|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.
A fantastic and creative teacher, Caela is best known for her landscapes.
Check out those clouds!
Here is her masterpiece, the Piazza San Marco in Venice.
She also created lovely Southwestern-themed designs, like these charming gourd ladies...
...and this adobe house exterior.
Isn't "Fiesta" fun with that fringed bottom?
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.
But she created beautiful geometrics, too.
This is her "Evening at the Ritz."
Not to mention lovely appliqué pieces. This is "Royal Oak."
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.
This necklace "For Shore" is gorgeous!
|"Shihoko The Bride"|
UPDATE: Thanks to Pat C. I have photographs of Shihoko for you to enjoy. Thank you, Pat!
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!
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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