2 more weeks to see “Sewn Stories” in Brattleboro, VT

Self Portrait detail

My show, Salley Mavor: Sewn Stories will be at the Brattleboro Museum in Vermont for just 2 more weeks. It’s a wonderful little museum in a great town! Many people have seen the exhibit since it opened last July , but I know there are others who have been thinking about going, so now is the time. The show will be there through Sunday, February 5th, 2012.


The show includes several originals from Pocketful of Posies as well as illustrations from some of my other books. My Self Portrait: A Personal History of Fashion and Rabbitat are on display, too. After the show ends, the self-portrait will be returning to its semi-permanent home at the Woods Hole Public Library.

I don’t usually toot my own horn so loudly, but I want to share a few sentences from this review of the show, which came out in Art New England: 

“In astonishing detail, Mavor’s work above all conveys an artist who is entirely present. Beyond merely illustrating a story or poem, she brings us into it. Engaging with these works is like searching for stars in the night sky–at first we don’t recognize the extent of the delicate endless stitching, but as we keep our eyes focused, more and more appear. Surely her thread is gossamer, her fingers unimaginably nimble.”

9 thoughts on “2 more weeks to see “Sewn Stories” in Brattleboro, VT

  1. Thanks for the reminder…it would be super to make it up there before it all leaves. I will have to look over the next two weeks’ itinerary and see if it’s possible, as well as checking on the long range weather forecast! Good thoughts to you as you enjoy the winter’s time of sanctuary and renewal…and creative work. Blessings and peace!

  2. I’m so glad you posted this because I am fairly new to your blog and didn’t know about this! Such beautiful work, I would love to see it up close and in person. Hmmm can I talk the hubby into a trip to Vermont?!!!

  3. Salley,,

    You should certainly “toot your own horn” every once in a while, your work deserves accolades and brings such joy to many people. I pick up my copy of “Pocket full of Posies” often and look through it, always finding something new and magical.

    Thank you.


  4. I went today, and it was wonderful! First to see each work, then to focus on the details. It was fairly busy too, and I’d say I saw ages 3 to 75 enjoying your work.

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