Jury - 2021 CHESTER COUNTY STUDIO TOUR
I graduated Pittsburgh Art Institute with my degree in Interior Design and Visual Merchandising. I have been an avid needle worker for over 60 years and interested in promoting needle arts which I have taught for many years.
I am an Italian-American and artist Anthe Capitan-Valais a Greek-American who have been friends that have been creating together for years. We have been fondly referred to as the “stitch sisters”.
During the pandemic we found a new way to collaborate combining our talents making these soft sculptures from recycled, and reused materials; antiques, vintage, found and new combining our love of God and mankind into these amazing affirmations in little creature form. Anthe paints the faces and adorns them while I stitch and create them using my needle skills.
We are now known as the 2 Greetalians: creating these wonderfully uplifting creations. Each one is handmade and one of a kind with a story written especially with the image and name in mind. Stop by and visit our collection. May they bring you many blessings when you take them home or give them as a gift.
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