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LYDIA P ALLEN

Peace Works


Lydia P Allen

Lydia P. Allen is a wool artist from the Bluegrass state of Kentucky. Her inspiration for wool art has evolved from a love and appreciation for the creative handwork of the Early Americans, from the very primitive to the very detailed pieces. Her wool creations incorporate themes and patterns that symbolize, to her, peace and simplicity. Hence, the name she chose for her art- “Peace Works.” Lydia has always been fascinated with needlework and handmade pieces, appreciating the time and creativity that each contained. 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 the love of being creative and sharing that with others has blossomed. Lydia’s stitching with wool began about 13 years ago. Like the Wool Penny Rugs from the early 19th century, Lydia uses mostly recycled wool from clothing and blankets. New pieces of wool are blended with the old. There can be several processes before a particular piece of wool becomes an heirloom piece of art. Each piece is cleaned, some are felted for a particular thickness and texture, and some are re-dyed to compliment a selected pallet of colors. All of the shades, textures and patterns fit together to create an image that always tells a story. It is Lydia’s hope that 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 a craft of the early Americans will never be forgotten.



Lydia P Allen appeared in these Directories:

2013 Directory

TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK

2012 Holiday

HOLIDAY

2012 Directory

TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK

2011 Holiday

HOLIDAY

2011 Directory

TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK