquet is comprised of timeless brooches and beads.
“For me, knitting is a mantra; sewing is a mantra,” Carol explains. “I get so much satisfaction from creating things from my heart. And it makes it so much more special when other people love them.”
For more of this story, see “A Stitch In Time”, from our October 2014 issue of Victoria magazine.