During our Christmas in July week, we featured Sarah Gibson Wiley of Huger Embroidery (pronounced ū-gee) and her unique ability to turn children’s art into a Memory Pillow using today’s embroidery technology. After visiting her studio and seeing her samples and works-in-progress, I was determined to preserve one of my son’s few pieces of artwork as a pillow.
I brought Sarah the original art seen above just in its frame (no need to remove) and a fabric swatch
of yet-to-be-made pillows that will accompany the memory pillow. With dimensions for the finished pillow, we selected a background fabric and appropriate edge finish. Then she went to work.
Sarah’s labor-intensive designs involve making detailed choices as she modifies colors and selects stitches. Each color has different stitching for fabulous texture as you can see on this
She also had the inspiration to repeat my son’s signature at the bottom of the pillow as the original one on the vase was difficult to read.
I am positively thrilled with my new heirloom. Even my husband was impressed. A Memory Pillow makes a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or any loved one on your list. Start working with Huger Embroidery now if you want to get an order ready for Christmas. It’s only 100 days away, but who’s counting?
September 16, 2013