vintage finds for a modern world: bird and bear.
by victoria comment

8/26/10

holy cow, wow. i just stumbled across Bird and Bear, the etsy shop of Brooklyn artist Joetta Maue, and her abundance of beautiful and completely unique hand embroidery blew my socks off. i totally fell for these re-purposed, hand embroidered works of art, all of which are created on one of a kind vintage linens, like hankies and tablecloths.

Joette also accepts commissions for custom images for embroidered portraits, and custom text orders are welcome, as well. I can see these pieces being amazing and very personal housewarming, baby shower or wedding gifts. To see more of Joetta’s work please drop by bird and bear, her website and her blog, little yellow birds.

16 responses to “vintage finds for a modern world: bird and bear.”

  1. i have been such a fan of joetta’s for the longest time. and her blog is such an amazing resource for finding fiber artists. she has really opened my eyes up to some extraordinary creating going on out there in our world.

    speaking of, you do pretty much the same thing for me. so, thank you. :-)

  2. “be strong” is my favorite in her shop. Brilliant, years ago I was a vintage textile dealer. It is wonderful to see these enter the 21 century with new life. Bravo!!!!!

  3. They are amazing…they remind me of the traditional “lenços de namorados” (lovers’ hankerchiefs?) that we have in Portugal and that originated in northern Portugal during the 19th century.
    Just google images for “lenços namorados”.
    If you want to know more about them, and how they were used by girls in the 19th century to send love messages to the boys they liked check http://www.algarvebuzz.com/lencos-de-namorados-lovers-squares/ (in english).

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