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Remembering Bobbie

Bobbie had been creating needlepoint and petitpoint designs for over 40 years. She first designed for a store on Madison Avenue in New York City, then in the late 1970s, she became enamored with petitpoint after attending her first miniature show and had never returned to full sized designing or stitching since.

Bobbie SchoonmakerUltimately, in 1980, a business was launched specializing in 1/12th scale, 18th Century reproduction furniture with petitpoint worked on 40 to 72 count silk gauze. In 2000, this business, microstitchery.com, was launched to sell kits of her designs.

In 1987, Bobbie was made a Fellow of The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) and had served on both the Artisan and Fellow Selection Committees. Her work has been displayed in museums such as The Smithsonian in Washington, DC; Tiffany's Christmas windows in New York City and IGMA's first Elements of Style exhibit.

Bobbie's pieces, articles and charts have also appeared in books, magazines and newspapers both in the United States and overseas.

Bobbie passed away November 15, 2011
















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