Saturday, August 15, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Judy Souliotis is Gone UPDATED

Folks are announcing on Facebook that Judy Souliotis is gone.  
https://www.facebook.com/860462527326471/photos/a.860479107324813.1073741828.860462527326471/921095594596497/?type=1&theater

http://driscollfuneralhome.tributes.com/obituary/read/Judy-Basso-Souliotis-102760815

Well known for her silk and metal embroidery classes and her Asian themed designs, she will be much missed.  Her website has disappeared but I did manage to find photographs of some of her teaching pieces.  This is Ocean Waves.
http://juststring.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/OceanWaves-Final.jpg

This is Celestial Dimension.
http://www.egascr.org/sem2006/images/310_Celestial.jpg

This is her Oriental Flower Cart, done in Japanese Embroidery.
http://www.janezimmerman.com/Site/Guest_Artist_Gallery/IMAG007.JPG

This is her Mating Season.
http://www.janezimmerman.com/Temp/Guest_Artist_Gallery/IMAG019.JPG

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SNS_Mating_Season/info

I don't know the name of this one, sorry, but it appears to be Japanese Embroidery as well.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2bMIT0VqgLI/Sos2-onENyI/AAAAAAAACW8/SAr6CmeG9DM/s320/camelia.jpg

This is Asian Journey, one of Judy's lovely teaching pieces.  I hope these few images will show the range and depth of her stitching.  She'll be greatly missed by her students and many friends,
http://www.canvasesbegone.com/product/asian-journey-by-judy-souliotis-needlepoint-chart-thread-beads-22-count-canvas

UPDATE:  Gay Ann Rogers is asking folks to send her memories of and thoughts about Judy and her impact on the stitching world.  You may email her at GayAnnRogers@me.com or you can post a note on Gay Ann's Facebook page. These are being gathered and posted on Gay Ann's website.
http://www.gayannrogers.com

UPDATED AGAIN:  Ann's thoughts on Judy and her impact on Ann's stitching world.
http://stitchingfoolishness.blogspot.com/2015/08/judy-souliotis.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright August 15, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

2 comments:

  1. Please don't post guesses. The piece you call Mating Game is actually Mating Season. It is not Japanese Embroidery. It is needlepoint on a countable Japanese fabric, Sha, using some techniques from Japanese Embroidery. LW in Plano, TX

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  2. This is very sad news to all of the needlepoint world.

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