Friday, March 25, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Caela Conn Tyler has Died UPDATED

Detail from Caela Conn Tyler's "Shihoko The Bride"

The Colorado Columbine ANG Chapter has announced the death of Caela Conn Tyler on their Facebook page. 
https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoColumbineAng/photos/a.616378068378200.156427.613450462004294/1262038057145528/?type=3&theater

A fantastic and creative teacher, Caela is best known for her landscapes.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2010/10/monet-meets-caela-conn-tyler.html

Check out those clouds!
https://www.facebook.com/118153386709/photos/pcb.10153277394911710/10153277390621710/?type=3&theater

Here is her masterpiece, the Piazza San Marco in Venice.
http://needleart.org/jaroskileticia_piazzasanmarco_npnowi_3rd01/

http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2009/10/what-wonderful-weekend.html

She also created lovely Southwestern-themed designs, like these charming gourd ladies...
http://embroideryteachers.com/Members/Tyler/tyler.htm

...and this adobe house exterior.
http://www.sbneedlepoint.org/archives/2010/nov_2010.html

Isn't "Fiesta" fun with that fringed bottom?
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1198969833460132&set=a.278707608819697.75487.100000413810830&type=3&theater

Here is her "Red Kerchief" inspired by a Monet painting.  Notice her use of tulle.  I suspect Caela was the first to use tulle on top of needlepoint.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=819407751504440&set=pcb.1022500201160471&type=3&theater

But she created beautiful geometrics, too.
http://www.needlepoint.org/WhatIs/2000/A%20Study%20in%20Diamonds.php

This is her "Evening at the Ritz."
http://www.egascr.org/sem2006/images/312_Evening.jpg

Not to mention lovely appliqué pieces.  This is "Royal Oak."
http://www.needlepoint.org/WhatIs/2007/images/6003p-11.jpg

And she created one of a kind pieces that are show-stoppers, like this jacket in the National Academy of Needleart's permanent collection or this stunning jacket with matching dress.
http://needleart.org/gallery/permanent-collection/tyler1930_32av/

http://www.needlepoint.org/WhatIs/1998/TylerOpium.php

This necklace "For Shore" is gorgeous!
http://www.needlepoint.org/WhatIs/1998/TylerShore.php

"Shihoko The Bride"
My favorite piece is her " Shihoko The Bride"--I can't find a finished photograph online but if I do, I'll post it here.

UPDATE: Thanks to Pat C. I have photographs of Shihoko for you to enjoy.  Thank you, Pat!
http://eowynsartifacts.livejournal.com/79914.html

UPDATE #2: Needlepoint Now magazine has reprinted the counted design Caela did for one of their issues in their newsletter.  Enjoy and think of Caela's talent!
https://www.needlepointnow.com/wp-content/uploads/NN_NWSLTR_April16.pdf

It's a sad day for needlepointers.  But we are lucky we had her for as long as we did.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright March 25, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

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