ART > Embroideries

Tree of Light
Quilt - fabric assemblage & Embroidery
19.5" X 24"
the whole bloomin' universe
embroidered vintage doily
13.5" 10.5" X 1"
embroidery on tulle and doily
tulle beaded embroidery on vintage doily
13.5" X 16.5" X 1"
Fiber Art, Embroidery, Beading
12" X !3" X 1"
hand beading embroidery
Embellished Vintage Doillie
16.5" X 8.5" X 1'
fiber art, embroidery, Beading
10" X 12" X 1"
beaded embroidery
Embroidered vintage doily
13.5" X 9.5" X 1"
hand & machine embroidery
Embellished Vintage Dollie
13.5" 10.5" X 1"
fiber art, embroidery, Beading
11" X 13" X 1"
beaded - hand & machine embroidery
Embellished Vintage Doillie
12.5" X 1.5" X1"
Inner Sanctum
6" X 9"
fiber art, embroidery, Beading
Mahcine and hand embroidery with beading on tulle
8" x 10" X 1"

Small handworked pieces embellished with stitching, beads, cut layers, silk ties, ribbon, lace and other found materials are inspired by vintage dollies and needlework samplers - forgotten and now seemingly useless hours of leisure time activity - women’s work. Using layers of tulle and more recently directly on dollies, I often start with digital renderings of my drawings and paintings creating machine embroidery as a base. These intimate singular investigations mirror the inner spaces of my heart, the tenderness & silence of quiet working - stitch by stitch - bead by bead - breath by breath.

Lisa Nelson Raabe has been a textile artist for 30+ years and is also a yoga therapist. BFA, Art Institute Chicago, MS, Illinois State University ArtEd/Art Therapy. Lisa creates books, fabric assemblages, quilts & installations.