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Here I am… the embroidered-leaf artistry of Hillary Fayle ♥ for Canada Day!


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July 1st is Canada Day!

To celebrate, I thought it’d be fun to showcase the magnificently stitched maple leaf artistry of American artisan Hillary Fayle. Every single piece of Hillary’s suspended embroidery work is spectacular!!! But if I had to choose a favourite, it’d be her red maple leaf
… since y’ know, I am Canadian!

Take a moment to browse her website… You’ll be glad you did 🙂 Can you pick a favourite?

That’s all for now… Wishing eveyone a happy, safe and fun Canada Day! As well, wishing a happy 4th of July to Hillary Fayle and all our American neighbours visiting my blog today!

Peace to all! ♥ Jackie

hillary fayle

My name is Hillary and this is my art. I am all about creating beautiful things carefully and with regard for the planet. I try to use environmentally friendly and sustainable materials for my art, which has really defined what I do as an artist. Currently I am working with leaves as a primary material, which I coat in a non-toxic preservative and either cut them or stitch them to create delicate patterns which reflect the beauty of the natural world.  Enjoy!

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23 responses

  1. Beautiful. Belated Happy Canada Day, though I suspect ‘Canada Day’ should be everyday!

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    July 3, 2015 at 3:56 am

    • Thanks Jean 🙂 Yeah… it’s not Ireland, but life in Canada is pretty good 😉 Love our flag, though! And now I want to try my hand at maple leaf embroidery 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      July 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      • Sounds like the embroidery would be fun.

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        July 4, 2015 at 4:51 pm

        • Yeah, a lot of fun and patience! I wonder what she uses for coating the leaves to keep them from drying out and breaking…? 🙂 ♥ ❤


          July 4, 2015 at 8:53 pm

  2. Your leaves are beautiful

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    July 3, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    • Thanks T&D 🙂 I’m so pleased to share Hillary Fayle’s leafy creativity on my blog and hope she sees/likes these lovely comments, too! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      July 3, 2015 at 4:50 pm

  3. ephesians413

    Sorry I’m late, but Happy Canada Day!

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    July 3, 2015 at 7:11 pm

  4. Wow!!

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    July 5, 2015 at 10:09 am

  5. That’s so amazing!

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    July 5, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    • Agreed! So amazing to even think of such creativity… never mind the talent to create it! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      July 5, 2015 at 11:12 pm

  6. Amazing! Love the tree leaf. It reminds me of a dear friend of mine. 🙂

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    July 5, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    • Ohhh yes, the amazingly talented Hillary Fayle! And so good when art speaks to the heart 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      July 5, 2015 at 11:33 pm

  7. Amazing! Your works are magic!

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    July 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    • Yes indeed, Hillary Fayle certainly knows how to turn over the design of a new leaf! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      July 13, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      • Oh I though you made them 🙂 I was just overwhelmed with all the colors on your blog 🙂

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        July 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm

        • Well thank you very much 🙂 The designer will hopefully see all these complimentary comments for herself, one day! Thanks too, for taking time to browse through my blog and brightening the colour of my day, today! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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          July 13, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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  9. I admire your ability to knit well. I cannot sew for nuts!! Sigh!!

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    October 6, 2015 at 8:42 am

    • Thanks GH 🙂 Knitting works for me. Sewing—not so much! Everybody’s got something in their heart they’re good at 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      October 6, 2015 at 6:03 pm

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