Cindy Gray has been stitching and creating since she was a child. Influenced by her grandmother who Cindy notes was "the strong willed wife of a farmer." That Luzerne County, Pennsylvania farm sparked a passion for learning about the past, a love of the land and nature. Cindy continues seeking bonds with day to day life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Cindy's folk art, needlework, and toys are inspired by those women from bygone times, who created by candle light, for necessity, or for art or for love. All of her pieces are her design. Each is one of a kind, made from antique and vintage fabric. Cindy Gray's work appeared in Dolls Collectors Magazine, Country Home, Southern Living Home For The Holiday, Early American Homes, and Early American Life. Early American Homes, working with prominent museums, seven times has listed Cindy Gray among the top 200 traditional work artisans. Cindy had the honor of making an ornament for the White House Christmas tree in 1999.
AACG008 A Folk Art Doll Named Emma by Cindy Gray $79.
She a little girl, measuring only 5-3/4 inches tall. Her name is Emma. All hand stitched. Her body is made from Linsey Woolsey, an early fabric consisting of a linen warp and a woolen weft. Her face is sewn on with little knots for eyes and a stitched nose. Her dress is a very early red calico with a little pocket trimmed in a faded brown fabric, also used at the collar area. She wears a little flannel slip. Stitched toes. Perfect sitting on a shelf or sitting in a cupboard. $79. Includes shipping.