Square Roots Design
About The Artist
Mary Van Abel-Kronberg • Marquette , MI
Fiber & Textiles • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
SquareRootsDesign pillows are made with an emphasis on the character of materials, a respect for the past and quality craftsmanship. They are designed to bring an artful statement and easy heirloom luxury to the joyful home. I piece and patchwork together original compositions using collections of vintage, found, and new materials using bold radiating colors, contrasting textures, patterns and elements of surprise. I am also a professional Exhibits Designer, Seamstress and Fine Art Painter.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
Technically speaking I construct each patchwork pillow cover with upholstery weight vintage, new, found fabrics from my materials collections. I use bonded nylon upholstery weight thread on patchwork construction, invisible zippers and top quality hypoallergenic faux down inserts. Materials include cotton velvet, jacquard, silk, damasks, printed and woven cottons. Playful compositions are created with bold vibrant color, contrasting textures, surprising patterns. Often a theme will emerge in the composition. One of my most enduring compositional themes is the garden.