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Mola Textile Pillow

February 24th, 2011

Daniel Pontius

Mola pictured with Indian gypsy quilt that I purchased in Rome…sigh.

Tools of the trade.

Pillow made from a Mola textile. Molas are made by the Kuna, an indigenous people of Panamá of the San Blas Islands.  The Kuna technique has inspired by own needlework.The fabrics are appliqued or reversed appliqued and then cut away to reveal the layers underneath.

Pillow Front

February 18th, 2011

Daniel Pontius

Dynamic Vertical

Calming Horizontal

Rotation –undecided.

Reverse side of the needlepoints

This is a pillow front that I haven’t made into a pillow because I keep thinking to have it framed for a wall and you can’t rotate that– the same as a pillow. 3 vintage needlepoints dyed and cut and surged together.

Found Pillow

February 15th, 2011

Daniel Pontius

Are You There Andy? It’s Me, Daniel.

Periwinkle & Orange & Pink


This pillow, an Andy Warhol inspired pattern if there ever was one, is one of those things that when I saw it I snapped it right up. I wanted it. I loved it. It was fantastic!  Pause… I thought to myself:  Wait a minute, is it ugly? It is ugly. It’s kind of ugly. I love it. I’m getting it. 

I might take it apart and make a pair–but at the moment I like the color combo with the chartreuse velvet chair in my work room just too much. 

Valentine’s Day Pillow

February 14th, 2011

Daniel Pontius

Happy Valentine’s Day
We Heart you.

so do our rosettes

This is our second annual Valentine’s pillow. (We being me and my pillows). The background is silk. The red and pink is from a 60’s woman’s scarf. Cut into small circles and hand sewn. Not only inspired by Valentine’s Day, but also the quinceañera dress shops in Downtown LA and my favorite Pixie’s song in particular this video:

Pillow: RAM

February 7th, 2011

Daniel Pontius

RAM RAM RAM RAM RAM RAM RAM RAM… as seen at Hallworth Design.

Frayed & surged zipper detail

As I remember it, the story is this. There was an old Hindu monk who spent his time sitting under a tree writing in a notebook. This made the other monks nervous. They suspected he was writing about them. The old monk died. The other monks found his notebook to see what he had written about them. All the pages were covered with the word, RAM, over and over again, the old monk had been sitting under the tree writing the name of God.

Fill in your own moral/meaning if you like.

PIllow – Embroidered Text

January 31st, 2011

Daniel Pontius

Vintage cotton thread on linen.

Pillow 14th c

January 27th, 2011

Daniel Pontius

Via the V&A

Re-use is not something new; it is something that was forgotten. The English orphrey (embroidery) pillow above was made from a clerical vestment–they say– in the 16th or 17th century.  The back side is leather.