Artists, designers, and embroiderers

Artists, designers, and embroiderers

Susan Mary ('Lily') Yeats (1866-1949) was a designer and embroiderer associated with the Celtic Revival movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She was born in Enniscrone (County Sligo), and was the eldest daughter of the famous Irish portrait artist, John Butler Yeats and Susan Yeats (née Pollexfen).

Cayce Zavaglia is an American painter and embroidery artist who is best known for her embroidered portraits. She herself refers to this aspect of her work as "thread painting' or "renegade embroidery". Starting from a photograph, she works her embroideries with 1-stranded thread on a linen ground material. All her portraits are not larger than about 20 x 25 cm. She said herself:

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