LYDIA P. ALLEN


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Lydia P. Allen is a wool artist from Kentucky whose inspiration for wool art has evolved from a love and appreciation for the creative handwork of early Americans, from very primitive to very detailed pieces. Her wool creations incorporate themes and patterns that symbolize peace and simplicity and give her art its name—Peace Works.

Allen has always been fascinated with needlework and handmade pieces, appreciating the time and creativity each contains. Her embroidery days began at an early age with a wooden hoop, a printed design on muslin, and lots of colorful floss. Today some of those materials have changed, but she still loves being creative and sharing that with others. She began stitching with wool began about 14 years ago.

Like the wool penny rugs from the early 19th Century, the works Allen creates use mostly recycled wool from clothing and blankets. New pieces of wool are blended with the old. All of the shades, textures, and patterns fit together to create an image that always tells a story.

She hopes the intricate wool art she designs will inspire others to develop a special appreciation for the art of needlework and handmade pieces—and that those works will ensure that a craft of the early Americans will never be forgotten.

Peace Works
107 Sedley Ct.
Pewee Valley, KY 40056
Phone: 502-241-4999
Email: lydiapallen@gmail.com

Lydia P. Allen has been selected for the following Directories:

2016
Year: 2016, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2016
Year: 2016, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2015
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2015
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2013
Year: 2013, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2012
Year: 2012, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2011
Year: 2011, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
Biography updated October 3, 2016   Photograph updated October 27, 2016  Contact information updated June 16, 2016
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