If you spend time on Etsy, you've likely seen the beautiful hand embroidered hoops by Danielle Spurge of The Merriweather Council. Her signature wishbone stitch and use of color is a perfect blend of a traditional technique and an abstract aesthetic that, to me, is reminiscent of Expressionist painters Joan Mitchell and Lee Krasner. In short, I love them:
When Tony and I attended the opening of Danielle's show Small Lines, Long Tales at Aviary (the gallery opened in our neighborhood by our friend and client Lindsay Metivier), we immediately singled out and bought a favorite hoop. When you can support two creative and wonderful people in one fell swoop, there's no need to mull and hesitate, folks. Aviary is open Thursday through Sunday, and I suggest you visit and pick out a piece for yourself before they're all sold:
I would be remiss if I didn't also mention Kristin Texeira's lovely paintings which are on display with Danielle's work. There were a couple Tony had his eye on, so you better snap some of those up, too!
PS If you're not in the Boston area, buy Danielle's work from her Etsy shop. All photos by The Merriweather Council.