is pleased to present the "seed pod" line of patterns designed by our good friend Maria Pahls
If her name sounds familiar, it should; Maria is the founder of the "Primitive Pals" club and creator of the popular Seed Pod Newsletter.
Everyone in the "primitive folkart" community seems to know Maria
Inspired by her
prose and drawings (which are seen throughout the Homespun Peddler web site), Maria
has brought to life a fantastic line of doll and stitchery patterns.
The seed pod pattern line is a treaure trove of unique and innovative techniques.
This as well as Maria's close attention to detail in her
instructions allows the first-time crafter to feel as comfortable as an experienced doll maker when working the design.
latest additions to the growing pattern line are all "glue gun free".
feels this will allow your creations to last a lifetime.
"You'd be surprised how you can work around things like glue if you put your mind to it.
I find it a challenge that keeps me on the creative edge.
I'm always trying to test my limits and see what results."
has numerous credits to her
designed patterns for the well known Sharon Andrews and Company
hosted the first "primitive gathering" at her
home in Ohio bringing together a wonderful group of friends & folk artists from as far as Maryland.
spread the word of "primitives" in an article highlighting some of her
fellow artists in the popular "The Cloth Doll" magazine.
is well known for her
wonderful primitive style artwork.
You'll find her
pictures, sketches and other art throughout the Seed Pod newsletters and Seed Pod gallery
here on the Homespun Peddler web site.