Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Breaking News: Kathryn Molineux Wilson Has Died UPDATED

Small Peacock from Shorebird Studio

Jill at The Needlepointer just reported on Facebook that Katie Molineux Wilson of Shorebird Studio died December 26, 2014. We have lost a great talent and a very nice person, to boot.  If you aren't familiar with her work, here is the Shorebird Studio website.
http://shorebirdstudio.com

Above is Katie's Small Peacock, the only piece of hers I've stitched.  It was a gorgeous piece of art and graces our house now.  I feel lucky to have been able to stitch this.

UPDATES:  Tributes from fellow stitchers--
http://mostlyneedlepoint.com/so-hard-to-say/

http://melitastitches4fun.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/dragon-fly-a-tribute-to-kathryn-molineux/

Postings of some of Katie's amazing work--
http://needlenicely.blogspot.com/2015/02/two-count-em-two-finishes.html

http://needlenicely.blogspot.com/2011/05/katie-molyneaux-small-canvases.html


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© Copyright January 6, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear this. She painted beautiful birds & animals; I have 2 of her older, small cat designs (one of which I have 2 of). The peacock is stunning.

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    1. I think all her work is stunning. She was a very great talent.

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  2. So sad! Do you know what happens in this sort of situation? Will someone perhaps buy the rights to the designs and continue the line?

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    1. It depends. Some designers (Loretta Spears, MCM) refuse to let their designs live on after them. Some families are willing to sell the rights or they continue to publish the charts afterwards (Gennie Morrow). Some heirs cannot agree (Ann Spiess Mills). We won't know for a while what will happen. It depends on Katie's own wishes and what her family wants to do.

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    2. Kathryn's work will continue to be available, Go to shorebirdstudio.com, select the canvas (get the model number) and have your needlepoint retailer order for you at shorebirdstudio@comcast.net. We are now shipping many items from inventory on hand with no wait period. Thank you for you kind thoughts and words regarding Katie's passing and her place in the world of needlepoint. I so much appreciate that.

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    3. Thank you for letting us know, Grant. Her fans are going to be thrilled! Her work is classic and I am so happy you are making it available even though you--and we--have lost Kathryn.

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  3. That is a shame - of all the pieces I decided to complete, hers was one of them & was the one I decided to focus on first in 2015. I have been stitching on it for the last 3 days. Melita

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    1. You are very lucky to have one of her canvases, Melita. I hope you'll share photos once you get into it!

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